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What is ethnic christians?

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Submitted by Eugene (Russia), Oct 28, 2013 at 17:28

Do they really exist, or it's an imaginative community? Anyway, there is a very tiny minority of christians among us, Russians, because most of our "orthodox christians" are either superstitious atheists/agnostics or just pretend to be belivers.

Sincerely yours, deputy Captain Obvious from the godless land of Russia.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I used this term by extension from "ethnic Muslims." I find it useful, pointing to identity rather than faith & practice.

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