Hello, I consider myself an independent baptist but not necessarily of the fundamental type. I used to belong to an IFB church, and I would be willing to join one again if and when I find a good one, which I've found out is not an easy task nowadays. Anyway having said that, I've noticed while traveling around this board that a large percentage of those here seem to be openly hostile to IFB's and their beliefs. I know that this isn't unusual in most Christian quarters but I'm surprised to find so much of it here on a forum that calls itself a BaptistBoard. There are many here who don't seem to fit into the catagory of "Baptist". There are others whom I'm not sure what they are. I've seen more writings and arguments from orthodox, calvinists, protestants, etc, than from anyone else (OK so I may be exaggerating a little here). Many of those on this board who call themselves baptist seem way too secular and ecumenical, and this is coming from a person who has no strong love affair with fundamentalism. I've seen one person here who was criticized and made fun of for speaking out against secular Rock/Pop music as if it's a perfectly normal and acceptable thing for a baptist Christian to indulge in with no questions or strings attached. Since when? Not one person who responded to his comments felt it was anything really worth thinking about and made a big joke of it. The likes of Elton John were A-OK with them. That's pretty sad. On the other hand, there are those certain IFB only forums that basically treat other Christians like garbage that don't agree 100% with their infallible issues and will quickly ban those Christians without a warning, explanation or rebuke and/or delete their topics simply for asking honest questions that some Holier-then-thou moderator didn't like (It happened to me). So mabye a board that tolerates every and all creeds is a good thing? Mabye a board like this is in response to those kind of IFB boards mentioned above by those baptists fed up with them? What do you think?