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Offline ialmisry

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Re: I'm Not A Pagan
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2009, 10:22:14 PM »
And where would the Church of the Martyrs be today if they had not found favour with the Empire? Perhaps we should consider where the ancient and once thriving faith of the Zoroastrians stands today...what became of it when when their political support was destroyed...

The decline of the Zoroastrians came when it HAD political support.  Armenian converted to Orthodox Christianity, the Iraqi  heartland was Christian, Orthodox and otherwise, and the Iranian highlands were succuming to Christianity, Manichaeism and Buddhism.
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Re: I'm Not A Pagan
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2009, 10:29:04 PM »
My priest says that when someone asks you what your sign is, you should respond, "The sign of the Cross."   :)

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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
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if you spit on it, it will be put out;
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Re: I'm Not A Pagan
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2009, 12:48:21 AM »
I am a pagan.
"Pagan" comes from the Latin "pagani" meaning "rural, village"- and I live in a mountain village. The Latin word "pagani" was a way of putting down non-Christians by associating their beliefs with the rural peasants (unlike the sophisticated urbanized Christians).
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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Re: I'm Not A Pagan
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2009, 02:45:52 AM »
My priest says that when someone asks you what your sign is, you should respond, "The sign of the Cross."

Great!

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Re: I'm Not A Pagan
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2009, 02:48:04 AM »
People keep bumping threads today which demonstrates how much of a jerk I am! Argh!  :angel: