Here's a description of who they are and what they believe as described by experienced inquisitor: They claim to be the true christians and successors of the apostles. They also emphasized holy living. They believed that baptism and Lord's supper are just symbols. They attacked the doctrine of transubtantiation, baptismal regeneration, Image and relics worship, confession to priest and other catholic sacraments. They were labelled "heretics" because according to the catholics they held to manichaen beliefs. In some baptist history books they were considered baptists. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/gui-cathars.html What do you think about them?