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Offline Porter ODoran

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27765 on: Yesterday at 12:10:39 AM »
Can someone explain what a "monarchist anarchist" is?

It's detritus of someone's desperate casting about for understanding. Pitiable if the subject weren't so hellbent on sounding cocksure.

Confucius, that detached aristocrat, tried to reason inoffensively around the tensions of his day, the natural autarchy confronted by the growing royal cult. In the end, Chinese urban society would be made of many autarchic units, units of space and function, a grand lesson to us today if we could hear it. But Mr. Hart lacks the intellectual fortitude to absorb, much less produce, such ideas. "Monarchist anarchy" is one of the sounds of that indigestion.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27766 on: Yesterday at 12:49:05 AM »
I love your takedowns of DBH. I'd pay money to see you and him go at it in a debate. :laugh:

I have this feeling if you ever read DBH's NT translation and post a lengthy review on this board tearing it to shreds, that would probably be your greatest post ever. Whenever I read his NT translation I sometimes smile at his idiosyncrasies and say to myself "I wonder how Porter would react."
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27767 on: Yesterday at 08:48:32 AM »
Can someone explain what a "monarchist anarchist" is?

It's detritus of someone's desperate casting about for understanding. Pitiable if the subject weren't so hellbent on sounding cocksure.

Confucius, that detached aristocrat, tried to reason inoffensively around the tensions of his day, the natural autarchy confronted by the growing royal cult. In the end, Chinese urban society would be made of many autarchic units, units of space and function, a grand lesson to us today if we could hear it. But Mr. Hart lacks the intellectual fortitude to absorb, much less produce, such ideas. "Monarchist anarchy" is one of the sounds of that indigestion.
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Offline Porter ODoran

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27768 on: Yesterday at 12:04:32 PM »
I love your takedowns of DBH. I'd pay money to see you and him go at it in a debate. :laugh:

I have this feeling if you ever read DBH's NT translation and post a lengthy review on this board tearing it to shreds, that would probably be your greatest post ever. Whenever I read his NT translation I sometimes smile at his idiosyncrasies and say to myself "I wonder how Porter would react."

I don't want to read it but suppose I should. In my old age I prefer to read things I love.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27769 on: Today at 11:44:41 AM »
Those who do not co-suffer with those who live in great pain are suffering from the most fatal of spiritual illnesses ... Mercilessness.

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"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

— Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, Fragment XI

Modernist thinking and being consists of nothing but uncritical acceptance.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27770 on: Today at 01:38:58 PM »
Those who do not co-suffer with those who live in great pain are suffering from the most fatal of spiritual illnesses ... Mercilessness.

          - Saint Paisios the New, of Mt Athos

Very good.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are near them you feel ecstatic and very happy

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27771 on: Today at 01:47:43 PM »
I don't want to read it but suppose I should. In my old age I prefer to read things I love.
I'm not as old as you are but I agree with that. Life's too short to be reading things you don't like or not interested in. Unless someone is giving you money to do it.

With DBH I'd imagine you'd want a hefty sum. :laugh:
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"The business of the Christian is nothing else than to be ever preparing for death (μελεπᾷν ἀποθνήσκειν)."

— Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, Fragment XI

Modernist thinking and being consists of nothing but uncritical acceptance.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27772 on: Today at 02:11:21 PM »
I didn't know DBH went for anarcho-monarchism. I thought it had mainly to do with Tolkien aficionados who daydream about living in hobbit houses or something.
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