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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Last post by seekeroftruth777 on Yesterday at 11:42:55 AM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

It seems the western elites have abandoned Christianity in the favor of multiculturalism, while literally having there heads in the sand concerning Fundamentalist Islam.


It is quite bizarre to see 'liberal' people completely blind about islamic fundamentalism, the only one in this area I see concerned with this issue is Bill Maher (I am not a fan, but in my limited view of US personalities is the only one that I know), the rest of the 'liberal' establishment just pretend that jihadism doesn't exist.

Yeah Bill Mayer is brave on this issue, not a fan of a lot of what he says, but on this issue he sees the threat, and I have to give him kudos for shutting down this one person trying to compare Christianity to Islam, that was decent of him, considering he no fan of Christianity but he understands he can co-exsit in peace with Christians.
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Other Topics / Re: 2 Planets 40 Light Years Away
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Yesterday at 11:23:15 AM »
See y'all later.  I'll be up in the stars founding the Vamratocracy in Space.  When my Space Marines come back in a few centuries hopefully you all have gotten a functional Vamratocracy running here...otherwise I'll have to kill most of your descendants and re-colonize.

What is the role of the Vamratian Secret Police in all this?  Am I out of a job? 
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Gamliel on Yesterday at 10:59:20 AM »
respire
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Not a huge meat eater here, but it seems like all the kosher meat I've noticed is chock full of chemicals like the rest of the garbage the food industry produces.

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Maybe this is a geographical distinction, but from my perspective Kosher is way more expensive than non-Kosher. I am thinking hot dogs, sausages, chicken, turkey, cured meats, etc. Also, why is Kosher salt so expensive? It's salt. Halal meats are usually less expensive than the non-Kosher meat prices in supermarkets, especially beef and lamb. I do not know why that is.
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Other Topics / Re: 2 Planets 40 Light Years Away
« Last post by vamrat on Yesterday at 10:02:17 AM »
See y'all later.  I'll be up in the stars founding the Vamratocracy in Space.  When my Space Marines come back in a few centuries hopefully you all have gotten a functional Vamratocracy running here...otherwise I'll have to kill most of your descendants and re-colonize.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by vamrat on Yesterday at 09:59:13 AM »
Oh no!  The dried apricots I'm eating come from Turkey!  Am I going to hell?

If you eat something from Serbia it should even out.
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If Constantinople goes through with it, Moscow will excommunicate Constantinople, but they will do it via council most likely with other churches. If they were really wise, they'd demote the see and place Antioch ahead or something like that. I don't think any of this will happen though. Constantinople will reject Ukraine.
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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Yesterday at 09:50:07 AM »
Oh no!  The dried apricots I'm eating come from Turkey!  Am I going to hell?

Not for the apricots. 
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Faith Issues / Re: Is Maria Kannon compatible with Orthodoxy?
« Last post by Nephi on Yesterday at 07:56:29 AM »
Personally I think such a veneration of the Theotokos would be just fine, including the statue. From your description, it doesn't have the normal issues people have with certain Catholic Marian devotions (e.g. Fatima, with its teachings that explicitly contradict Orthodoxy).

 As a couple positive examples, Western Orthodox venerate Our Lady of Walsingham without any issues, and hispanic Orthodox, particularly those of Mexican descent, still venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe (with some controversy on the internet, but with hierarchs fully aware). Icons of these feature in their churches, sometimes being part of the iconostasis and such.

But this may be a question better suited for a local priest that already understands the history and cultural significance of the devotion. If you're even in contact with one yet, since you did say you were new to this stuff.
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