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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Modern Teens: Dating, Drinking, & Sexy Timing
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 03:39:32 AM »
No wonder so many American men don't go to church.

I thought you said American men were all turning into betas. Pick one.

Women are becoming less desirable, and men are becoming betas. I don't see those as being contradictions.

Are men shying away from formerly manly things like Church and becoming betas? It's because the women are driving them away or emasculating them!

Are less men getting laid into relationships? It's because the women are all gross fatties!


Everything you do is their fault, right? Almost like you don't see them as human but as a convenient scapegoat for all your problems. Nah, that'd just be crazy....

I cannot actually tell whether you're directing this comment at me, or not. I also cannot tell whether you're criticizing my description of women or my description of men.

The truth hurts. Men aren't betas because of women, that's just a convenient excuse. Men are becoming betas because they are pathetic. If women were in fact, the reason you were a beta, that actually proves that you're pathetic.

As for women, I guess the same thing applies. If you are a fat, ugly, feminist, polyamorous, pansexual, SJW who is raging mad and triggered at the world for being so hateful and wronging you all of the time and everywhere you are. It's not the world which you despise, it's the fact that you suck at life that you despise.

Everyone needs to grow up. Everyone coddles everyone else and everyone agrees thereby that being a man-child the age of 76 is a good idea and should be encouraged.

I speak for myself as much as I speak about others here, I am a very irresponsible and unproductive person and I am not proud of it and neither should anybody else be.

I'm glad you at least have a little self-awareness, but that's not what I see from the the big names of the manosphere. Not at all.


Pro tip: Nobody's got a hawt bod when they're 76. Focusing on how "ugly" and "fat" the women are doesn't help with the whole "think of them as people instead of objects" project. Nor does generalizing and stereotyping.
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Orthodox-Catholic Discussion / Re: No new topics ?
« Last post by Vanhyo on Today at 03:17:44 AM »
Who is this guy and why should I care?
Nobody is forcing you to care about anything mate.
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No wonder so many American men don't go to church.

I thought you said American men were all turning into betas. Pick one.

Women are becoming less desirable, and men are becoming betas. I don't see those as being contradictions.

Are men shying away from formerly manly things like Church and becoming betas? It's because the women are driving them away or emasculating them!

Are less men getting laid into relationships? It's because the women are all gross fatties!


Everything you do is their fault, right? Almost like you don't see them as human but as a convenient scapegoat for all your problems. Nah, that'd just be crazy....

I cannot actually tell whether you're directing this comment at me, or not. I also cannot tell whether you're criticizing my description of women or my description of men.

The truth hurts. Men aren't betas because of women, that's just a convenient excuse. Men are becoming betas because they are pathetic. If women were in fact, the reason you were a beta, that actually proves that you're pathetic.

As for women, I guess the same thing applies. If you are a fat, ugly, feminist, polyamorous, pansexual, SJW who is raging mad and triggered at the world for being so hateful and wronging you all of the time and everywhere you are. It's not the world which you despise, it's the fact that you suck at life that you despise.

Everyone needs to grow up. Everyone coddles everyone else and everyone agrees thereby that being a man-child the age of 76 is a good idea and should be encouraged.

I speak for myself as much as I speak about others here, I am a very irresponsible and unproductive person and I am not proud of it and neither should anybody else be.
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Prayer Forum / Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 02:31:51 AM »
I mean in an emergency.
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Religious Topics / Re: The "Universal Orthodox Church"
« Last post by Alpha60 on Today at 02:31:50 AM »
the Sacrament of Baptism in TRUE Orthodoxy requires the use of the holy anointing oil of Moses. Any reputable Biblical scholar will inform you tht one of the ingredients is KNH BSM, the hashish. In Matthew, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." xxviii. 18-20


I would debunk this false claim regarding holy Baptism, which is also used by Rastas, except there is no point; no one believes it on this site except you, and I fear you are an addict, and high, so my refutation would fall on deaf ears.   I will say that the specific lack of coherence exhibited in your post, the fixation on hand crosses, the apparent claim to represent in some manner the Second Coming, and other things substantially validate the concerns Minasoliman has expressed in a professional capacity about the potential adverse psychological aspects of the recreational use of marijuana.

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Yes, Jude spoke of these evil days, that there would be mockers.


The Holy Orthodox Church is mocked by respected and famous atheists suck as Richard Dawkins, the author of the Pen and Pulpit blog, the Islamic State, the Western Intelligensia who consider us wrongly to be patsies for Putin, and other people in positions of high power and importance.  In the Soviet Union, people were employed to travel around the country mocking us, while our priests, bishops and laity were dying in prison, from bullets or neglect, may they intercede for us in our prayers, as glorious saints, confessors and martyrs of saints.  We also get mocked by Hollywood; Seinfeld did an episode mocking us, and the entire film My Big Fat Greek Wedding rested on the premise that someone would only join the Greek Orthodox Church to marry a greek, and in several scenes mocked our mysteries (baptism and holy matrimony).

I hate to break it to you, old chap, but the level of mockery you received from some members of this forum utterly pales in comparison to what we Orthodox experience.

For my part, I do not mock you, but pity you in a spirit of love, and in the same spirit, offer a brotherly admonition to repent, cast aside your meaningless robes and baubles, which are not true vestments of the Orthodox Church, having not been canonically blessed, and stop preaching another Gospel in contravention of Galatians 1:8.  By the way, you aren't even wearing your vestments correctly.

~

On a related point:

My own Syriac Orthodox Church has had a few hundred martyrs at least and been driven from our historic churches in Mosul, Raqqa, Aleppo and elsewhere since the ISIS war began.  The Coptic Church has had hundreds as well, including the martyrs in Libya, the victims of the suicide bombing at the Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul, and the men and boys killed in a machine gun attack on a bus en route to St. Anthony's Monastery (the original, in Wadi Naitrun if my Egyptian geographic memory serves me).   Among other victims.  The Assyrians and Antiochian Orthodox and the Eastern Catholic Churches have also had many casualties.

How many members of your Universal Orthodox Church were martyred by ISIS?

For that matter, how many members do you even have?  In other words, how many people attend your services?  There is a small church that some call Vagante, the Antiochian Catholic Church has around 25 people in its pastoral care at present, a regular Sunday attendance of 12-15 people (which is more than some dying mainline Protestant churches and some canonical Orthodox mission parishes, and some elderly Greek Orthodox parishes dying off due to demographic shifts, are able to get), at one parish and one mission parish; they used to own a building in downtown Memphis with a soup kitchen which fed the poor, but their excess of generosity and poor financial management led to it being foreclosed after the market crash in 2008, and at that time they probably had cure of 129 souls.

I can't really accept as legitimate an episcopate that has less than the ACCA, which strikes me as being the smallest size possible for a church to be recognized as a non-canonical Old Catholic/Eastern Rite church with aspirations towards reunion with the Orthodoxy.

The ACCA prelates have also made it clear that they would resign from the priesthood if reunion with the canonical church was possible in a way that ensured continued pastoral care for their current flock with the same level of services.  A willingness to resign the episcopate and be received as monks or as laity is an essential differentiator between an episcopi vagante and a breakaway semi-Orthodox church, of which there are a few, mainly due to Jules Ferrette, who was canonically ordained but whose French and British Orthodox Churches became uncanonical due to Ferrete improperly ordaining bishops for them by himself (canonically, he should have sent them to Syria).  Rene Villatte did the same thing on a larger scale, in part because he established a legitimate Old Catholic ministry in the Diocese of Fond du Lac to minister to Belgian immigrants; when the high church bishop who ordained him reposed and was replaced with a low church bishop, the new bishop deposed him and relentlessly hounded him, preventing him from joining with the Old Catholics in Europe, and thus he joined a now-defunct Western Rite of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sri Lanka around 1893.  Initially he followed our canons and did not ordain any bishops, but he failed to properly express our theology, and alienated most of his flock, thus he started ordaining uncanonically and was deposed, and later excommunicated for simony, which he appears to have been reduced to in the case of ordaining the bishops for the African Orthodox Church, which falls into a category similiar to that of the Ecclesia Gnostica: a small, independent church under episcopal policy whose beliefs are at present contrary to the Orthodox faith (the early African Orthodox Church apparently tried to join with the Russians or Antiochians but was rejected, and considering they venerate John Coltrane as a saint nowadays, this rejection seems not without legitimate cause, and not the product of racism).

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Yes, this ministry is burdened with the responsiblility of reforming the fallen Church that claims Orthodoxy yet, fundamentally hates and denies the things of God. Teaching them to OBEY ALL THINGS? I think NOT. This whole thread is a mockery of the Divine that is clearly present in my ministry.

How do you propose to reform the Church while stoned on a psychoactive substance?

Also, you reject the Nicene Creed, the canonical expression of the Trinitarian doctrine adopted in 381 at the Council of Constantinople; I don't know why, if you are an Arian or what your issue with it is, but the Nicene Creed is quite scriptural and complete obedience to it in all respects is required.

God has also issued some commandments concerning worship which have clearly and obviously been fulfilled or superceded.  For example, animal sacrifices.

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The 'procession' was held at an Ecumenical Service at the
Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta. Metropolitan Alexios greeted this unrighteous steward in the Bridal Chamber with the Chancellor by his side, "I can greet you" he said upon examination of the Holy Crosses in hand and upon the breast. The Procession leading into the Cathedral on St Lazarus day was in Order of Ordination experience. Yes, I do claim Apostolic Succession for reason. This Claim is recognized in International law.

This paragraph scarcely makes any sense.  International Law scarcely touches on the concept of ordained clergy; you refer to military authority, but that principle in International Law is intended to designate chaplains of the world's militaries, along with doctors and medics, as non-combatants, who it is a war crime to intentionally target and kill, as Japan did to hospital tents during WWII (using the crosses on MASH tents to aim their bomb sights).   No definition in international law is given as to what religion a chaplain must be, or how they are to be ordained, et cetera.

Rather, this principle emerged from an 18th century truce between the English and the Dutch during the Anglo-Dutch war, not to fire on each other's ships during Sunday worship services, funerals or other religious observances; a special Church Pennant, consisting of an English St. George's Cross and a Dutch Tricolor was adopted by both navies to be used for this purpose, and navies around the world use similiar penants, sometimes with different symbols depending on the religion whose observances are being adhered to (for example, the US navy flies different penants for the funerals of Jewish sailors vs. Christian sailors).  Shooting at a ship flying a church penant is equivalent to shooting an officer or soldier waving a white flag of truce, or for a flag of truce being used perfidiously to lure the enemy into an ambush: a war crime.  Such war crimes are illegal under international law.

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I was ordained under the Military authority of the Universal Church NOT the Ecclesiastical authority. The Procession leaving the Cathedral after the Service that evening was EDITED OUT. Why? Because the Crosses in Hand and upon my breast are offensive.

Rather, your presence in the video was edited out because you were not a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, you were an uninvited bishop from a small jurisdiction, that we know nothing about, and by inserting yourself into the procession, you were disrupting it and making a scene.  It was inappropriate conduct, similiar to the sort of stunts Brother Nathanael Kapner is known to pull.
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Non-Alcoholic Communion wine
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 02:26:50 AM »
A lot of interesting stuff across the thread, the thought had never come to mind.

Sort of like an ecclesiastical take on Lost or Blue Lagoon.
That's kinky...
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Religious Topics / Re: Who will the AntiChrist be?
« Last post by xOrthodox4Christx on Today at 02:16:33 AM »
Based on what I've read on tumblr and internet forums, the Jews, the Pope or the Ecumenical Patriarch.

One of those.

Just to throw in another complication, don't some manuscripts read 616? :-X

The actual text is just three Greek letters. Xi, Sigma, Rho I think.
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Prayer Forum / Re: Please pray for the safety of Rio de Janeiro
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 02:07:22 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Do you have somewhere safe you can go to if things get any worse?
We have considered moving to PetrĂ³polis, 70km upstate. In a far more laborious plan, Portugal would be a possibility.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Modern Teens: Dating, Drinking, & Sexy Timing
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 02:03:40 AM »
No wonder so many American men don't go to church.

I thought you said American men were all turning into betas. Pick one.

Women are becoming less desirable, and men are becoming betas. I don't see those as being contradictions.

Are men shying away from formerly manly things like Church and becoming betas? It's because the women are driving them away or emasculating them!

Are less men getting laid into relationships? It's because the women are all gross fatties!


Everything you do is their fault, right? Almost like you don't see them as human but as a convenient scapegoat for all your problems. Nah, that'd just be crazy....
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