So I have decided that since the poll (for the name reconcilist) seems to be all equal votes (4 on every single one, it made me laugh). I want to restate the points of why I think we need a new name better than universalist.
Anything with the term ‘Universal’ has to many negative connotations to it and shuts down discussion before it can even begin. It reminds people too much of the all-paths-lead-to-God group a.k.a. Unitarian Universalists. People won’t be able to understand the term Universalist, like fundamentalist it has irreversible baggage attached to it. If you are a Christian Universalist then you sound like a person who believes all paths lead to God, but Jesus is YOUR way to him. If you are an evangelical universalist then you sound like someone who believes all ways are valid, but you personally hold to the bible etc.
The idea of having one term that sums up all the beliefs of a person is a beneficial and, dare-I-say, necessary thing. What if when I referred to a rose I instead said ‘soft and thorny flower’? Would that not become redundant and tiring? That is why Reformed/Calvinists and Armenians have short and quick names, because they realize that it is necessary to have those names.
We will eventually be labeled, one way or another, good or bad, people want a name to call us. Even if someone uses the term Universalist (because its short and easy to say) and understands what it means, to the ears of another it will sound like Unitarian Universalism. My point is this we need a one worded name that will communicate better what we are all about, namely telling people that God will save all humanity. We might as well name ourselves before others do it for us.
As you can tell I cut and past those from various earlier posts, however I want to get the point across. I originally proposed reconcilist, but that has come to a stand still.
So now I want to hear from you guys any ideas for a good name. I personally liked Restorationist the most out all the other ones I saw.