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Don't insult the man, but criticize what he does.

That makes no sense. He's going to do what drama queens do cause that's what he is. augustin showed restraint by calling him that although he deserves a more severe rebuke.

Okay, so not only do you challenge my moderation publicly, but you also continue to do exactly what I said three times not to do.

50% penalty.

Anyone else want to challenge my mod directive, you only do it privately, not publicly.

Thank you.

Mina
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What's a good speech without a bit of provocation?

A good speech.

A bland one full of commonplaces, if you ask me. If you don't leave your audience startled you've done it wrong.

Then you should have asked 'What is a speech without provocation?'. A good speech is a good speech, provocation or not.

What's a good speech without rhetorical questions?
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Christian News / Re: Patriarch of Antioch John X in Poland
« Last post by Dominika on Today at 03:51:55 PM »
I don't know what a proper chanting should sound like, but from my vantage point, it sounded and looked good to me  :)
There are various ways of chanting epistle, it could have been better... But, anyway, thank you :)
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I wonder who is counted as 'Church Fathers' and on what basis.... that's always a vague term.

I've seen many Copts use and reference St. Augustine a lot in recent years so that's a good question. I've also seen many clergy who read the fathers without proper interpretation and understanding. For example a quote from st. Gregory (41st oration) was used to justify the doctrine of satisfying the divine justice of the Father, but when you read the full context of the quote he doesn't speak of divine justice at all and actually refutes the idea of the son satisfying the Father. I've heard the same argument from two clergy, one in English and another in Arabic and it's just mind boggling!
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Christian News / Re: Patriarch of Antioch John X in Poland
« Last post by minasoliman on Today at 03:48:20 PM »
I don't know what a proper chanting should sound like, but from my vantage point, it sounded and looked good to me  :)
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Christian News / Re: Patriarch of Antioch John X in Poland
« Last post by Dominika on Today at 03:42:59 PM »
Dominica,

That was an epistle chanting?

Yes. The problem was that I had been informed shortly before the solemnities, and hadn't been sure I would be chanting until the beginning of the Liturgy, so I had little time and good opportunities to prepare the melody and reading itself.
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I guess if you call hatemongering language 'provocation'.....

What about calling people 'snakes' and 'children of vipers'? What about talking about the 'synagogue of Satan'?

Toughen up.
It's bizarre to me cause calling someone a snake or viper is worse than drama queen. It's ridiculous clergy are granted some special privilege yet a few other posters who are earnestly living the faith get mocked and ridiculed.

EDIT: Yes I know you were talking about a different issue, I was extending my thoughts regarding what Mina posted.

What's even worse is the tendency to reduce Christianity to 'niceness', or confusing the teachings of Christ with those of suburban soccer moms.
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I guess if you call hatemongering language 'provocation'.....

What about calling people 'snakes' and 'children of vipers'? What about talking about the 'synagogue of Satan'?

Toughen up.
It's bizarre to me cause calling someone a snake or viper is worse than drama queen. It's ridiculous clergy are granted some special privilege yet a few other posters who are earnestly living the faith get mocked and ridiculed.

EDIT: Yes I know you were talking about a different issue, I was extending my thoughts regarding what Mina posted.
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What's a good speech without a bit of provocation?

A good speech.

A bland one full of commonplaces, if you ask me. If you don't leave your audience startled you've done it wrong.

Then you should have asked 'What is a speech without provocation?'. A good speech is a good speech, provocation or not.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Alpo on Today at 03:32:08 PM »
So I've had an Android tablet about two years now and I realize only after buying an Android phone that Androids can be encrypted too. I thought only idevices are encrypted. Not sure it it actually makes surfing and using apps anyhow more safe but will try it anyway.
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