I was banned from at least one forum, a prelude to more?
A number of posters
have all but called for that on the public forum (supposedly against the rules). I was castigated for the "u" word in a post that predated the ban on the word.
I was told that "not only" did the moderator have to delete one of your posts "for being uncharitable," but that she saw that I was "of the Orthodox communion not the Latin communion."
You don't have to look far over my 4000+ posts to see I belonged to the Orthodox. The content is quite graphic on that. But since it says "Orthodox in Communion with the Pope of Alexandria," at the bottom of every post, you wouldn't have to look it up, not even my profile which says Arab Orthodox.
I looked at the forum rules, and I didn't see anything about having to be "of the Latin communion" to post (I also noticed the rules have not been updated, and still has "Eastern Chrisitianity:learn the history, spirituality, and practices of Eastern & Oriental Churches, Catholic and Orthodox
The moderator "not only," it seems, had to delete my post: she also closed the thread on which I posted it three minutes later.
The thread was "The Legitimacy of Today's Annullments," on which I posted:
"Yes. P-H-A-R-I-S-E-E. They are still good at making null the commandment of God, keeping the letter and ignoring the spirit. Marriage is a sacrament...." [that's all I was able to recover from google, nor is the post that I was replying to seem to be there].
I don't remember exactly what the post I was responding to said, but the "Yes" was, I think, to something about abolishing the annullment tribunal or some such thing. (Gotta rember to save things on CAF somewhere else, never know when and what would disappear
The moderator further dictated that "since [ I ] obviously have no understanding of Latin liturgy and sacraments, but only want to stir the pot," I am "not to post in the Liturgy and Sacrments forum."
Soooo I can, according to their own canons, receive their sacraments
, just not talk about them.
I received their communion innumerable times when I was Luthe ran, and confession once (went to a Latin school). And the religious pointed out frequently how I put my classmates (all of that communion) to shame when it came to knowledge of their faith.
That I don't agree with them is NOT evidence that I don't know about their liturgy and sacraments. I just call them as I see them, and having been involved with two friends about the annullment process and I see similar hypocrisy as the court system (Illinois is technically a fault state. It used to be said that there is only two grounds for divorce in Illinois, adultery and perjury. Now there's just perjury).
I was told that if I wanted to talk about "annulment and marriage issues of your own communion" I should "take [my] opinions" to the Non-Catholic Religions forum. Since we Orthodox don't have "annulment and marriage issues," there's nothing to talk about.
She ended "Be aware" (typo for Beware!?
), violation would result in my permanent banning. :x (that's tape).
NOTE: I skimmed through the board news to make sure I wasn't violating any rule here. Did I miss one?