PS: Presbytera, I know you're not a moderator; However, my discussion with David Young and my interpretation of Handmaiden's story are on point. I apologize if you failed to understand my logic. I wish you would ask more specific questions to obtain more specific answers for it is not my intent to provoke. I'll take time away from this board before I'm accused of provoking anyone.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was tag-teaming anyone. My relationship with Handmaiden as a fellow parishioner has nothing to do with anything. I was simply trying to clarify what she said, and ask for clarification from you.
Apology accepted although as a Presbytera, any relationship with you is bound to carry more weight (or increased availability via IM, Chat, etc.)....
I appreciate the sentiment, but I assure you, my opinion carries no more weight than anybody else's, if I'm understanding what you are saying correctly.
If I had any clue as to what you were trying to say, I would ask more specific questions. I thought, "could you please clarify" was a fair question. If not, well then, my bad.
I respect your intelligence; I would like to hear your opinion regarding my discussion with David Young. If you notice, He and I respond to direct questions. BTW, good point regarding how David Young can recite the Nicene Creed while not believing in any of the Orthodox Saints who played an instrumental role in formulating the Creed.
Thanks! Seemed like the logical conclusion. I enjoyed your last post to him, it definitely clarified what you were getting at.
PS: any reason you responded in blue, as though you are a moderator?
In the 9 months I've been here, I've always used blue to identify users and to identify text which was either changed or added since the initial post. I observed how others used color to identify users and modified posts and I followed that example. I feel that the example has worked and I have never used color to claim any role as a moderator. If the moderators felt that I was subverting them, I would have heard something from them and stopped the offending behavior.
I had never noticed that. It just seemed like you were trying to make a point about moderators (and me not being one) by using colors. Sorry that I misunderstood.
Presbytera, I do have an issue since you admit to being relatively young and many moons have passed since I encountered a woman who can hold her own in theological discussion. Maybe that can be discussed in a different thread or perhaps here?
I welcome any such questions! Feel free to ask here or over the PM system. I don't mind. In fact, I'm doing a retreat with the high school girls about the very subject of what are and are not acceptable roles for women within the church construct (it IS acceptable for women to chant, it is NOT acceptable for women to be ordained to the priesthood and why, etc...). I'm really excited about it. I think that it's really important for someone to clarify these issues for young women. They are uneducated and thus assume that it is unacceptable for them to do anything, which, of course, is not true. This lack of education about these matters is, in fact, probably the reason that you have rarely encountered a woman who can speak intelligently of theology. I myself know many, probably because I have made a point of having relationships with women like my presbytera from my home parish, who has a Masters of Theological Studies and can speak very
intelligently. She set an amazing example for me of how women can be educated, work in the church, teach the youth, educate others, participate in conversations, etc., without
going overboard and becoming some far left, bra burning women's lib. nut who advocates woman's ordination.