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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1305 on: August 05, 2015, 01:12:08 PM »
I just came off a 'Moderated' status in this forum and do not wish to return to it so let me put it to you in a following way based on my personal experience.
Growing up all Negroes were deemed morally incapable, so they committed crimes. Everyone knew  Mexicans were lazy, women were inferior in most all things outside of home with the exceptions of nurse for the smartest, librarians or teachers, while all Russians were Communists.
It was portrayed, promulgated and widely accepted overtly and tacitly.
I am more than twice your age and while I consider those days were Golden there were faults and cracks in the base.
Now grow up as one of those mentioned above as YOUR American heritage and come back after being that person.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1306 on: August 10, 2015, 10:06:33 PM »
That looks like my beloved Siamese cat (Memory eternal).  I seriously learned as much about God from my relationship with that most beautiful of His animals, that most majestic beast, that reflects human nature as surelymas we reflect the image of the divine, as I learned from Protestantism before my reception into the Orthodox Church.

Which takes us to a key point: atonement and propotiation theories by themselves, while not wrong, fail adequetely to express the triumph of divine love over death and evil in the Resurrection that enables life everlasting...
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1307 on: August 10, 2015, 11:50:36 PM »
That looks like my beloved Siamese cat (Memory eternal).  I seriously learned as much about God from my relationship with that most beautiful of His animals, that most majestic beast, that reflects human nature as surelymas we reflect the image of the divine, as I learned from Protestantism before my reception into the Orthodox Church.

Which takes us to a key point: atonement and propotiation theories by themselves, while not wrong, fail adequetely to express the triumph of divine love over death and evil in the Resurrection that enables life everlasting...

In retrospect I do realize how that might seem a non sequitur.  I could perhaps explain how it does in fact follow from the experience of the divine love God bestows on creation, but, and this admittedly is a non sequitur, I just had a rather splendid dinner in spite of the Dormition Fast (because my confessor was concerned of my increasingly emaciated appearance), and alas a certain degree of epicurean enjoyment can impede ones abiloty to discourse on things above.   
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1308 on: August 11, 2015, 01:17:39 AM »
In my house, 'Green Martyrdom' is all about the wife trying to get the husband to eat salad or something with vegetables...
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1309 on: August 11, 2015, 02:13:45 PM »
That looks like my beloved Siamese cat (Memory eternal).  I seriously learned as much about God from my relationship with that most beautiful of His animals, that most majestic beast, that reflects human nature as surelymas we reflect the image of the divine, as I learned from Protestantism before my reception into the Orthodox Church.

Which takes us to a key point: atonement and propotiation theories by themselves, while not wrong, fail adequetely to express the triumph of divine love over death and evil in the Resurrection that enables life everlasting...

In retrospect I do realize how that might seem a non sequitur.  I could perhaps explain how it does in fact follow from the experience of the divine love God bestows on creation, but, and this admittedly is a non sequitur, I just had a rather splendid dinner in spite of the Dormition Fast (because my confessor was concerned of my increasingly emaciated appearance), and alas a certain degree of epicurean enjoyment can impede ones abiloty to discourse on things above.

Don't overthink it, man.  :)
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1310 on: August 11, 2015, 02:45:51 PM »
That looks like my beloved Siamese cat (Memory eternal).  I seriously learned as much about God from my relationship with that most beautiful of His animals, that most majestic beast, that reflects human nature as surelymas we reflect the image of the divine, as I learned from Protestantism before my reception into the Orthodox Church.

Which takes us to a key point: atonement and propotiation theories by themselves, while not wrong, fail adequetely to express the triumph of divine love over death and evil in the Resurrection that enables life everlasting...

In retrospect I do realize how that might seem a non sequitur.  I could perhaps explain how it does in fact follow from the experience of the divine love God bestows on creation, but, and this admittedly is a non sequitur, I just had a rather splendid dinner in spite of the Dormition Fast (because my confessor was concerned of my increasingly emaciated appearance), and alas a certain degree of epicurean enjoyment can impede ones abiloty to discourse on things above.

Don't overthink it, man.  :)

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1311 on: August 11, 2015, 05:38:31 PM »
I love how Mor is turning this thread into a "Worst of OC.NET" or "Can You Believe Someone Posted This Crap?" thread, instead of what it was originally intended to be.  How subversive of you!
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1312 on: August 12, 2015, 01:02:22 AM »
Perhaps the greatest post written by any [Oriental] Orthodox Christian on this board:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,37767.msg598527.html#msg598527
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1313 on: August 19, 2015, 09:04:16 AM »
I'm not sure I can take seriously a question about holiness from somebody with Joel Osteen for their profile picture.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1314 on: August 19, 2015, 05:25:30 PM »
The group of adults receiving catechesis I observed, thought they were too basic, which meant they didn't really want to learn much about Odoxy but opine about their journeys to the one true faith. And the Jesus prayer.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1315 on: August 20, 2015, 01:01:34 AM »
I voted yes, who knows maybe OC.NET might come up with ideas we can bring to our churches  ;)

It certainly has come up with plenty ideas to not bring to church.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1316 on: August 23, 2015, 08:43:22 AM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1317 on: August 24, 2015, 03:18:16 PM »

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1318 on: August 25, 2015, 10:39:20 AM »
Ive actually met (online, on a fan forum, not in person; I do have a life) some members of the 501st legion who were militant atheists.  So I am not sure having Stormtroopers engaging in flash-mob violence is desirable in any sense.
I met a football fan once who was a militant atheist. That is why I don't go to football games.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1319 on: August 25, 2015, 11:01:02 AM »
In my house, 'Green Martyrdom' is all about the wife trying to get the husband to eat salad or something with vegetables...

All praise the new martyrs of the Vegan Yoke. Martyred by wife who saw too many PETA videos online. Memory Eternal! ;D
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1320 on: August 25, 2015, 11:45:49 AM »
I know about the Caribbean and certain places like the Banana Republic.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1321 on: August 27, 2015, 11:36:39 AM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1322 on: August 27, 2015, 04:14:36 PM »
For example, the incoming Yale freshmen were encouraged to read a pornographic book during their summer break. Some students opted out.

I always preferred the labs to the lectures.

After I obtained my graduate degree, I spent a good two years intensively reading Orthodox theology to purify my mind and soul from all the garbage I was required to read in upper division and graduate level English classes.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1323 on: August 28, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1324 on: August 29, 2015, 08:23:05 PM »
You may think it is impossible but I am Oneness Orthodox. I believe in One God. (1 Timothy 2:5).
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1325 on: August 31, 2015, 02:00:50 PM »
It should be a pub.

The Lutheran Arms. There's a nice ring to it, but most people would expect Idris Elba.

Made me chuckle.  ;D

I heard series 4 is supposed to be coming out soon.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1326 on: Yesterday at 04:40:59 PM »
Why some people like to stir dust storms, I will never know.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
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