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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by hecma925 on Yesterday at 11:40:48 PM »
ribs
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: Who Didnt see this coming
« Last post by LenInSebastopol on Yesterday at 11:40:15 PM »
So nobody understands publicity?
It is based on frequency (as in repetition) even though it is not "NEWs".
What's the  big deal?
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: Who Didnt see this coming
« Last post by Maria on Yesterday at 11:37:21 PM »
Me too I thought so too. My boss is a Episcopalian and she basically said she doesn't go as much to church anymore because it already gone down this path years ago as she put it there trying to be everything to everyone.

Why does she continue to go?

Has she bought the lie that if she is not part of the solution, then she is part of the problem, when she was not part of the problem in the beginning?
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Here's the problem, kiddies:
We are the OCA which is Orthodox Church IN America wherein it should read "OF" America.
As i understand it, Constantinople still considers US under Russia. If so, that needs to be rectified. We are not 'of' any outside force or party. Seems "colonization" and dominance is still that European sickness.

All the churches have "ethnic" backgrounds which is really divisive and fits right into those elements that are deconstructing America instead of causing "out of many, one" which happens to be the US motto! If that ain't a Christian principal, what is?

One participle is what resolved The Filioque for us, as I poorly understand it. The same issue may help all the silliness I find around regarding our religion. For the most part many are 2nd & 3rd generation "ethnics" but still "hold onto" that false pride of ethnicity. Most of us that are not "ethnic" but converts would probably enjoy bringing new traditions and ways into how we practice our new faith.
What a mess!
We can start our own American Traditions and become free of that pile of cold, dead rocks across the pond.
Happy 4th of July. Happy Independence Day. Struggle on.

Lord, have mercy.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Maria on Yesterday at 11:34:44 PM »
resuscitate
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Is this Christian News?  :o
Evidently it is news to Des Plaines, IL that they have Orthodox.

Everyone knows they have Muslims.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Have you ever felt in love?
« Last post by Iconodule on Yesterday at 10:57:02 PM »
Yes.

Yes, what? And how do you know?
Yes, being in love happens. I know from direct contact.

Have you ever been in a real platonic love relationship?

You mean, have I ever been in love with a handsome youth and refrained from having sex with him so I could just focus on letting his beauty lead me to contemplation of the Forms? No.

Your ignorance of the meaning and use of this syntagm has been noted.

Have you ever read Plato's Symposium? What do you think Platonic love means?
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: Who Didnt see this coming
« Last post by Peter J on Yesterday at 10:54:02 PM »
I thought they were already doing this.

No, but like the OP indicated it would be difficult not to have seen this coming.

I note that this time around they didn't do what they did a decade ago -- namely frame the issue in terms of "being openly gay", as if to say that conservatives want people to stay-in-the-closet about their sexual orientation.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by hecma925 on Yesterday at 10:53:36 PM »
drown
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Gamliel on Yesterday at 10:50:30 PM »
water
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