You still didnt get the memo apparently<quoted text>
Josiah(Father of BF) intended for Benjamin to enter into the clergy. They were Christians.
What you are calling xtian did not exist then (and probably not even now). There were hundreds of groups, many of them fleeing religious wars back in Europe, over this issue.
To this day, there are sects that do not believe the others are xtian (i.e. Protestants vs Catholics)
Your xtian unity is myth. Dearly held by modern day xtian fundamentalists.
Its like saying the south was unified as a homogeneous cultural region during the civil war. Another 20th century myth - dearly held by rednecks