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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1260 on: June 24, 2015, 03:03:21 PM »
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enjoying electrical guitars Cherubym Hymn.

seen that on youtube, in Finnish. Unfortunately cannot find it at the moment.
I play it on dulcimer sometimes. The arrangement I know kinda sounds like mountain people music.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1261 on: June 25, 2015, 04:04:00 PM »
Yoga pants are proof it is a demonically inspired activity.

I'm uh...easily inspired...but yoga pants just don't do it for me.
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« Reply #1262 on: June 25, 2015, 04:23:01 PM »
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seen that on youtube, in Finnish. Unfortunately cannot find it at the moment.

IIRC the maker of the video wasn't even Orthodox himself.
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« Reply #1263 on: June 26, 2015, 10:21:51 AM »
How a dulcimer should be played.

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I play it on dulcimer sometimes. The arrangement I know kinda sounds like mountain people music.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1264 on: June 26, 2015, 10:37:42 AM »
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enjoying electrical guitars Cherubym Hymn.

seen that on youtube, in Finnish. Unfortunately cannot find it at the moment.

IIRC the maker of the video wasn't even Orthodox himself.

IIRC your IIRC is correct. Nevertheless, it was quite nicely done. Do you hapen to have a working link to it?
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1265 on: June 27, 2015, 06:05:10 PM »
Yoga pants are proof it is a demonically inspired activity.

I'm uh...easily inspired...but yoga pants just don't do it for me.

LOL! Nice, vamrat. I would have missed this one.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1266 on: June 28, 2015, 03:42:34 PM »
I've developed more same-sex attractions over the years so it's not entirely unconceivable. I view sexual orientation as a fluid instead of strict, well-defined categories so it's not that dramatic.

Fair enough. I think for those with more exclusive sexual tastes, it's probably a lot less fluid, but that does not necessarily mean that for such people that sex with a member of the opposite gender is entirely impossible.

I've heard stories about people I know who have had sex with women and found out they were gay by this experience.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1267 on: June 28, 2015, 05:19:20 PM »
^That thread is an endless stream of gems.

If I ever look at explicit pics on the internet, I never look for male-male ones, and I typically get grossed out a bit by them. So doesn't that mean I am straight?

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1268 on: June 30, 2015, 08:24:21 AM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1269 on: June 30, 2015, 01:25:44 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1270 on: June 30, 2015, 01:27:34 PM »
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D'oh! Should've put this in politics quotable quotes.  Sorry!
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1271 on: July 03, 2015, 09:38:27 PM »
I still sin quite often

Indeed...

Yes. It's called "The Bible and Holy Fathers for Orthodox".

LOL. 

What don't you like about it?  I want to hear your reasons.

Well, the general context was 'Convert Issues,' and then:

1) The question was asking for commentary on "the daily Gospel/Epistle readings," so giving a glib "the Bible" doesn't really offer anything

2) Since the Gospel/Epistle readings were asked about, and this is an Orthodox forum, I think an answer about commentary from "Holy Fathers" should obvious, yet an answer with only such a vague phrase offers nothing

3) This is all kind of like those things that most of us do at one time or another, but usually when we're kinda tired of debating things in circles; someone asks a question like 'where can I find St. Paul saying that?' and you respond 'The New Testament.' It's frustration, not an actual answer. Which I'm fine with sometimes, but not when it's a sincere request for information, from someone new/not a regular/not combative, on the convert forum, having to do with learning more about the Orthodox faith.

4) She seemingly (IMO clearly) wanted something convenient and/or collected together (or at least delivered in such a way), like the Philokalia for spirituality, or the Prologue of Ohrid for lives of the saints, etc.  There may indeed be something like what she asked in particular about, but "The Bible and Holy Fathers for Orthodox" is not it. It's not even an attempt at an answer. In fact, it doesn't even make sense as an answer.

Basically, it falls somewhere between being rude and being a bully. If you want to be a jerkface you need to do it like me: I'm very careful with my condescending posts, snarky and useless one-liners, and jerkhead rants. Very careful. Don't disagree with me or I'll let you have it.  :P

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1272 on: July 04, 2015, 04:41:02 PM »
Have you ever been in a real platonic love relationship?

You mean, have I ever been in love with a handsome youth and refrained from having sex with him so I could just focus on letting his beauty lead me to contemplation of the Forms? No.
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« Reply #1273 on: July 04, 2015, 04:43:12 PM »
Have you ever been in a real platonic love relationship?

You mean, have I ever been in love with a handsome youth and refrained from having sex with him so I could just focus on letting his beauty lead me to contemplation of the Forms? No.

You beat me to it!  I nearly spit out my orange juice on that one.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1274 on: July 05, 2015, 02:12:37 PM »
I don't believe in eternal hell, nor in overdemeaningful ethalons.
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« Reply #1275 on: July 05, 2015, 08:02:40 PM »
Does anyone know of a good kid's devotional book that I could use with my children? We have a bunch of them that we have gone through that my wife has gotten for our girls, but even she recognizes that they are pretty vacuous and don't teach much. I'm thinking that perhaps if I got one that that was good for children, maybe she wouldn't be too opposed to it and perhaps she may even open up to seeing that Orthodoxy isn't just all about icons, incense and complicated doctrine. My daughters are 8 and 6.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1276 on: July 08, 2015, 05:12:15 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1277 on: July 10, 2015, 03:30:49 PM »
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« Reply #1278 on: July 10, 2015, 06:17:17 PM »
Fine let's get off ...
Enough already!!! ::) Please, no more of these innuendos and double entendres!
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1279 on: July 11, 2015, 04:25:23 PM »
I think you have to be able to get to the orthodox church. (Otherwise you won't go at all)
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« Reply #1280 on: July 12, 2015, 06:42:22 PM »
It may be advisable in certain situations for certain converts to make a public statement concerning these matters

What do you mean with 'certain converts'? Who are they?

I don't know for sure.  What I had in mind was the kind of situation in which, for example, TheTrisagion was central Pennsylvania's leading anti-OO activist, publishing polemical materials, protesting outside local OO churches with his children holding signs reading "I ♥ Pope Leo" and "God Hates Copts", etc.  If one day he had a change of heart and wished to join the local Syriac parish, I suppose making some sort of public confession of faith might be in order.       
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1281 on: July 13, 2015, 06:14:44 AM »
hey your a stupid finn don't ever ask me or my country for for anything.
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« Reply #1282 on: July 13, 2015, 02:46:19 PM »
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« Reply #1283 on: July 13, 2015, 02:58:48 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1284 on: July 13, 2015, 05:29:34 PM »
Crapping in diapers does not equate to sinfulness.

But being repetitively anoing and ugly, does.
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« Reply #1285 on: July 17, 2015, 02:47:58 PM »
I guess I must be a cave dweller, but who is this Bruno Mars person?  I've never heard of him.

Of all the heresies which have departed from the truth articulated by the Catholic Church and enshrined in the Symbolum of Faith common to all Christians, none is so vile as that of the loser, heretic and hater of God Bruno Mars, which declares that the speediest and surest path to theosis lies between the thighs of one's true love.  His madness and irreligiousness have long been known among all men, most especially those whose radio dials are tuned to Hot 97 FM.  Considering the heresies of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West to be as older sisters to his odious doctrine, what would be more fitting than for Bruno Mars to dance forth against the Lord to the strains of dissolute and loose metres that serve as a perfect accompaniment to his wretched words of blasphemy and to beseech of the faithful females of Christ to "hit their hallelujah"?  If anyone should declare that today they don't feel like doing anything, the Catholic and Apostolic Church holds them to be anathema.  We condemn all of the works of Bruno Mars, including Doo-Wops and Hooligans and the aptly-named Unorthodox Jukebox (with a title like that he was asking for it) otherwise known as the Bazaar of Peter Gene Hernandez.



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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1286 on: July 17, 2015, 02:54:48 PM »
Not only does premarital sex lead to dancing, but it also leads to sins like mixed bathing. And the sin of mixed bathing inevitably leads to the sin of ecumenism.


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« Reply #1287 on: July 20, 2015, 09:24:26 PM »
Yeah, I think it's likely that God has performed miracles even through pagans at some point. That doesn't mean we should all become pagans today.

That's a weight off my mind. I remember one time I heard about a miracle performed through a five-year-old girl, and ever since then I've been wondering if God wants me to become one too.
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« Reply #1288 on: July 22, 2015, 12:47:57 PM »
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« Reply #1289 on: July 22, 2015, 06:40:55 PM »
is there some reason we need to dress our children like the Amish?

Dressing children modestly is an important part of caring for their soul and guiding them to Christ :)

Amen. Of all the things to mock in the world, it's pretty sad that Orthodox Christians feel the need to mock modesty.


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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1290 on: July 23, 2015, 01:00:18 AM »
is there some reason we need to dress our children like the Amish?

Dressing children modestly is an important part of caring for their soul and guiding them to Christ :)

Amen. Of all the things to mock in the world, it's pretty sad that Orthodox Christians feel the need to mock modesty.


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Thank you. This thread didn't have enough sanctimonious posturing yet.


Because judging our sanctimonious posturing is not sanctimonious posturing.  ::)


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« Reply #1291 on: July 23, 2015, 07:23:17 AM »
Hey, Cyrillic got a good one off on you.  It happens.  :)
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« Reply #1292 on: July 23, 2015, 07:24:55 AM »
Hey, Cyrillic go a good one off on you.  It happens.  :)

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1293 on: July 23, 2015, 03:21:41 PM »
I'm no fan of the fact this lady has been ordained as a bishop, but do we really have to make fun of her because of her appearance?

We dont HAVE to, but we get to.

Why?  Do you also rate your own bishops on the "Would I have sex with him or not?" spectrum?

Of course not. I only apply such a standard to members of OC.net. ;D
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1294 on: July 25, 2015, 07:16:57 PM »
The Protestant communities ordaining Priestesses & Bishopesses is a positive ecumenical development as it proves any movement for 'unity' between any churches except the 3 apostolic Orthodox, Oriental & Catholic Churches is futile.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1295 on: July 26, 2015, 05:45:33 AM »
Do you also rate your own bishops on the "Would I have sex with him or not?" spectrum? 
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1296 on: July 26, 2015, 04:00:09 PM »
I had hoped the funeral thread was dead and buried...
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1297 on: July 27, 2015, 04:38:34 PM »
For example, some people have an anger issue. Perhaps it is better for them not to marry rather than strike out in anger and kill their spouse as there appears to be a greater danger to a women who has a spouse with anger issues than one with open SSA issues. Look at Mrs. Petersen who was killed by her husband not too many years ago.

On the other hand, a man or a woman who has hidden his/her SSA is a liar and a thief. A liar because they are dishonest; a thief because they have stolen the love and virginity of another person to provide a cover for their iniquities so they could succeed in society without disgrace.

I had a cousin who married a lesbian. She only married him for his money and took him to the cleaners at their divorce when he was overseas fighting in a war. He was left with nothing but the shirt on his back. Fortunately, they did not have children. They did not even consumate their marriage because he was shipped overseas before they could have a proper honeymoon.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1298 on: July 27, 2015, 09:47:33 PM »
For example, some people have an anger issue. Perhaps it is better for them not to marry rather than strike out in anger and kill their spouse as there appears to be a greater danger to a women who has a spouse with anger issues than one with open SSA issues. Look at Mrs. Petersen who was killed by her husband not too many years ago.

On the other hand, a man or a woman who has hidden his/her SSA is a liar and a thief. A liar because they are dishonest; a thief because they have stolen the love and virginity of another person to provide a cover for their iniquities so they could succeed in society without disgrace.

I had a cousin who married a lesbian. She only married him for his money and took him to the cleaners at their divorce when he was overseas fighting in a war. He was left with nothing but the shirt on his back. Fortunately, they did not have children. They did not even consumate their marriage because he was shipped overseas before they could have a proper honeymoon.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1299 on: July 30, 2015, 01:19:47 PM »
Trad sites like fisheaters can go over the top with blatant anti-semitism. Thank God I found Orthodoxy.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1300 on: July 30, 2015, 07:24:21 PM »
I assume by "Protectionist" they mean "Protectress" and are not trying to associate the Mother of God with high tariffs on imports.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1301 on: Yesterday at 09:37:24 PM »
Some cultists will believe anything, do anything, and endure anything just to be "illuminated."

How True.
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« Reply #1302 on: Yesterday at 09:38:23 PM »
Face it....this 'grumpy puppy' might appear all grouchy but the first time someone calls his name in a singsong voice, he is going to wag his tail and pee all over the floor in joy.
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