I'm one of those pesky Baptists who has to ask, at the risk of being presumptuous, that you not nominate either of my blogs for one of Sallie's Blogs of Beauty Awards. The arguments have all been made, of course, so I won't add more to them. I would ask, though, that if you have already nominated one of them, please contact Sallie and ask her to remove it. I haven't been contacted by anyone asking if I can agree with the Nicene Creed, and the burden of finding that out rests with the people doing the nominating.
There seems to be quite some shock over the fact that there are people who "claim" to be saved, born-again Christians who haven't heard of the Creed or who don't accept it. I am Baptist. There has been a line of believers through the ages who never accepted any of the Catholic church's doctrine. Those believers were never a part of the Catholic church, so they didn't come out of the Catholic church during the Reformation. That line of believers can be traced through history to the Baptist churches of today. Our church history has never included the Nicene Creed, therefore, we have never used it in our worship, and the only thing we've been taught about it is that it exists historically (aside from the doctrinal issues already discussed). So please don't assume that all Christians accept something; check it out, ask questions . . . if you don't agree, that's fine. But please don't dismiss folks just because they don't accept something that is considered "normal" by the majority of Christians.
I'll close this by saying that I don't hold anything against Sallie. This is not a personal thing. I admire her for having the character to make strict guidelines and stick by them, even in the face of opposition. She is the one who set up the guidelines and asked that those not agreeing with them not participate. No one has considered that that's exactly what we've done - we've followed her guidelines. Can we get an A for effort, at least?! ;) Sallie is one of the bloggers who inspired me to start my own blog. Her blog is on my blogroll, and it will stay there, because I enjoy it . . . and now that the baby's coming, I've got to stick with her and meet Little Miss Peanut!