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Orthodox Family Forum / Re: One for the anti-vaxxer crowd
« Last post by Sethrak on Today at 07:59:51 PM »
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J.B. Handley: International scientists have found autism's cause. What will Americans do?
Dr. Chris Exley of Keele University

Dr. Exley’s quote includes a reference to “monocytes at injection sites” and the fact that the interaction between these monocytes and aluminum has been demonstrated in previous published science. I know, that sounds pretty technical, but bear with me. A “monocyte” is a type of white blood cell, of which one form of monocyte is a “macrophage.” A macrophage can be thought of as the garbage man of the immune system, eating up foreign substances, cell debris, etc. As you will see in a moment, macrophages appear to be playing a critical and devastating role in triggering autism, serving to escort aluminum injected from a vaccine directly into the brain, where it can disrupt brain development and trigger autism.

Dr. Exley’s study — “Aluminium in brain tissue and autism” — is the final piece of a puzzle that first started to come together in 2004, and picked up steam since 2010, that has dramatically furthered the scientific understanding of exactly how a vaccine can trigger autism. This timeline is critical to recognize, because the Vaccine Court in the United States dismissed the vaccine-autism hypothesis in 2009, long before most of what I’m about to explain even existed. Science is a continuum, an emergence of truth through many different studies that often have to be pieced together before the picture becomes clear. And, scientific progress can sometimes move slowly until that moment when an emerging truth presents itself in such a way that it can no longer be denied. In my opinion, Dr. Exley’s study provided the only data missing from an airtight explanation of what happened to my son and so many other children.

https://jbhandleyblog.com/home/2018/4/1/international2018

This leads to what is they believe is the cause of Autism ~ read, listen and see if it makes sense to you ```
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I always thought that the first rule of Lent Club is that you don't talk about Lent Club ....
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Faith Issues / Re: Wearing a wrist chotki
« Last post by Dominika on Today at 07:06:21 PM »
Because the open wearing of chotki - the allocation of the other. "Look, I pray a lot!" And we are directly commanded to pray in secret.

But we don't prayr constantly on chotki. And wearing them is a kind of witness of Christt, of Orthodox belief in Him.


Maybe in an orthodox country....

anyplace else they just look like a hipsterish bead-y bracelet....

oh sure they might have other orthodox notice them...but that's hardly a witness...

Well, myabe.. not in an Orthodox country, but in a country that Orthodxy has historic or quite big presence? As it works both for Poland and Lebanon.
As for other Orthodox notciing it, it's a good way sometimes to make new contacts :) or just this feelign that we are create one community and not alone in this region/country world.
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Faith Issues / Re: Wearing a wrist chotki
« Last post by DeniseDenise on Today at 06:47:47 PM »
Because the open wearing of chotki - the allocation of the other. "Look, I pray a lot!" And we are directly commanded to pray in secret.

But we don't prayr constantly on chotki. And wearing them is a kind of witness of Christt, of Orthodox belief in Him.


Maybe in an orthodox country....

anyplace else they just look like a hipsterish bead-y bracelet....

oh sure they might have other orthodox notice them...but that's hardly a witness...
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Western Rite Discussion / Re: Mortal and venial sins
« Last post by Rohzek on Today at 06:45:20 PM »
That is because there theology is built on guilt for the most part. Degrees of guilt also offer them more in indulgence. Its probably linled to a monetary system somewhere.

Actually the theology has a long life in the Latin tradition and has more to do with the contextual severity of the sin against an intended lifestyle. It comes out of penitential book culture - especially in the Irish tradition. Many of these books were written originally for monks alone, not the laity. So in those cases, for example, sexual sins were ruled against more severely less because of the guilt and more because celibacy is one of the core features of being a monk and separated from the world. These books eventually bleed over into being written for the laity too by the seventh and eighth centuries. In short and in general, the pleasures of boners threatens monasticism more than say taking extra portions of food from the pantry without permission from the abbot.

This all of course becomes entangled in the indulgences and Purgatory aspects in the High and Late Middle Ages, but these are later developments. The core foundations, however, cannot really be said to be based on guilt though.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 06:44:36 PM »
I think blessing objects is a good thing regardless of how demons do or do not specifically operate.
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Orthodox Family Forum / Re: One for the anti-vaxxer crowd
« Last post by Mister_Trumpet on Today at 06:40:14 PM »
Some vaccinations are linked to down syndrome and people are hesitant to immune there children because of it.

Do you know how Down Syndrome works? It's a genetic condition from birth caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. Since then it's something you're born with on a genetic level, you can't acquire it from vaccines. Vaccines do not affect the genetic make up of a person in such a way (to my knowledge) that it could be altered let alone produce new genes that shouldn't be there.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Eamonomae on Today at 06:22:32 PM »
And maybe I am godless when it comes to how I analyze things - but that's what University does to you, unfortunately.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Eamonomae on Today at 06:16:48 PM »
And this outlook of the world has definitely carried over to a Russian Orthodox outlook on demonology - which is why they have Priests bless everything of the household, even computers, so those "demons" or "spirits" don't mess things up.

How godless an opinion.

Well, as Volnutt demonstrates with his Evangelical post, why in our culture is blessing computers seen as really bizarre and unneeded, but it's more acceptable for the Patriarch of Moscow himself to do such a thing in Russian cultural eyes?



Did I necessarily say it's a bad thing? Is the Russian Orthodox outlook wrong? Why are houses blessed in the first place?

I tend to have a view that when it comes to the relationship between Orthodoxy and Gentile cultures, that there's a symbiotic relationship - where the culture is given new life by Orthodoxy, and the good things - which include certain cultural perspectives of the world - allow Orthodoxy to be given new life.

Look at the philosophies of Plato, Ptomely, Aristotle, etc.; Christianity existed without them and spread without them, but they are products of a pagan culture and society. And yet the Church (whether you think it's Oriental or Eastern) used them to more deeply and firmly elaborate the Holy Trinity, the Hypostatic Union, etc., while also correcting some clearly erroneous Jewish superstitions that were held by some Fathers like a Flat Earth cosmology or the idea that angels could physically reproduce with human beings.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Today at 06:08:27 PM »
And this outlook of the world has definitely carried over to a Russian Orthodox outlook on demonology - which is why they have Priests bless everything of the household, even computers, so those "demons" or "spirits" don't mess things up.

How godless an opinion.
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