In my town, there is a residential area that is pretty bad, and one of the town's main streets runs through it. One day, I counted the churches on that street in the 15-block area. There were 14 churches; of the 14, 10 were Baptist. I mentioned this to one of the students at the business school I was attending then, herself a Baptist. She sneered at my comment about so many Baptist churches, saying something I no longer remember, but it was a definite put-down, that there were so many Baptist churches. Pardon my ignorance, but I thought it was wonderful that they cared enough to supply that area with places to go, especially for those who may have to walk in order to attend. Question: Why do you suppose she was upset that there were so many? Is such a number of Baptist churches in one area necessarily indicative of church splits? This same young lady was very loud about her religion, and at the same time, she was very rude, crude, and had an anger problem. She swore unlike I normally hear from adults, she would get angry and stomp and/or strike her desk, and there were other problems. She was NOT at all repre- sentative of the Baptists I have been around. Although in her late twenties, she seemed do know a normal amount of religious facts for one her age, but seemed clueless regarding application. Question: How would such a one be accepted within Baptist circles: as a fellow-believer because she said she was, as a hypocrite, as one not yet spiritually mature enough to really know the Lord, or as a hopeless cause for now? Question: Approximately what percentage of Baptist churches are Calvinistic as compared to Arminian? Question: Do all Baptists normally accept all other Baptists as true believers? Which Baptist groups are most likely not to accept all other Baptist groups as true believers? Question: Do most Baptists accept that there are others who are also believers? Among those who are not accepting of others, what is their main separation issue?