I have just completed an online questionaire that was collecting, amongst other things, religious affiliation. The options for Christianity were:
- Christian: Church of Scotland
- Christian: Roman Catholic
- Christian: other please specify
I think what struck me was that if, for example, you were Muslim you weren't required/desired to indicate whether Sunni or Shia or if you were Jewish there was no need to state orthodox, liberal or reformed. So I think I may have to stop being a Baptist and be an 'other please specify' instead. All of which vaguely reminds me of a tale I heard of church parade of National Servicemen (I think) which ran something like this: 'Catholics to the right, Anglicans to the left, Methodists and other fancy religions stand fast.'