Originally posted by Zakath
Why don't you consider Arminians a sub-set of Calvinists? I realize that Arminius himself was soundly condemned by the Calvinist synod in Dort (1618-1619), but he is still rooted in a moderate Calvinism. Even considering them separately, both groups together do not make up a plurality of professing Christians.
That's why we are calling that side of the argument the "closed view" side therefore it will encompass both the Arminians and the Calvinists.