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« on: December 27, 2006, 10:42:12 PM »

Upon visiting the dentist today, I learned that not only do I have several cavities, I'm also in dire need of a root canal. I may be a sharp guy with some sharp ideas, but that don't amount to a hill of beans if I don't even floss properly. Having said that, I will not be posting on this forum for a long time. I don't like being told what to think anyway, unless that person speaking is God. I'm sorry to anyone I have ever offended without just cause. My email is freethought509@yahoo.com, in case you'd like to contact me. Don't forget to keep it real.

Peace out.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 10:58:07 PM »

and we all breathed a big collective sigh of relief...

and and quit with the ghetto language. I'm not one of them, I will never be one of them, I would rather kill myself then be forced to speak or to listen to that garbage.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 11:05:49 PM »

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Rofl, that's line of the year! What in tarnation does one have to do with the other? You're a sharp guy, even if you do say so yourself? A root canal keeps you down? Someone offended you without just cause?  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 11:12:42 PM »

you won`t be missed

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 11:15:05 PM »

I'm sorry you feel the need to take a break. You have had some rough treatment lately. I hope your feelings haven't been hurt. Don't stay away too long.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 11:17:35 PM »

Matthew, 
I am sorry to hear about the cavities and root canal. Dental work is never fun, always expensive and usually uncomfortable. Prayers for you...Lord have mercy.
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ps.  Don't pay any attention to the rude guys. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006, 11:21:11 PM »

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When did he ever pay attention to what other people wrote!?  Tongue 

PS. Anyone who takes what he wrote seriously must be very, very, very new to this internet thing. As a veteran of 2 or 3 "I'm never coming back!" posts, I know from personal experience.


EDIT--Fixed my typo, my edjumakation ain't no good, but I no the diffrence tween "new" and "knew"
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006, 11:35:06 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006, 11:40:54 PM »

I am never, ever posting on this board again. Never.
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2006, 11:43:41 PM »

I just like reading a thread containing the phrases "hill of beans," "keep it real" and "tarnation."  All in just eight posts.  Not bad.

Word to your mothers.  Seacrest out.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 12:10:07 AM »

Anyone want to take bets on how long 'a long time' will be?

I know this is going to sound overly optimistic but I'll put 3 days out there as a starting point. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 12:28:28 AM »

Anyone want to take bets on how long 'a long time' will be?

I know this is going to sound overly optimistic but I'll put 3 days out there as a starting point. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006, 12:41:54 AM »

Anyone want to take bets on how long 'a long time' will be?

I know this is going to sound overly optimistic but I'll put 3 days out there as a starting point. Wink

   this time tomorrow ( 10:40 pm central)
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006, 02:06:34 AM »

I'm inclined to say a week. He could probably find some other forums to increase his posting at (Ecafe, Monachos, etc.) before he gets bored and comes back here. I will say though that we should not misunderestimate Matthew; the last lapse in his forum posting was almost a month and a half long (from Aug. 31 to Oct. 12 of this year), so there is evidence that he could fend off forum withdrawal for longer than we are giving him credit for.
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 02:27:23 AM »

Well, that date period where he did not post also coincided with The Great OC.net Crash of '06, so to a degree his abstinence was a forced issue. He was noted to be posting on other sites during this time, however, under names not related to the moniker he uses here.

For the record, I would like M777 to come back someday. Yes, he can be annoying, but really we all can be this way. He's not harmful to others, as some posters have been, and so it will be fine for him to post again when he feels the time is right for him.
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 03:21:49 AM »

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And hey, even if he was both annoying and harmful to others, he might still come back. After all, you haven't banned me yet!
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 07:33:15 AM »

Wouldn't it be simpler to just admit you were wrong, retract what you said, and move on?
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 12:55:37 PM »

God bless you Matt.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2007, 03:38:40 AM »

It's been a week and a half, and Matthew still hasn't posted (though he has still been reading the forum).  Cool
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2007, 12:03:49 AM »

He's still posting over on the E-cafe too.

I hope he gets things figured out.

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2007, 02:09:18 AM »

What an...interesting thing to coincide with my birthday.

While (I have to admit) I will not miss his complete disregard for what fellow posters said, I hope he finds what he's (really) looking for.
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2007, 02:14:41 AM »

Why is it that I'm reading this thread and grinning from ear to ear.... Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2007, 08:03:22 AM »

Root Canal isn't that bad.  I had one recently, very little novacaine on the first session and none the other two. Did they tell you that it usually takes three sessions for a root canal Huh  OOps.  Maybe I shouldn't have said aything.  I hope it all turns out OK for you.

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2007, 02:03:06 PM »

I find it refreshing...

Don't bogard that ... my friend, pass it over to me...roll another one, just like the other one...

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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2007, 03:50:18 PM »

It turns out that I did not need a root canal, I just had a very deep cavity that, so far, wasn't infected. I miss the Oriental Orthodox forum, and would like to post on it again, provided that Eastern Orthodox members do not use it to state opinions which are contrary to Oriental Orthodoxy. The new quarter has started, I've moved into my dorm, which really is more like a slum with trash everywhere, but at least I'm out of my parents' house.
Again, I'm sorry for any time I've offended a member of this forum without just cause.

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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2007, 03:52:08 PM »

Welcome back, Matthew Smiley I apologize for the joking as well. An Orthodox bishop once said, don't make it hard for people to go, and don't make it hard for people to come back.
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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2007, 03:54:47 PM »

Welcome back, Matthew. I'm glad you've returned.
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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2007, 03:57:12 PM »

Welcome back, Matthew Smiley I apologize for the joking as well. An Orthodox bishop once said, don't make it hard for people to go, and don't make it hard for people to come back.

I really no longer desire to discuss church history, Scripture, theology, etc. with someone who isn't Oriental Orthodox, or at least sympathetic to Oriental Orthodoxy. But if you could answer my question in the tech forum, that would be great! I no longer have time to waste on this forum, but sometimes, this forum is necessary to have a particular question answered. You are going to see much less of me on this forum, as I intend to not use it frivolously.
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« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2007, 03:59:54 PM »

If you say so Grin I'm not sure how to get past the firewall, though.
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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2007, 04:00:32 PM »

Take care of your natural teeth, polident & plastic scks.

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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2007, 04:04:50 PM »

I no longer have time to waste on this forum

Hey you are moved into a college dorm!!! Go find an easy girl and a beer pong game and start enjoying your life!

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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2007, 04:48:34 PM »

Go find an easy girl and a beer pong game and start enjoying your life!

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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2007, 05:04:11 PM »

You are going to see much less of me on this forum, as I intend to not use it frivolously.
This doesn't suggest that you've used it frivolously in the past, does it?
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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2007, 07:05:47 AM »

This doesn't suggest that you've used it frivolously in the past, does it?
Ummm, excuse me....."Random Postings"? Wink
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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2007, 07:14:27 AM »

And by the way:
To the gutless coward who anonymously added the offensive tags to this thread (and others): There is an Eye which sees everything....
I'm sorry Matthew, but at present I cannot add or delete tags from threads. The admins are working on this.
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If the admins want to fix the problem permanently, they could write into the code something that shows who actually added the tag(s). Otherwise, you're just looking at a cycle of add-delete-add-delete every day.
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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2007, 08:30:53 AM »

If the admins want to fix the problem permanently, they could write into the code something that shows who actually added the tag(s). Otherwise, you're just looking at a cycle of add-delete-add-delete every day.
Thanks Jusrin for removing the offensive tags. The current anonymous system of tagging seems to prove Plato's point about the Ring of Gyges.
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« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2007, 08:49:08 AM »

As to morality, yes, I fully concede, according to the Christian moral code, I am not moral. Nor would I ever want to be again. Of course, Christianity is not the only philosophy or religion (or whatever you want to call your beliefs) that has a moral code, and under some moral codes I would be considered very moral. But morality is a cultural phenomenon, and I'm much more interested in the facts and truths of human existence, shaped by, but certainly not completely determined by, such things as human moral codes.
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2007, 09:09:10 AM »

I'm sorry if it somehow hurt you that I became an apostate, perhaps even to the point that you changed your theology partially because of my deconversion.
No, you haven't offended me. I've always respected your choices have I not?
You've actually taught me. I really didn't think it was possible to lose God before, and I don't want that to happen to me.

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« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2007, 09:22:11 AM »

Justin, listen, forget everything I just said (except the part about being a Christian Forum, and I still really would like to know what case/s of "plagiarism" you  keep referring to). I'm sorry I misunderstood and accused you falsly.
TAGS are a touchy subject at the moment. Nutters, disgrunts and jerks are using them as anonymous soapboxes all over the forum and are writing things which would get them banned had they had the guts to put it in a post.
TAGS have become the bane of my life, and as a moderator of an Orthodox forum- to be unable to do anything about offensive tags has me frustrated, and wondering whether I wan't my name associated with this forum.
My nerves are frayed right now. I'm truly sorry, and want to thank you for helping out.
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...wondering whether I wan't my name associated with this forum.
My nerves are frayed right now. I'm truly sorry, and want to thank you for helping out.

Your nerves are frayed over some stupid internet board?. Geez. Get a dose of reality.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2007, 10:36:37 AM »

And I apologize for the things I said, which were irresponsible for me to say. If I have issues, I should take them to PM and get them cleared up (this is especially true when I'm wrong, like in this case!).
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« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2007, 10:51:49 AM »

Your nerves are frayed over some stupid internet board?. Geez. Get a dose of reality.  Roll Eyes

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I've made a commitment to be a moderator on this board.
Every time some jerk tries to push the boundaries, it's my job to push them back (see reply #31 in this thread).
Orthodox Christianity may be meaningless to you, but it isn't to me. This forum is a very visible medium in which anyone who googles "Orthodoxy Christian Forum" etc will find this forum. The forum's domain name especially makes some claim about what it's about. For the most part, this forum would rate among the most congenial, intelligent, measured, fair, civilized and polte forums. But there will always be the jerks who want to ruin it, won't there? That's why there are moderators. I don't get paid, so I could quite easily do a half-assed job about it, and let posts which sully the name "Orthodox Christianity" slide in the forum I have responsibility for. But I've chosen to not do a half-assed job, and fight back at the jerks for the sake of the vast majority of posters who genuinely want to use this forum instead of just practicing at being a jerk by throwing in the occassional rude, obscene or inane one liner..
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« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2007, 11:06:01 AM »

(this is especially true when I'm wrong, like in this case!).
I refuse to let you wear that one. Our misunderstanding was my fault, and my fault alone. You were helping by removing an offense. You did nothing wrong, and everything right.
I hope that everyone feels comfortable enough and is honest enough as you to show me where I've made mistakes and done wrong.
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