Saturday, April 02, 2011

I think this is a safe assumption

Almost no one who uses "Anabaptist" as a pejorative has ever read anything written by Anabaptists or by someone sympathetic to Anabaptism.


Jeremy Myers said...

I would agree, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone speak negatively of the Anabaptists.

Arthur Sido said...

Ever listen to the White Horse Inn? Or someone from Westminster Seminary in California? There is a subset of the Reformed that uses the Anabaptists as punching bags on a regular occassion without ever really engaging in what they said. Simply saying "Anabaptist" is enough to end the conversation.

Steve Scott said...

It's funny just how many traditional Reformed are anabaptists themselves. They won't accept somebody's baptism if they were baptized as an infant in the Roman Catholic church, and will "re-baptize" them (i.e. anabaptist). The main group of churches in the Reformation WOULD accept RC baptism and persecuted the anabaptists for NOT accepting it.