One family member, after working for Episcopalians for several years, said that the basic tenets of the Episcopalians seem to be:Many of my family members who are Christians don't care whether Mary was a virgin, or on what day Jesus was born, or whether three wise men showed up for the occasion. What they care about is the message of love that Jesus taught. I was brought up Christian, and I was brought up to believe that the fundamental message of Christianity is "Love your neighbor, and everyone is your neighbor."
1. Be compassionate and charitable to thine fellow-man.
2. Take care of the earth and the environment.
3. Don't take the supernatural elements of religion too seriously.
4. Have wine and beer at all church social functions.
Sure, there are some who call themselves Christians who would say that I am wrong. There are some who call themselves Christians who would say that the people in my family and in my community are not real Christians. They can argue until they are blue in the face, but they will not convince me that my family members and my community members have no right to call themselves Christians.