I want to second wynd's impression. Your postings, Apotheoun, were so edifying to me.
Many, many so informative posts - not only from the Orthodox posters headed by Fr Ambrose, Isa Almisry, Heracliades, Hesychios, Orthodoc, Reader Arsenios, StMarkofE, Montalban, ICXC NIKA, but also of RC and U-(forbidden - I'm really puzzled why) - Apotheoun being the first "among equals", Ghosty, Mardukm, Catholig, and many, many others.
A real treasury deleted!
Why? These posts were not showing only the Orthodox "upper hand"! For Christ sake, I got not only better understanding of our differencies there, but better appreciation, for instance, of Thomas Aquinas, who is now more acceptable to me in religious terms than he used to be! (Reader Arsenios and Ghosty should be credited for that specific topic.) And so many quotations and links in context about so many issues. A treasury!
Occasional fire was mostly the consequence of misperception, ignorance of otherone's attitude and priorities and quite rarely of ill intentions, at least that's my impression.
My account hasn't been suspended there, but it was requested I change password. I wanted to check PM there - what's the point of writing for a trash can?
There is no better learning method than reading polemics, and participating in them. And so many fine reasonings - all deleted. I'm so sad.
But I'm glad I see all and each one of present CAF posters here.
I am humbled that I was even remembered and mentioned on this thread!!
I was rather upset about the nuclear explosion at CAF.
I was present for well over a year before I even started posting at that forum.
I originally started looking online for RC v. Ortho material when a good friend of mine became a born again Catholic :-)
I was amazed by some of the info that I was able to scavange from the good posters at that site.
As little surprise to none, Fr. A is the best. I'm sure he is lurking about somewhere, however he is a monastic, and may be utilizing his time otherwise for a little while.
I was highly upset about the hundreds of hours (thousands for some), that we put into that forum; and have the wicked witch of West come in and banish us to the recesses of th EWTN basement. But alas, it shows the stripes of those wishing to oppress the dialogue.
Nevertheless, I actually enjoyed finding most everyone over here. I was a bit too occupied the past few weeks to post regularly, and just caught the chaos as I was trying to return.
I was banished, never to be heard from again, for simply questioning what was happening.
Although it's sad, I'm glad to see that I was not the only one to get the ax!
I was actually more hurt at the prospect of not talking to some of you'all. It's amazing how much I missed the interaction with a delightful host of people.
I will say however that I met with several RC over there that were very nice, and I exchanged many a good PM's with over the year or so that I was active.
The first person to actually make contact with me was a Catholic physician, who saw that I was a physician, and wished to extend an olive branch to me immediatley. It was nice.
But anyhow, I'm glad to see so many of you here, and look forward to continued conversation.
now known as: Big FAT Greek Daddy....