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Religious Topics / Re: Sexual force
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 07:28:58 AM »
I don't think he's seeking justification, just trying to be honest about where he's coming from. Haven't you ever been in a place where God's ways make absolutely no sense to you and you just want to scream in helplessness? I know I have

Yes, this is what we're always hearing about skeptics, that they're poor little lost boys who just need to meet a kind Christian or have some time apart from God. Meanwhile they strut all over the internet, leaving droppings in well-meaning forums and crowing, behind backs, in other forums. Something doesn't jive. But all that aside, what are the rest of us to do? Give over everything we'd like to talk about, give up on edifying and enjoying each other in forums surrounding our own interests? Perhaps I'm just old, but I'm out of time for trolls. Sincerity's hard to find and harder to lose, due to some ironist intervening, "trying to be honest" about his cynicism.

And I'm sincerely out of time for you.

Hurry up and go cloister yourself on the farm or whatever, you holier-than-thou jackass.
Non-Religious Topics / Re: Book burning
« Last post by Justin Kissel on Today at 06:50:11 AM »
I can't believe people took this so seriously!  :P

People be cray-cray! Ain't it?
Religious Topics / Re: Sexual force
« Last post by Skydive on Today at 06:45:24 AM »
Love is a means and an end and all. So also lust.

Then why are we procreating through lust?

No, love is of God and God is love. Lust is a desire to satisfy oneself sexually (as the word is most often used).

As for procreating "through lust" -- well, that is its purpose, but it is becoming rare that people join in that purpose willingly. Procreation is perceived as more a drag on lust than anything else.

Why do you think some people have a very low sexual libido and some a high sexual libido?
Faith Issues / The end of days and the coming of Jesus in His Glory
« Last post by Michael1950 on Today at 06:22:59 AM »
I will preface my comments with the hope that I am not beating a dead horse. I'm sure this thread has been covered ad nauseum but I haven't as yet found any discussion of it.
It concerns the end of this age and the return of the Christ.

Some of my evangelical Protestant friends are all on a bandwagon with bullhorns proclaiming the end of days is here. They cite earthquakes, floods, famine, hurricanes, loss of moral compass, prevelance and acceptance of homosexuality, Islamic executions, and, in general, the immoral behavior of humanity as the basis for their contention.

In the Gospel of Saint John Jesus tells us (paraphrase) - "of that hour no man knows, not the angels in heaven, nor even the Son, but the Father alone". Am I totally off base when I think to myself - how can they "know" this when even the only begotten Son of the Father knows it not? 

Once again I suppose it is best not to pay attention to heretics for they have nothing to offer.

Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Hmmmm  ---- I suppose "judge not lest ye also be judged" has no meaning in your heart. But this is judgemental on my part I suppose. To tell you the unvarnished truth I am simply heartsick at the rancor and the attempts at "one-upmanship". Learning and intelligence are wonderful virtues but are nothing compared to love.

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another even as I have loved you. By this will all know you are my disciples, that you have love for one another".

Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen. Amen. Amen.

I would suggest that atleast considering the fairly constructive direction the thread had moved to, let us avoid raising these issues at what occurred at my parish or my cousins wedding . Believe me for every instance of IOC "persecution" you cite, I can raise 2 instances of Jacobite aggressiveness, violent attacks directed at priests, un-ethical use of influence money and muscle and so on.

As I said earlier, ugly incidents are symptomatic of differences that lie underneath. If the issues can be addressed then such ugliness will not occur. 

Saying that 99.999% belong to my church and only .001% to the other does not sway me, the Parish was built for Orthodox worship as part of the Malankara church.  Just because 99.999% have supposedly chosen to secede and follow their fad does not mean that the alleged .001% who wish to remain in the Malankara church forfeit their rights.  Had they not filed cases, would you have allowed them to use the cemetery or the church.  If no then what are you complaining about.

You say that the few of your parish members jumped to the MOSC side for self benefit.  Bless you but I it made me smile.  For the first time in my life, I have heard somebody claim that joining the MOSC can bring personal benefit (that too for laity).  Usually it is always the other way around, you get to spend from your pocket for the privilege of being Orthodox :)
Or did you for a moment confuse the MOSC for the Malankara Catholic church :)

Kandanad is a diocese of great repute in the MOSC,  no less than 2 Diocesan Metropolitans of the Kandanad diocese have become Catholicoi.  Somebody reading your post will get the impression that all that the MOSC has in Kandanad is some turn-coat parishioners trying to capture churches by filing suits.
Besides such claimed "99.99%" numbers can only even be claimed in the 2-3 dioceses the Jacobites predominate in. So  is possible let us tone it down a bit.  And don't even get me started on the "learn Orthodoxy" bit.

International Jewry.
Well, you are a "Judeo" Christian are you not? I suspect you'll be joining John Hagee's congregation in the not too distant future. You're still a young and strong, you have plenty of time to go and fight for Israel and your Zionist puppet masters in the EU.

They're as stingy with their shekels as report has it.
Actually Jews spread that wealth around pretty good to get what they want. You must not be holding up your end slacker.

Do your sheiks pay you any better
Imam's actually. I'm partial to the shia's as far as pedo prophet's religion is concerned. Sunni's are like the bible (koran)-thumping fundies of Islam. total nutcases.

did Putin loan you to them or do you suck up to them free of charge?

Putin's money's no good these days. For now. might have to go with bit coin soon.

Europeans. We already had our fair share of immigrants.
Well who's fault is that?

Here's a hint; Not Putin or the muzzies.
Religious Topics / Re: Orthodox Christianity and Buddhism
« Last post by Charles Martel on Today at 05:33:47 AM »
I engaged in some Zen meditation practices back in my martial arts days, very effective for focus and calming the mind.

I looked deeper into Buddhism for a while and seen while much of it didn't necessarily conflict with my Catholicism philosophically, spiritually it became difficult to compromise in many aspects.

Also Buddhism is very complex and difficult to grasp in many ways, you almost need a PHD to begin to understand it.
Reviews / Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Last post by Gebre Menfes Kidus on Today at 05:28:44 AM »
"Murder, She Wrote." Season one, episode two.

We had one TV in our house growing up, and my mom had total control of it. Her favorite shows were:

Carol Burnett
Murder She Wrote
Designing Women
The Golden Girls

Carol Burnett was tolerable. The others were enough to drive one to misogyny. Uggghhh... :P

But for now, I'm prejudiced to Italian, Greek, Spanish/Mexcian, Western and good ol American dishes. What can I say.

Truly a white bread palate, as is fitting.  :P
And yet I don't eat white bread.

There's a proper way of preparing food IMO, too many spices mean you're trying to cover up something or the lack of it. ;)
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