The godless freethinker, as he describes himself in his Masks of Eris blog, has done a brilliant, humorous and insightful job of classification of Christians. It is far too modest to say, as he does, “modest.”
Thus below is a modest stab at a Christian Code of similar organization, with examples of subjects, and a few examples to flesh out the range of each subject. The options are the extremes (- – to + +), the moderates (- and +), the carefully undecideds (no sign), and the indecipherables (?). Minuses usually mean metaphoricalism; the plusses That Good Ol’ Fundie Religion.
Before clicking on the link below and enjoying this list, let me state where I find myself. I tend to be, in most cases, in the single plus category but not at all what the author calls “That Good Ol’ Fundie Religion.” That is the only fault I find with his analysis, he confuses fundamentalism with orthodoxy. Would he be surprised to know that I accept evolution completely without theistic tinkering? That I reject “them vs. us” notions of salvation? That I am not a biblical literalist? That I think the Shroud of Turin is genuine though it may not be the product of a miracle in a classical sense of that word? That I see absolutely no conflict between science and my faith? Oh, the price of being an Episcopalian.
Now go read The Christian Code « Masks of Eris