Category talk:Christian denominations

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The depiction here is not NPOV as it seems to suggest that catholicism and eastern orthodoxy are the only denominations derived from early christianity. It also depicts restorationism as being derived from protestantism. It might also lead the viewer to believe that the distance from the center (where early christianity is) is in relation to a departure from early christianity, thus making it appear that the Assyrian Church of the East and restorationist religions are the furthest from the truth (i.e. early christianity). Moogle 08:24, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)

There is nothing here on Messianic Judaism or Messianic Israelitism. Today these constitute two denominations (some would say the latter is a sub-denomination). There are also denominations which represent something inbetween Protestantism and Messianic Judaism, as with Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon. Though there are some who teach that Messianic Judaism is a branch of Judaism, and should therefore be categorized there, Judaism does not so view it whereas Christianity, and most messianic Jews, views MJ as a branch of itself. I realize the MJ is too small to appear on the diagram but it should at least appear in the list of recognized denominations. Landau7 08:18, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Why are Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons listed as Christians???[edit]

  • I am a Baptist and I know many people in my church who have studied the Bible their entire life and we believe the Bible word for word. But Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons are not really Christians. They are two completely separate Releigons. I dont mean to offend anybody, but its just like saying Baptist are Muslim. Its not true. To be a Christian means that you believe that Jesus is God's son and that he died for our sins and by believing this and asking for forgiveness you will be saved. I have talked to several of my Mormon and Jehovah's Witness friends and they dont quite believe that. They believe that you have to do good works to be saved. Once you've believed and have asked for forgiveness you will always be saved. Even if you kill someone you will still go to heaven. There is nothing in the Bible that says you can be "Un-Saved". Quinlanfan2 (talk) 22:45, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Have fun believing the Bible word-for-word. I own the Oxford Annotated Bible, have studied it thoroughly, and find that there is a considerable amount of self-contradiction even within the individual books. And your Muslim comment was exceedingly narrow-minded in nature. Why don't you go to a religious site and talk about religion? Talk pages are for talking about the articles, not their subjects. (talk) 23:03, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
      • I might do that. Thanks! But its kind of insulting to have Two separate relegions listed as another. And How was that narrow minded? I used it as an example. They would be insulted if Baptist were listed as muslims. And I am talking about it on here because I want to improve the article. Quinlanfan2 (talk) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:44, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Compare with List of Christian denominations[edit]

This page is in chaos, and its structure (and subcategories) should match List of Christian denominations. Tb (talk) 18:50, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Removing diffuse template[edit]

I do not believe that diffusion is useful for this category. None of the other sub-categories of 'Religious denominations' are organized in this way. In all of them, the denominations are top-level members of the category, and do not require a searcher to guess where the denomination was founded, or what their theological positions may be. I will be removing the template to bring this category into line with the other equivalent categories.--Editor2020 (talk) 03:16, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

How do you want to find a denomination? By wading thur many hundreds (or more) of Christian denominations when only 200 can be put on this page at a time? There are most likely close to a thousand Christian denominations in Wikipedia. Other Religious denominations are not organized in this way because there are not near so many of them.--Carlaude (talk) 06:20, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I like this line of thinking. It would be nice to get a feel for a list on one page. Some pages, don't quote me, are thousands long. Surely that can be categorised? Show me a list that is not simply numbers that cannot be categorised into a tree... (talk) 00:48, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Slightly intoxicated, User:RTG can't get his mind off the fact that he doesn't really sign in when using the other browser. In fairness, he uses this browser more often these days. This is in the "Christian denominations list". Negative. I urm... Nop. If you delete this he will surely be banned but, know this, the idea will not be lost. Yet. (talk) 00:55, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Consensus on Wikipedia on groupings of Christian denominations[edit]

I opened a discussion on groupings in Christianity, of which there currently seems to lack a consensus on Wikipedia. The discussion might be of interest for followers of this talk page. Please see: Talk:Christianity#Denominations. Chicbyaccident (talk) 12:19, 6 January 2017 (UTC)