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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Last post by Arachne on Today at 08:26:06 AM »
Thank goodness, the menfolk are not into football (Big is a cricket man, Small has no interest in sports in general). We just watch the roundup at the end of the day, mainly looking when Gary Lineker is on the commentator panel, because he's beyond hilarious.
What do you think caused the trend of Social Liberalism from the 60s to now?

I'd point to the arrival of Frankfurt School/neo marxist scholars to american universities in the 30s and 40s onward (figures like Adorno, Horkheimer and Marcuse taught in several influential american universities at some point of their lives); the Laurel Canyon people and the 60s hippie movement wich promoted deep societal changes through musical and cultural venues wich oddly enough had ties with military intelligence and the industrial military complex (link bellow).

Liturgy / Re: Liturgical verbage?
« Last post by Arachne on Today at 08:14:00 AM »
In Greek, the word for liturgy (λειτουργία) means literally 'function'. So, speaking colloquially, the priest 'functions' (λειτουργεί) and the congregation 'is functioned' (λειτουργείται). More formally, like in writing or the media, the priest 'performs the liturgy' (τελεί λειτουργία)/the liturgy 'is performed' (λειτουργία τελείται) and the congregation 'is present' (παρίσταται).
Religious Topics / Re: Met. Kallistos Ware on Homosexual Marriage
« Last post by Rubricnigel on Today at 08:03:17 AM »
Not what the comparison was. Explained above.

Oh yes, you bring up past exchanges to prove your point on gay marriage.
Nothing like re hashing old arguments...

You never claimed it was for that, you posted a pic of an iron lung. Its not our fault we dont understand your odd train of logic.
Quentin Crisp was right about guys like you. You really just can't stop thinking about what gay men do with each other.
only when the gays and their enablers keep yelling what they do with each other, over and over and over.

Something tells me that that's been blown out of proportion in the reporting. But even so, transgressive behavior has its uses to challenge injustice (see, Isaiah walking around naked, Ezekiel eating bread cooked using dung fires, etc.)

And even if some paraders got a little overexuberant, it's not like celebrations even by Christians don't ever spiral out of control (I'm sure Augustin's got some stories from Romania).
You have a talent of dulling the edges of sharp knifes. If I were of weeker mind you could surely convince.

She has a talent of brushing off everything, and refusing to give any ground, even when there is a picture.
   Reminds me of atheists, brushing off everything then trying to hold you to their ideals and triggers.
Other Topics / Re: Post your favorite quotes!
« Last post by Arachne on Today at 07:56:21 AM »
Religious Topics / Re: Met. Kallistos Ware on Homosexual Marriage
« Last post by LakaYaRabb on Today at 07:51:11 AM »
That's not correct. The Church officially teaches as part of the deposit of faith that Homosexual acts are a sin. They are unnatural. Supporting homosexuality is a sin of scandal. Homosexuality defines itself only by singular deviant sexual acts. Homosexuality is not committed or monogamous. That's non-sense. People who practice homosexuality are not bound to stay faithful to one partner nor are they bound by any kind of moral concept that keeps them limited to one person. Homosexuals can and do choose a variety of arrangements.
It's completely erroneous to say that because some people may be commuted to staying together and only have each other for companionship and sexual partners that this is somehow new and different reality.
Homosexual acts are condemned by the Church as sin. Whether a person says they do this out of "love" or lust does not change the truth that these acts are sinful and that that lifestyle is not compatible with being a Christian.

Finally, homosexuals can't by definition be monogamous. Homosexual acts are sterile. Monogamy, literally as a word, is tied to procreation and marriage. It does simply mean having one sex partner at a time. Also, despite the insanity of American law which grants "marriage" to two homosexuals, marriage can only ever be between one man and one woman in the Church. Homosexuals are not married.
I heard a lot about that in protestant polemic against catholicism, but I don't know the RC doctrine in details to know exactly if Christ is crucified again in every Mass.
Non-Religious Topics / Re: Anyone following up on the World Cup?
« Last post by juliogb on Today at 07:09:16 AM »
I'm expecting a handful of "zebras" in this World Cup... We might even have a debut champion!

I hope so, it would be nice if Portugal won the Cup, however imagine Critiano Ronaldo's ego after that.
Reviews / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by Briven on Today at 07:05:59 AM »
An atrocity. I feel sick. I want it to stop NOW!

I listened to that as well. It's horrifiyng. The republican party is as untenable to vote for as the Democrats.
Prayer Forum / Re: Pray for Mor Ephrem’s Clients
« Last post by Ainnir on Today at 06:58:18 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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