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« on: September 28, 2007, 11:04:48 PM »

I am going to put this here, and not for any political reasoning so bear with me. I have discussed the conundrum of being prolife on the front end, even through adulthood say with issues like euthanasia and we are of one mind on that. Not a problem. However, we both struggle with the issue of capital punishment and not because of our former evangelical roots either. When you have groups like "sex before 8 or it's too late" allowed to charter in America (of which my own grandfather was a high ranking member), then you have your own child molested-it's a difficult struggle I admit to here. Sad
Where can I find exactly, unequivocally what the Church fathers say in this regard?  I dont' want to start a debate or argument here-just point me to the clearest and most concise (not to mention accessible without a second mortgage) speakings on this matter.
Mods feel free to lock this after I get directions, of you so choose. I dont' have an active priest or spiritual father, so I have to do all my learnin on my own and as can be afforded. Still trying to figure out if I should sell our protestant books (or burn a few of them), whilst I replace them with Orthodox ones.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 04:24:39 PM »

Dear Calligraphqueen,

I am not sure whether Church fathers even attempted to write on such subjects as capital punishment, or premarital sex, adolescence sex, child molestation, etc. One link that I have at hand is just a link to a library of patristic writings. It is very large, so maybe you can find something there, but again, I am not sure:

http://www.ccel.org/fathers.html

Sorry if this is not much help. Hope you will find what you need!

George
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 05:44:46 PM »

When you have groups like "sex before 8 or it's too late" allowed to charter in America (of which my own grandfather was a high ranking member), then you have your own child molested-it's a difficult struggle I admit to here.

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Lord have mercy!

The ccel link is a great one.  It also has a search function which should help. 
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