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Not everybody is transgender. Come on, already.

Did I say that? I mean the idea of gender fluidity being taught our children; it is taught compulsorily in Australia under the guise of “Safe Schools”.

Gender ideology, and the confusion it instilled in our youth, is a very real problem.
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Not everybody is transgender. Come on, already.

What does this have to do with anything?  Off-topic.
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Not everybody is transgender. Come on, already.
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Just to clarify, 'mumbo jumbo' refers to my delusions, not the things I mentioned in themselves, which can be legit goals or productive in the right people.
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Not to another country, but when I first became Orthodox I was into the delusion idea about larping joining an intentional community where Orthodox could be together and strengthening each other in prayer and fasting and saving the children and beauty saving the world and all that mumbo jumbo. I think there were threads about it both here and at the e-cafe, though I hope they were eaten by a server error or something. Of course if you have an actual relationship with a real human person, that's probably different. Maybe want to consider trying it before you commit... like spend a couple weeks in Ethiopia, not as a vacationer but basically doing and living exactly as you would should you move there. Good luck!
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What a round-about question. 

If you love her enough to marry her, go to Ethiopia.

What does Australia have to offer you?

It's a little different from an American Orthodox convert that moves to Russia because he doesn't want to raise his kids in front of a homosexual parade in San Francisco.

The question isn’t so much about me as it is the idea of people moving to historically Orthodox countries. My apologies if the question was not concise enough for you. My family are known for our ability to tell a long story...

God bless
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Last post by hecma925 on Yesterday at 10:15:01 PM »

Russian Orthodox being friends with Coptic and Indian Orthodox.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: ITT: We discuss the right to bear arms
« Last post by Asteriktos on Yesterday at 10:12:06 PM »
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What a round-about question. 

If you love her enough to marry her, go to Ethiopia.

What does Australia have to offer you?

It's a little different from an American Orthodox convert that moves to Russia because he doesn't want to raise his kids in front of a homosexual parade in San Francisco.
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Hello,

Most here would probably have heard of "The Benedict Option" by Rod Dreher (if you haven't, check out his book on Amazon, it's a must-read. Also his blog on the American Conservative). It is a philosophy of strategic withdrawal from the mainstream insitution's of the West to rebuild Christian culture from the ground up; through independent faith-based schools, healthy church communities, homeschooling, following a daily prayer rule, etc.

There is also a movement, jokingly known as the Benedict Option on steroids, of Eastern Orthodox Christians moving to Russia to flee the decadent West. They have a Facebook group now, and a website that promotes them called Russian Faith.

It got me to thinking whether there is any similarly-minded people in the Oriental Orthodox Church's, especially converts, who would move to any country with a historical Oriental Orthodox community, to raise their family in peace outside of the transgender, neo-liberal totalitarian West?

The other reason i ask is that, concurrent with my move from Eastern Orthodoxy to Oriental Orthodoxy, i have also met and fallen for an Ethiopian girl who is in my country only for her PhD. We have discussed our future together, about getting married once she finishes her PhD, but she is determined to take me back to Ethiopia with her due to the fact her undergrad, masters and PhD are Ethiopia-specific, and her mission is to return to Ethiopia and devote her working life to improving the lives of rural Ethiopian farmers (which is the subject of her research).

So here i am, a white Australian convert to the Coptic Orthodox church, who has met an Ethiopian Orthodox girl and considering moving to Ethiopia. But the thought occured to me that this is not dissimilar to the American converts to the Russian Orthodox Church moving to Russia. Ethiopia is just as much an Orthodox Christian country (if not more so) than Russia. So is it any different?

Has anyone else here ever considered moving to Ethiopia/Armenia/Egypt etc?

Another example i guess would be Fr. Lazarus, who while being a monk, is still a convert, white Australian in a Coptic Orthodox Monastery in Egypt. So it certainly has been done.

God bless
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