No, you don't. But that's not analogous.
Of course it is. There are certain requirements that must be met to be called a Christian....just like there are certain requirements that must be met to be called a lawyer.
Is Chess still the game of chess if one wants to play it but refuses to use a queen....or wants to change the l-shape movement of the horse?
Is baseball still the game of baseball when one refuses to use a bat, and instead uses his hand to strike the ball? There are rules.
Of course, one can insist on identifying themselves as "lawyers"....but that doesn't necessarily mean that they truly are.
Even "doctors" who carry their charade too far by actually seeing and diagnosing patients for real end up in hot water.
Edited by betsy, 16 August 2011 - 05:16 PM.