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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1575 on: January 09, 2016, 08:21:08 PM »
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1576 on: January 10, 2016, 04:51:17 AM »
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-having relations with my neighbor's wife (I'm married, too, BTW)
-"using" a porno
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks

???

And how does God treat them?

Sounds like a recipe for deep trouble.

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If today you hear the voice of the Lord, repent while you have the grace to do so.

We will be accountable to God for all the graces He has given us.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1577 on: January 10, 2016, 02:46:59 PM »
The Coptic Church would probably shout heresy for that icon.  We went from lion to a house cat.  :P
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1578 on: January 10, 2016, 05:54:50 PM »
Just out of curiosity, why would you want to have it? Why would an EO use that instead of EO prayerbooks?

I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr Seraphim Rose.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1579 on: January 11, 2016, 10:36:17 AM »
Now, if you wish to debate me on whether natural rights exist, then prepare to be humiliated in a battle of philosophy good sir.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1580 on: January 11, 2016, 12:24:18 PM »
Thought about posting this in the edifying thread:

Well...I have no idea...so, I will bow out graciously.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1581 on: January 11, 2016, 01:43:33 PM »
I think I understand Christ and God far better than you do.
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1582 on: January 12, 2016, 01:56:11 AM »
I've watched every gay movie on Netflix
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1583 on: January 12, 2016, 02:01:10 AM »
Finally!  I've made it back onto the thread.  It's been forever
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1584 on: January 12, 2016, 02:17:43 AM »
I would strongly recommend  Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr. Seraphim Rose.
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1585 on: January 12, 2016, 10:01:24 AM »
Oh snap, I just found out that from today I have access to the Private Forums. Oh heck no, I ain't leaving no more.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1586 on: January 12, 2016, 04:58:28 PM »


"Dearest Mor, why do you not reply to my letters?"
I've burst out laughing.

I know I shouldn't, it's so sad and dramatic
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1587 on: January 12, 2016, 06:49:56 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1588 on: January 13, 2016, 08:09:02 PM »
I've always wondered if people in Georgia the country like the song "Georgia on My Mind."
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1589 on: January 14, 2016, 01:42:12 AM »
What's it like to pretend like you know anything because you can cite...
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1590 on: January 14, 2016, 12:51:21 PM »
I just really wanted a reason to use the word "logismoi".
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1591 on: January 14, 2016, 01:59:05 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1592 on: January 14, 2016, 02:27:20 PM »
"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: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1593 on: January 14, 2016, 02:40:31 PM »
Another from that thread that made me laugh:

Back in the First Noetic War, one of my buddies took a logismi to his epithymia. His empyreal humors were spilling everywhere. We had to remove an entire 1/3 of his soul using just an arrow prayer and a rusty censer.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1594 on: January 14, 2016, 02:49:41 PM »
Since this is the private forum, I'll only provide the link:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,67726.msg1371337.html#msg1371337
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1595 on: January 16, 2016, 03:01:56 AM »
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But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1596 on: January 16, 2016, 07:12:54 AM »
I'm eating Fancy Feast for dinner.

What's your favorite meal?  I'm partial to the Tender Tongol Tuna entrée.  On a nice baguette....mmmmm.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1597 on: January 16, 2016, 02:54:08 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1598 on: January 20, 2016, 01:26:46 PM »
it's a complicated issue, there are sedevacantists who say you should stay home, others like me who say you can attend as the sacraments are legit, once you convert to the Catholic faith I'll go into more detail
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« Reply #1599 on: January 20, 2016, 01:29:04 PM »
it's a complicated issue, there are sedevacantists who say you should stay home, others like me who say you can attend as the sacraments are legit, once you convert to the Catholic faith I'll go into more detail

Nice!
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1600 on: January 21, 2016, 01:11:11 PM »
I would say that many posters here, claiming to be wise in the ways of Christianity, can barely manage elementary good manners.  Christ tells them to turn the other cheek, and they go on jihad against those who offend them with their audacity to be 'stupid.'  They mock and scorn, and then mock and scorn Christians for mocking and scorning.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1601 on: January 22, 2016, 08:16:12 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1602 on: January 22, 2016, 09:34:38 AM »
I've done enough research on this , there is 0% chance I am wrong, so I can't be schismatic for rejecting anti Christ's, freemasonry
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« Reply #1603 on: January 22, 2016, 10:50:11 PM »
I see nothing "antisemitic" (hostility to the Jewish race) in any of those links, only Kolbe speaking the reality of the Jewish-Masonic influence , the attempted coversions and the realities of the distorted teaching of the rabbis.
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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« Reply #1604 on: January 25, 2016, 01:39:16 PM »
Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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« Reply #1605 on: January 26, 2016, 02:53:45 PM »
Right, because as Jesus famously said: "Fear not, majority group, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
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« Reply #1606 on: January 27, 2016, 01:44:54 AM »
Leave it to good 'ol Isa.  LOL! :laugh:

Sam G just brutally owned sed.


a little immature , and of course not true, no one can own someone who has the truth
you hiding it in your underwear there?

'Cuz you're not showing it here.
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« Reply #1607 on: January 27, 2016, 06:46:45 PM »
Eh it's not like bans mean much here anyway.
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« Reply #1608 on: January 27, 2016, 08:09:58 PM »
Eh it's not like bans mean much here anyway.

I wonder what he means by that?    ???
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« Reply #1609 on: January 28, 2016, 06:37:00 PM »
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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« Reply #1610 on: January 28, 2016, 10:59:34 PM »
Eh it's not like bans mean much here anyway.

I wonder what he means by that?    ???
I have a pretty good idea. lol
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« Reply #1611 on: January 28, 2016, 11:10:24 PM »
Look 'Burghward, for nothing shines in the darkness evermore.

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« Reply #1612 on: January 28, 2016, 11:20:52 PM »
Look 'Burghward, for nothing shines in the darkness evermore.
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« Reply #1613 on: January 29, 2016, 07:58:14 PM »
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« Reply #1614 on: January 29, 2016, 09:42:47 PM »
Make Charles really mad: gay marry me.
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« Reply #1615 on: January 30, 2016, 07:09:27 PM »
Charles,

You are free to believe whatever you like.  But your interpretation of the gospel troubles me.  You are blinded by your own desires of nationalistic pride, and you lack the humility to see this.

You gave the example of the land not belonging to the British, or Egypt not belonging to Egyptians.  When you become a Christian, race, land, constitution no longer matter.  What matters is the heart.

You gave the example of Christ whipping the people out of the temple.  If earth is your temple (and in that sense, Egypt and Great Britain), then it seems for me, you can send people out in the streets and whip anyone out who is not British or their brand of "Christian".  If your heart is the temple, then you will whip out any demons that linger in there.  If your Church building is the temple, and heretics intrude, then you can whip people out from there.  But Great Britain (and Egypt) is neither your chrismated flesh of the body of Christ, nor your consecrated building where you have liturgies.

You said, "Christ came to die on a cross for the salvation of all men who accept it, not to die of crucifixion from a bunch of insane, desert nomadic madmen usurping other peoples nations and cultures."  St. Paul said, "there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all."  If you are going to carry the banner of Christ, you will want to reach out to the Muslim as a potential brother or sister of Christ.  If you are going to carry the banner of Britishism, you can do whatever you think that means to you.  But you cannot be both.  Forsake one and believe in the other.

You said, "Christ himself intervined in that situation, he actually physically blinded him. Having said that, what about your St. Constantine "ἐν τούτῳ νίκα" en toútōi níka ( In this sign you shall conguer)?"  I despise this part of the history of St. Constantine.  In this sign, I conquer demons, not destroy humans:

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.
(Luke 9)

Let us pray that Christ may intervene in every single person, whether Muslim or Hindu, extremist or liberal, criminal or self-righteous we encounter and serve and preach to just as He intervened in St. Paul.

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So my dear brother, I respectfully disagree with you on dogmatic grounds.  This is essential Christianity and needs to be highlighted, especially against such a nationalistic group that uses the name of Christ blasphemously.
Was Christ a nationalist?

"And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel. "-MT 15:24

Yes, indeed, he began there, as St. Paul taught, to the Jew first, and then to the Gentile.  Our Lord Jesus explains:

33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?”

35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”

37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
(John 18)

I hope by now you can tell I am very consistent.  Using the example of Egypt does not hurt me.  In fact, Egypt's army was always the Roman army, which did nothing but persecute Egyptians.  It was no different when Persians and Muslims took over.  We just continued to stick to our faith.  Of course, I would like things to be better, but I am also taught to love my enemies, in hopes that they no longer become enemies, but be my brothers and sisters.  These Egyptian Muslims were once Copts.  I see them as if I see my own sister, who I do not stop loving even if she is lost or worse.  And now I see also the same with any race, because Christ is all in all.  Whether you're British, American, atheist, Muslim, Protestant, I still strive to seek them in the nation of Christ where true peace lies, not the nation of the various divisions of the world, where there can NEVER be peace.
"Il ne faut imaginer Dieu ni trop bon, ni méchant. La justice est entre l'excès de la clémence et la cruauté, ainsi que les peines finies sont entre l'impunité et les peines éternelles." - Denise Diderot, Pensées philosophiques 1746

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« Reply #1616 on: February 02, 2016, 03:19:21 PM »
Its like Sedevacantist was the top student at Liberty University's school of apologetics.
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« Reply #1617 on: February 02, 2016, 09:55:37 PM »
Perhaps it is just where I live, but I can count on one hand the number of times I can ever remember seeing or hearing someone catcall a woman. Is this really a thing in other places? (other than the god-forsaken modern day Sodom and Gomorrah known as NYC)

Years ago I was in the backseat of a car driving back home from church with four female cousins, all older than I.  It was summer, and our car windows were lowered while on the road.  We were stuck in NYC traffic when a car pulled up next to us and the young men in that car began catcalling my cousins with reckless abandon.  My cousins tried to ignore it, but they would not stop.  Finally, I began catcalling them, making homosexual advances toward them as best I could, blowing kisses at them (with tongue), describing fantasies, etc.  This freaked them out and they began looking to switch lanes and get out of there.  I yelled at them "WHY ARE YOU RUNNING AWAY?  ARE YOU NOT MAN ENOUGH TO LOVE ME?!"
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« Reply #1619 on: February 03, 2016, 10:14:53 PM »
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