The open and oft-repeated invitation to come home to Eastern Orthodoxy seems appropriate, being on an Eastern Orthodox forum and all.
And I will respond as I have on that concept before. "Home" is where one lives or has lived. "Home" is the Place where you know the light of an evening or a dawn and the sounds you knew before you were aware and the scent of the wind and the water. It may be a bit florid or poetic, but I'm trying to get the point across. EO and RC are not "home" to me. I have never 'lived' in either place nor have any of my family for as far back as I know.
I cannot "Come home" to EO or RC. Some here understand. It would be an exile from where I became Christian and from the worship that formed my faith.
And if you're truly not interested in becomming Eastern Orthodox, why then have you been a member of this forum for so long? I mean no disrespect to you, nor do I wish for you to leave. But if you're truly not interested in becomming Eastern Orthodox, I can't see what would hold your interest in this forum for as long as it has. If you've answered this before then I apologize for asking again. If so, could you please point me to the appropriate thread? Thanks in advance.
As to this there are a number of reasons.
First, at times there have been posts about my Church or people who are attached to the Anglican Communion that have been, shall we say, inaccurate or incomplete or misinterpreted. Some of them have been rather ...errmmm excitable and accusatory. I have been here to provide correct information, or further details or explain the errors or mistakes in the posts and so forth. Would you not like to see true information about your Church on an Anglican forum perhaps?
Secondly, having been here for a number of years I have formed ties and 'net friendships with some of the people here. Some I have met in person, such as at the OC.net Summerfest some years ago. Others I have not met, but have enjoyed communicating via e-mail and PM.
Thirdly, there are other subjects that are of common interest such as Professor Tolkien's works, Literature, History, and others. I hope that in my posts I have been able to provide good information and true history. Yes, Asterikos, (and Hello btw, it's good to see your posts again
) some of the discussion is substantive. Some of it is just for fun or silly ("Random Posts" is my fault after all
). But there have been some serious discussions in which knowledge has been increased.
This is not a closed forum, like others on the 'net. The moderators and administrators have permitted me to post here and I thank them. I am a guest in their home, as it were.
Is that a sufficient explanation?