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Religious Topics / Re: Jesus' virginity
« Last post by Jonathan Gress on Yesterday at 09:17:11 PM »
He "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

Skydive, you post some rotten posts.

So your point is sex is sinful?



Don't worry, I know that Porter knows that sex isn't sinful within marriage. The question is, why didn't Christ marry? The reason, of course, is that while marriage is good, celibacy is better, and I want to hear Porter say it. :D
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Convert Issues / Re: Praying during liturgy?
« Last post by Peacemaker on Yesterday at 09:10:34 PM »
If you look in the back of the Jordanville prayer book it shows a part of scripture where St. Pauls tell you not to do this. I don't have it in hand or I would quote it.
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: Human teachings in protestant Churches?
« Last post by Volnutt on Yesterday at 09:08:05 PM »
Putin's a crypto-Protestant? The plot thickens.

Not really. One doesn't need to be a Protestant to endorse materialism. But materialism itself stemmed from Protestantism, particularly from the Calvinist work ethic which endorses wealth as an outward sign of the Elect.

The Calvinist work ethic helped materialism gain a foothold but hardly created it.

Oh right, thanks for the reminder, it slipped past my mind

No prob.
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Orthodox-Protestant Discussion / Re: Human teachings in protestant Churches?
« Last post by Volnutt on Yesterday at 09:07:44 PM »
Calvin and Zwingli's dictum was finitum non capax infiniti (the finite cannot contain the infinite). The host is too small to contain all that is Christ (I'm not sure about how this squares with the rest of Calvin's Christology, it makes me wonder how he avoided some kind of Docetism).

They also taught that Christ's body being in more than one place violates Chalcedon by saying that His humanity was not exactly like ours (it makes me wonder as a kind of "alternate history" exercise whether Calvin and Zwingli could have arisen in a miaphysite milieu, but I digress).

So, Zwingli solved this by saying that Christ is not present at all in the Eucharist (Memorialism). Calvin's solution was to say that he was present merely spiritually or by the believer being caught up to Heaven by the Holy Spirit (I've seen sources say both).

A lot of modern Calvinists are actually Memorialists and argue the position in the Institutes was only an attempt by Calvin to mediate between the Zwinglians and the Lutherans. They claim that Calvin had become a Memorialist by the time he helped write the Gallic Confession.
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Other Topics / Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Last post by Peacemaker on Yesterday at 09:07:39 PM »
Define "preacher." Do they have to be a priest or just someone who preaches?
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Other Topics / Re: Ban the person above
« Last post by Peacemaker on Yesterday at 09:04:49 PM »
Banning myself for shooting myself in the foot with my last comment.
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Reviews / Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Last post by Peacemaker on Yesterday at 09:02:37 PM »
Cat is disturbingly attractive. She's going to be a beautiful woman in 3 or 4 years. I feel a bit bad about finding her attractive, but in most European countries 15 is the age of consent. I do not have a thing for young girls. 16 or 17 is when they usually start getting nice looking,which is the age of consent in most states. I mean I am not REALLY attracted to her. There was just something that said she's good looking. Weird? There was an argument about this on YouTube. Some European was saying all the Americans are stupid and obsess on the issue because they watch too much SVU. Like I said, the youngest I usually like is 16 or 17. Like take Chloe Mortez, who played in the new Carrie. In that  she like 14, but now she's getting hot. I watched Carrie  after I first saw her on IMDB and the artist said, "That is a great face. So well proportioned. So beautiful." She was kind of young still on Carrie, but now she's bloomed. A lot  of this is cultural though. The Theotokos was 14 and St. Joseph much older. I do not think we'd call him a creeper. Hopefully I do not come off that way. I just thought Cat came off attractive.



Yes my heart melts also when I see Camren Bicondova





Especially disturbing from a monk-wannabe.

Mike, seriously...

There is a difference in thinking someone is pretty or good looking and being attracted to them in a sexual way.
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Religious Topics / Re: Jesus' virginity
« Last post by Peacemaker on Yesterday at 08:59:18 PM »
He "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

Skydive, you post some rotten posts.

So your point is sex is sinful?

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Religious Topics / Re: Jesus' virginity
« Last post by Agabus on Yesterday at 08:55:11 PM »
Was Jesus a virgin? Present your proofs.
Your own sexual frustrations aside, is there a reason this question popped into your head?
Is the answer in the question all along?
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Other Topics / Re: Who is your favourite orthodox preacher on Internet ?
« Last post by Nathanael on Yesterday at 08:51:35 PM »
I don't accept anything on the Internet ... Just regular reading material.
Oh, why?
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