The irony in Orthodoxy is not even the Orthodox agree with the Orthodox.
This is one of the main reasons I have in falling away from the church. If Orthodoxy was Orthodox, then more would be traditional, such as what the Holy Metropolis Greek Orthodox Church in America. Also I give Gregory of Colorado a lot of credence because he dumped ROAC over ecumenism.
Sure lots of allegations fly, but if Orthodoxy really cared about Orthodoxy, it would all be old calendar because it would not have allowed change.
I had to get out of Orthodoxy "mainly" (of course there are some other issues) because the closest Metropolis Greek church was a 7 hour drive from my house. Can't be hauling my wife & five kids to that, especially when I would have to have long deep talks with a priest or bishop with heavy knowledge of the faith (that I take most metropolis priests have given the reasons they are in that).
It's a mess, even evidenced by many people here that are slandering this icon which absolutely is within the "boundaries" of the Eastern Orthodox church.
Did anyone else hear something? I thought I heard some inane babbling in this thread somewhere, something like a toddler trying to speak to the adults, using big words he can't quite say correctly or even understand what they mean...
You will know them by their fruits. I was kind, stated facts of why I am where I am, and pointed out relevant facts about Orthodoxy. Your text tries to insult me, but doesn't. You are only burning in your own anger, so if there was anybody throwing a fit like a toddler....
Look, tell me what I said is wrong. Orthodox disagree with Orthodox.
The OP posted an icon that some embraced, some did not.
1) My argument is that the Orthodox who claim to be the one true church completely disagree with each other on many levels.
2) My argument is that the Holy Metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Church in America is practically the only church I have found in America that sticks to traditional ORTHODOX values. Old calendar, Non-Ecumenism, Real Succession.
Of course, you can always enjoy your ecumenism bishops if you want. Any real Orthodox who actually held the Canon of the Holy Apostles as VALID would be running to the Metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Church in America rather than venerating those who celebrate worship with the non-Orthodox in direct defiance.
Facts are facts, like them or not. Orthodox disagree with Orthodox in regards to religious things. Even churches "in communion" with each other.
If what I say is right, why do you insult me?
If you can't handle this then I would heavily consider giving up your moderator access. I do believe that insults like these should be made noted by site administrators.