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Romance Languages / Re: Les saintes Française
« Last post by hecma925 on Today at 07:31:56 PM »
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by xOrthodox4Christx on Today at 07:30:38 PM »
It's not hard to find the texts in Islamic law that teach what ISIS teaches. Ibn al-Qayyim's Ahkam ahl-adh dhimmah is what immediately comes to mind.

It's not hard to find texts in Christian churches that sanctioned enslavement and genocide.  What is your point?

There is something called a consensus in Islam, as I mentioned before. It isn't the same as any Protestant interpreting the Bible anyway they want to, like your religion is. The same is the case in Orthodoxy.

Islam is consistent, you are not. That's why I respect Islam and Orthodoxy, more than the nonsense you've exhibited on this forum.
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Prayer Forum / Re: For my friend Emily
« Last post by SolEX01 on Today at 07:26:11 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Prayer Forum / For my friend Emily
« Last post by biro on Today at 07:24:30 PM »
I am praying for her to find a new job.

Lord have mercy.
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by Daedelus1138 on Today at 07:22:15 PM »
You haven't read that story closely, have you?  Yes, he praises the Athenians for their piety, but he doesn't affirm them in their piety as it is. 

I don't see many Orthodox Christians praising much of anything about us heathens in our culture.  I see a lot of condemnation, and a lot of scared ex-Protestant fundamentalists running away to a religion they barely understand.
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Romance Languages / Re: Les saintes Française
« Last post by Pellegrino on Today at 07:13:46 PM »
Beaucoup d'autres. Saint Irénée de Lyon, pour un. Tous les saints qui étaient en vie avant le Grand Schisme en 1054.
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Today at 07:11:43 PM »
I'm astounded that the Gospel concerning the Son who was born of a woman in the fullness of time (cf. Gal. 4.4), in these last days (Heb. 1.1) ever had success in a world that had yet to "come of age".  Really, what does any of this mean? 

It means we have to recapture the authenticity of the original experience of the apostles and be able to speak to the world on their terms. 

What was "the original experience of the apostles"? 

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This is what St. Paul did at Mars Hill.   He actually praised the Athenians for their piety.  So likewise Christians have to be willing to admit they don't have the last word on God and morality, that God does not dwell in walls made my man.  How different from what I have seen from many Christians today!

You haven't read that story closely, have you?  Yes, he praises the Athenians for their piety, but he doesn't affirm them in their piety as it is.  Among the idols they worship, he singles out the altar "to the unknown God", and proclaims that God by explicitly rejecting their gods made of gold and silver and proclaiming the one who rose from the dead.  That's hardly "admitting we don't have the last word on God and morality".     
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by Daedelus1138 on Today at 07:06:36 PM »
It's not hard to find the texts in Islamic law that teach what ISIS teaches. Ibn al-Qayyim's Ahkam ahl-adh dhimmah is what immediately comes to mind.

It's not hard to find texts in Christian churches that sanctioned enslavement and genocide.  What is your point?
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by xOrthodox4Christx on Today at 07:03:37 PM »
Those reasons are the following, forget consistency, I believe in what I want to believe. 2000 years of consistency and consensus doesn't matter. ISIS might be murderous, criminal thugs, but they actually believe in the nonsense that Muhammad, his successors and the consensus of their scholars teach and have taught for 1400 years. You don't. You believe in the Gospel According to Daedalus, est. 2015.

What does following the herd instinct have to do with pursuit of truth?   I'm not impressed by unwavering traditionalism.

I disagree with your assessment of Islam.  It's a complex movement with no unified hierarchy.   ISIS has no more claims to be legitimate than the gay imam in Paris, whose masjid meets in a Zen meditation center.  At the very least, I'm not a Muslim so I wouldn't presume to claim which is the true version.  I leave that to Muslims to decide.

Incidentally, does your church routinely teach bigotry against other religions, like demonizing Muslims?  Why is this necessary or even charitable?  "If it be at all possible, live in peace with all men."  What good comes from characterizing a complex religious movement as violent and criminal?

The Church doesn't teach anything of the sort. I am just illustrating how more legitimate a position ISIS has in relation to their religion than you do to yours.

It's not hard to find the texts in Islamic law that teach what ISIS teaches. Ibn al-Qayyim's Ahkam ahl-adh dhimmah is what immediately comes to mind.

I haven't made a bigoted statement about Muslims since I was on this forum, I like Muslims. They are more genuine than you have been, at least with regards to your activity on this forum.
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: formerly orthodox?
« Last post by Daedelus1138 on Today at 06:56:27 PM »
I'm astounded that the Gospel concerning the Son who was born of a woman in the fullness of time (cf. Gal. 4.4), in these last days (Heb. 1.1) ever had success in a world that had yet to "come of age".  Really, what does any of this mean? 

It means we have to recapture the authenticity of the original experience of the apostles and be able to speak to the world on their terms.  This is what St. Paul did at Mars Hill.   He actually praised the Athenians for their piety.  So likewise Christians have to be willing to admit they don't have the last word on God and morality, that God does not dwell in walls made my man.  How different from what I have seen from many Christians today!
 
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Those reasons are the following, forget consistency, I believe in what I want to believe. 2000 years of consistency and consensus doesn't matter. ISIS might be murderous, criminal thugs, but they actually believe in the nonsense that Muhammad, his successors and the consensus of their scholars teach and have taught for 1400 years. You don't. You believe in the Gospel According to Daedalus, est. 2015.

What does following the herd instinct have to do with pursuit of truth?   I'm not impressed by unwavering traditionalism.

I disagree with your assessment of Islam.  It's a complex movement with no unified hierarchy.   ISIS has no more claims to be legitimate than the gay imam in Paris, whose masjid meets in a Zen meditation center.  At the very least, I'm not a Muslim so I wouldn't presume to claim which is the true version.  I leave that to Muslims to decide.

Incidentally, does your church routinely teach bigotry against other religions, like demonizing Muslims?  Why is this necessary or even charitable?  "If it be at all possible, live in peace with all men."  What good comes from characterizing a complex religious movement as violent and criminal?
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