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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #450 on: August 17, 2013, 01:22:27 PM »
I'm into popery, and not just potpourri.
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« Reply #451 on: August 17, 2013, 04:00:03 PM »
I thought Mr. Yuk was supposed to exemplify something from St. Evagrius' Praktikos.

Bummer.

Maybe he does?
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« Reply #452 on: August 18, 2013, 10:19:47 AM »
Please, people!  I have to commune tomorrow! 
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« Reply #453 on: August 26, 2013, 01:47:03 PM »
So far we have learned that Catholic and Orthodox Christians disagree about the nature of the Papacy. Cool thread.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #454 on: August 27, 2013, 02:05:08 PM »
Leftover chicken casserole and hand-cut oven chips.

On a wednesday?

It was that or nothing. These are some very lean cow times in the spider's household.

Too bad you didn't opt for nothing.  That would be an appropriate Orthodox fast. 

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #455 on: August 27, 2013, 10:44:50 PM »
All the bishops were annihilated in the late 1600's.

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« Reply #456 on: September 03, 2013, 06:05:44 PM »
How do you expect to be taken seriously?...

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #457 on: September 10, 2013, 03:32:00 AM »
Thank you. But I'm looking for Orthodox terms, not English translations.

(cause Michał Kalina must be too lazy to post it himself or something)
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #458 on: September 10, 2013, 05:05:08 PM »
It's easy to be brave on the internet.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #459 on: September 11, 2013, 01:24:52 PM »
English words often don't express what the Greek does, and often are adaptations from Latin, which themselves are based on a translation from Greek to Latin, which is sometimes influenced by Western theology.
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« Reply #460 on: September 19, 2013, 01:06:51 PM »
Well if Christians back then had the same martyr omplex they tend to display today then no wonder . In a hundred years we'll commemorate the holy 2 million confessors of the Midwest that Walmart employes greeted with happy holidays to which they retorted merry Christmas
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #461 on: September 19, 2013, 01:39:10 PM »
I'm teaching my new flat mate some cool Finnish habits. We both are sitting in front of our laptops and neither of us are speaking to each other.
 
It means both of you acquired peace and thousands around you are being saved. Or preach and sometimes use words too.
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« Reply #462 on: September 20, 2013, 11:41:55 PM »

The great thing about this forum is that no matter what you say in your message you will always get a polite, informative reply.  A reply that is really helpful.
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« Reply #463 on: September 21, 2013, 04:27:33 AM »
if we honor icons made with wood and paint then we should all the more honor and preserve human icons fashioned with the very breath of God.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #464 on: September 21, 2013, 06:06:52 PM »

The great thing about this forum is that no matter what you say in your message you will always get a polite, informative reply.  A reply that is really helpful.


I remember those days!
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #465 on: September 23, 2013, 01:37:13 PM »
In a thread called: "The Secret American Subculture of Putin-Worshipper"

Are you surprised? They even have their discussion board here.
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« Reply #466 on: September 24, 2013, 10:27:36 AM »
Hearing demons speak is not on today's to-do list.
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« Reply #467 on: September 25, 2013, 02:19:54 PM »
Jesus can bench press the sins of the world.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #468 on: September 26, 2013, 01:13:25 PM »
I would advise against drinking a gallon of coffee a day. You will be peeing like a racehorse and wired as all get out.  ;)
This is a bad thing?
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #469 on: September 30, 2013, 02:35:32 PM »
Some quotable quotes of notable mention imo:

That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   

One wonders what St. Evagrius, or any of the Desert Fathers, would have said about religious discussion forums.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #470 on: September 30, 2013, 08:42:10 PM »
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #471 on: October 01, 2013, 10:50:32 AM »
Moms who have just had their first baby and are suddenly loudly opinionated about parenting, nutrition, breastfeeding, education, etc.

What is it with converts to parenthood?  They almost sound like our converts.  :P

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« Reply #472 on: October 01, 2013, 03:27:54 PM »
The sagacious advisers of the new Pontiff.

The first thing I decided was to appoint a group of eight cardinals to be my advisers.

The first cardinal adviser he names is Cardinal Martini.  Who are the other seven who advise the Pope?  Cardinals Pina Colada, Margareta, Daiquiri, Mojito, Ginantonic, Screwdriver, and Maitai? 
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« Reply #473 on: October 01, 2013, 11:16:45 PM »

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #474 on: October 02, 2013, 07:41:50 AM »
One day we will talk about why people fetishize children, but for now I'll keep on the side of humanity that doesn't think the height of life is drinking a juice box and eating a tater tot while defecating in their pants.

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« Reply #475 on: October 03, 2013, 02:13:50 PM »
The sagacious advisers of the new Pontiff.

The first thing I decided was to appoint a group of eight cardinals to be my advisers.

The first cardinal adviser he names is Cardinal Martini.  Who are the other seven who advise the Pope?  Cardinals Pina Colada, Margareta, Daiquiri, Mojito, Ginantonic, Screwdriver, and Maitai? 

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« Reply #476 on: October 03, 2013, 02:32:13 PM »
One day we will talk about why people fetishize children, but for now I'll keep on the side of humanity that doesn't think the height of life is drinking a juice box and eating a tater tot while defecating fecalating in their pants.

There! This should make it sound even more orthonormish!  :laugh:

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« Reply #477 on: October 04, 2013, 08:13:24 AM »
And maybe remind him he is a subdeacon, not Patriarch yet.  Ah,  the subdiaconate...
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« Reply #478 on: October 05, 2013, 01:06:08 PM »
How would you respond if a restaurant started offering a sandwich with Phosphora for a bun?

I would say, "Finally, some recognition."
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« Reply #479 on: October 05, 2013, 06:31:34 PM »
I thought toll houses were cookies

??

How would you respond if a restaurant started offering a sandwich with Phosphora for a bun?

I would say, "Finally, some recognition."

Missed that.
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« Reply #480 on: October 05, 2013, 07:57:48 PM »
I don't understand some Eastern Orthodox people.
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« Reply #481 on: October 07, 2013, 07:04:00 AM »
Unless satan is sending people to priests to exhaust them why do they not care about spending time with everyone?

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« Reply #482 on: October 07, 2013, 02:28:35 PM »
All from the same thread:

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I am here unless someone wants to ban me
I never sought any trouble
Infact I ban myself
I don't want to be on this forum anymore

I forgot that I banned myself

ps is your signature a warning for me? I hope you are just like me and acknowledging you are a sinner and not a willful demon
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« Reply #483 on: October 07, 2013, 02:45:26 PM »
he seems a bit confused at times, please make allowances for that.
i don't think he realises he contradicts himself.

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« Reply #484 on: October 09, 2013, 12:00:23 AM »
Less important than how a Christian begins is how he ends, and usually not very well as they tend to end just like everyone else in the world around them. People can mock the Odox and other "liturgical" Christians for all their pomp, but to be fair, without it, how would anyone know these people were Christians?

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« Reply #485 on: October 10, 2013, 11:59:10 PM »
he seems a bit confused at times, please make allowances for that.
i don't think he realises he contradicts himself.

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« Reply #486 on: October 12, 2013, 11:18:16 PM »
I would love for people to continually ridicule me, it keeps me humble.

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« Reply #487 on: October 14, 2013, 12:36:48 PM »
does that make me nearly as geeky as cyrillic?
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« Reply #488 on: October 16, 2013, 01:29:27 PM »
I would just wear a collared shirt, dark shoes, preferably dress shoes, and slacks, if you have them.

How is this Russian tradition? What are you talking about?

If you ask me we should copy "What are you talking about?" and insert it several times a day on almost all threads lately.
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« Reply #489 on: October 18, 2013, 03:27:34 AM »
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« Reply #490 on: October 18, 2013, 03:33:34 AM »
The morning troll Romaios has started his roll already.

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« Reply #491 on: October 18, 2013, 04:03:00 AM »
Nope. It starts with having you under surveillance. You started your trolling siesta early today. I think the REAL mods(not your friends) should look through your posts and judge how many of them are off-topic mean bickering remarks.

Trolling siestas and real mods. Doesn't get much better.
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« Reply #492 on: October 18, 2013, 04:05:28 AM »
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« Reply #493 on: October 18, 2013, 04:06:33 AM »
I did not drink with Romaios. He is not my friend.
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« Reply #494 on: October 18, 2013, 04:10:02 AM »
I did not drink with Romaios. He is not my friend.

Than why is he allowed to trash the 'Faith Issues' section so much? Is it poor judgement or favouritism?
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