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Other Topics / Re: What does everyone's online persona look like?
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 01:49:29 AM »
Velsigne:




Onesimus:




Adela:

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I think one doesn't need to go any further than the transfiguration...

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bible_(American_Standard)/Luke#9:30
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30 And behold, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah;

Moses is dead, yet he talks to Christ...  ???
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Other Topics / Re: What does everyone's online persona look like?
« Last post by Luke on Today at 01:12:55 AM »
Fr. George:

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Other Topics / Re: What does everyone's online persona look like?
« Last post by Opus118 on Today at 01:00:00 AM »
I was tested on WPM with this instrument:



And this instrument:


WPMs posts are always thought provoking and telegraphic, befitting the latter image.

I am thankful he posts here.

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Christian News / Re: EP rejects candidates for Chicago Metropolis
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 12:34:54 AM »
I think I see now that Isa was harping on a theme I began. I'm slow sometimes. Still, lamentable and just unacceptable to take it there.
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Other Topics / Re: Post a picture of your OWN OC.net persona
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 12:32:47 AM »
^ Yay. :) Wondered if you were going to post.
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Other Topics / Re: What does everyone look like?
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 12:32:10 AM »
Fantastic! And mandolin is great. Do you play bluegrass?

My mandolin skills are mostly playing tunes I know from violin/piano/guitar by ear. Some of that is the traditional American songbook, some is old shape hymns and some is the standard classical repertoire. Same for the strummed dulcimer.

So I guess the answer is sorta. I can play along with real bluegrass musicians.

Love it!
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 12:28:16 AM »
:'(

I do feel almost guilty because I hear of so many people struggling. I try to help those around me that I know because I've been there myself.
Survivor's guilt for me comes from experience, being keenly aware of how lucky you have it, and politically leftwing, unfortunately. One of Fr. Hopko's maxims I have to keep reminding myself is not to compare myself with others, because it's real easy to see the amount of suffering and hardship people go through and not getting depressed about it. Iconodule is right, if you live in this world how can you not feel even a little depressed. I've asked God before the why things are the way they are and why I'm more fortunate than others, but it's not really any of my business what He does. God's ways are not my ways. Wicked people can prosper and those that are godly can suffer. All I can do is give thanksgiving to God for what He has provided me and use whatever that have been given me to help those in need, instead of trying to figure things out (another Fr. Hopko maxim). There's peace in that, at least it is for me. Trust me I've let my mind wander into the darkest of places over these kind of things but all it did was fuel cynicism.

Observe little children. They are sad and distraught when some disappointment or disaster falls on them, but normally they are happy. The bad thing comes as a surprise, is reacted to in a very open way that cleanses the soul, and soon forgotten. It is only when we grow smart enough to pride ourselves on an ability to know the world, to analyze things politically, to predict trends, and so on that we grow to inhabit apprehensiveness and depression as normal. While at the same time, normally, we hide our emotions and suppress their natural cleansing function. In short, we lead unnatural lives, because we are grown and modern, and thus we grow to be unnatural organisms and suffer unduly.
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What a beautiful couple! Do you know them?
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Other Topics / Re: What does everyone look like?
« Last post by Agabus on Today at 12:16:59 AM »
Fantastic! And mandolin is great. Do you play bluegrass?

My mandolin skills are mostly playing tunes I know from violin/piano/guitar by ear. Some of that is the traditional American songbook, some is old shape hymns and some is the standard classical repertoire. Same for the strummed dulcimer.

So I guess the answer is sorta. I can play along with real bluegrass musicians.
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