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Other Topics / Re: How could I quickly move to a different country?
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 06:14:42 PM »
You could:
  • play soccer
  • drink cachaça
  • hate Argentinians
  • pick pockets
  • have your pockets picked
  • become a drug dealer
  • cheer for Flamengo
  • be called a gringo
  • get tropical diseases
  • be cured of tropical diseases
  • offer sacrifice to African "gods"
  • listen to bossa nova

cachaca?
Yes, it's a spirit made from sugar cane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacha%C3%A7a

You'll usually hear about it with lemon juice and ice (caipirinha) but I like it pure.
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Other Topics / Re: How could I quickly move to a different country?
« Last post by mcarmichael on Today at 06:09:28 PM »

What's the hurry?

I'm not taking questions at this time.
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Christian News / Re: Fr. Touma Bitar's letter to the Patriarch of Antioch
« Last post by Samn! on Today at 06:04:04 PM »
Here are two recently-translated essays by Fr Touma in response to the council, regarding the concepts of conciliarity and consultation:

http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/2016/08/fr-touma-bitar-evaluates-crete-meeting.html

http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/2016/08/fr-touma-bitar-on-conciliarity-and.html

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Other Topics / Re: How could I quickly move to a different country?
« Last post by mcarmichael on Today at 06:03:17 PM »
You could:
  • play soccer
  • drink cachaça
  • hate Argentinians
  • pick pockets
  • have your pockets picked
  • become a drug dealer
  • cheer for Flamengo
  • be called a gringo
  • get tropical diseases
  • be cured of tropical diseases
  • offer sacrifice to African "gods"
  • listen to bossa nova

cachaca?
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Of cours one should be allowed to use the term homofascist in non-ironic ways; makes weeding out certain intellectual deficiencies so much easier.
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Not everyone tailors his speeches to please the oversensitive PC police.
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How do you understand "philosophy subjugated to theology"?

Never letting your philosophical speculations lead you into contradicting what has been revealed.
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Have you even watched the video? The whole video? He used the term "homofascist" a total of one time to describe legislative efforts on the part of the gay lobby to restrict religious freedom in California and in particular, Christian schools in California.

Using the word 'homofascists' for the kind of people who would infringe upon religious freedom and the conscience of others in the name of 'gay rights' doesn't seem to be too inaccurate.

Makes you wonder who the real drama queens are, with all the pearl-clutching going on around here.

The issue is that "homo" is a slur, so it's no wonder why people take offense at the term "homofascist." Something like "LGBT fascists" would have drawn less criticism. Fr. Josiah was not wrong to criticize certain extreme LGBT legal actions, but using an offensive term to do so is unacceptable (although, perhaps he did so unwittingly).

"Homofascist" is a play on the term "homophobic".  I doubt there is any person employing the term "homofascist" who hasn't already been pegged a "homophobe". Are those who use the word "homophobic" also guilty of giving life to a slur?

Did Fr. Josiah mean to use a slur? Probably not. But it's very easy to take it that way: just as easy in fact (and, in my opinion, easier) than to take it as a play on the word "homophobic" (which seems a bit far-fetched to me). He should have been more careful.
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Other Topics / Re: How could I quickly move to a different country?
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 05:42:03 PM »
You could:
  • play soccer
  • drink cachaça
  • hate Argentinians
  • pick pockets
  • have your pockets picked
  • become a drug dealer
  • cheer for Flamengo
  • be called a gringo
  • get tropical diseases
  • be cured of tropical diseases
  • offer sacrifice to African "gods"
  • listen to bossa nova
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Have you even watched the video? The whole video? He used the term "homofascist" a total of one time to describe legislative efforts on the part of the gay lobby to restrict religious freedom in California and in particular, Christian schools in California.

Using the word 'homofascists' for the kind of people who would infringe upon religious freedom and the conscience of others in the name of 'gay rights' doesn't seem to be too inaccurate.

Makes you wonder who the real drama queens are, with all the pearl-clutching going on around here.

The issue is that "homo" is a slur, so it's no wonder why people take offense at the term "homofascist." Something like "LGBT fascists" would have drawn less criticism. Fr. Josiah was not wrong to criticize certain extreme LGBT legal actions, but using an offensive term to do so is unacceptable (although, perhaps he did so unwittingly).

"Homofascist" is a play on the term "homophobic".  I doubt there is any person employing the term "homofascist" who hasn't already been pegged a "homophobe". Are those who use the word "homophobic" also guilty of giving life to a slur?
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