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« on: March 03, 2009, 03:40:30 AM »

My monitor now shows the Forum in shades of mauve and purple which is a bit unnerving.... the twilight zone.

How do I change it back to its former blues and greys?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 03:45:05 AM »

It is purple for Lent.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 04:52:32 AM »

Is it possible to change it on our profile? The purple really hurts my eyes. If the purple were darker it wouldn't be so bad, but as it is it is sort of blinding.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 05:25:24 AM »

The purple is just fine.  Perhaps you need to adjust your monitor settings?
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 05:26:18 AM »

This will help you take your mind of your troubles:
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 05:28:14 AM »

This will help you take your mind of your troubles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoGYx35ypus

A friend of mine (go yellow and blue) showed me that yesterday!  What truth in that clip!
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 02:45:53 PM »

I have a mac, monitor settings are a bit different.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 02:51:58 PM »

I have a mac, monitor settings are a bit different.

Ditto, it's a bit bright on macs
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 02:53:40 PM »

Eh - well the color settings are not locally-controlled, they're global (i.e. Fr. Anastasios sets them, and everyone sees the same thing).  So you'll have to ask him to pick a different shade.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 03:00:33 PM »

This will help you take your mind of your troubles:
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A friend of mine (go yellow and blue) showed me that yesterday!  What truth in that clip!
I saw it a few days ago as well.
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2009, 03:13:04 PM »

This will help you take your mind of your troubles:
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ROFLMBO!!!!  Cheesy Cheesy  There was more truth in that 4 minutes, 12 seconds than I've heard in a long, long time!  Thanks for sharing that George!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2009, 03:26:52 PM »

I'm having a hard time understanding the nature of the problem since people are now talking about monitor brightness which should not have anything to do with it.

What I did to create the look was take the same color scheme we had before and add more red to all the images, to make them purple. They are in the same proportions of dark to light contrast as the forum was when it was blue.

Can someone send me a screen shot of the forum to anastasios0513@yahoo.com on a MAC and specify which browser you are using to take the screen shot?

Thanks!
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2009, 03:36:07 PM »

I'm having a hard time understanding the nature of the problem since people are now talking about monitor brightness which should not have anything to do with it.

What I did to create the look was take the same color scheme we had before and add more red to all the images, to make them purple. They are in the same proportions of dark to light contrast as the forum was when it was blue.

Can someone send me a screen shot of the forum to anastasios0513@yahoo.com on a MAC and specify which browser you are using to take the screen shot?

Thanks! 

I think the complaint is essentially that the new color annoys the senses more than the blues did.
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2009, 03:38:08 PM »

I don't think that pink/lila is a color for lent. Nevertheless I like it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2009, 03:43:17 PM »

I'm having a hard time understanding the nature of the problem since people are now talking about monitor brightness which should not have anything to do with it.

What I did to create the look was take the same color scheme we had before and add more red to all the images, to make them purple. They are in the same proportions of dark to light contrast as the forum was when it was blue.

Can someone send me a screen shot of the forum to anastasios0513@yahoo.com on a MAC and specify which browser you are using to take the screen shot?

Thanks! 

I think the complaint is essentially that the new color annoys the senses more than the blues did.

Is it the purple to white contrast? Because I could make the white more gray.
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2009, 03:44:01 PM »

I don't think that pink/lila is a color for lent. Nevertheless I like it.

It's not pink, it's supposed to be purple and lavender.  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2009, 04:05:04 PM »

It looks better when one takes down their brightness and contrast.  I have to admit, mine are usually set fairly high (90's to 100 on 100 scale).  Easier on the eyes, too.
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2009, 04:23:25 PM »

I Like the new look

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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2009, 04:42:58 PM »

Here is a screenshot in Firefox on a Mac (Not an acronym, so all caps not needed! laugh)
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 04:50:28 PM »

Contrast settings are not easy to adjust on a mac, just brightness. But adjusting the brightness doesn't help much. And I don't remember what button to push for screen shot anymore! LOL There is a handy dandy key to do it but I have completely forgotten how to do it! laugh
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 04:58:00 PM »

The problem is not with anyone's monitor settings and no one should have to adjust a monitor setting for a website. That is not good web usability.

It seems the problem not the purple, but the fact that the purple and white squares that alternate in a thread with posts hurt some people's eyes?

If that is the case, I can change the white to something more gray.

Sorry for so many questions but I am just trying to understand what is the exact problem.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 04:59:32 PM »

Here is how you fix your contrast settings easily on a Mac:

:System Preferences:Displays:Color:Calibrate:2.2 Television Gamma:Native
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It seems the problem not the purple, but the fact that the purple and white squares that alternate in a thread with posts hurt some people's eyes?

If that is the case, I can change the white to something more gray.
This might do the job, Father.
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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 11:43:48 AM »

I think if you make it more of a bluer purple or just darker it would help...

Kind of in this range is easier on the eyes
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 12:37:29 PM »

I think if you make it more of a bluer purple or just darker it would help...

Kind of in this range is easier on the eyes
I disagree completely. That colour is much, much brighter than the ones the forum has now.

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change? No, let us use the purple forum as a reminder that we are in a season of repentance and forgiveness (as they really are the same thing). If we are uncomfortable with the purple, good. Comfort is not least of our concerns during Lent; it is not a concern at all.
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 01:47:33 PM »

The Forum color reminds me of that children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon. Cool! Grin
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2009, 02:31:43 PM »


I think it is perfect, just the way it is.  It's a soft lavender.  Very quiet...as it should be for Lent.

I like!

Thank you, Fr. Anastasios, for helping "set the mood" for Lent.

It's much appreciated.

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2009, 03:33:28 PM »

I noticed the "posted.gif" icon is missing too.
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2009, 04:44:28 PM »

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change?
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2009, 04:46:13 PM »

After adjusting my monitor it is better now. Before it was absolutely bleaching my retina's. You shouldn't see the outline of the board on the back of your eyes even after looking away. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2009, 01:41:08 AM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin??? I went in to the profile and reset to the default (blue) skin, but it didn't take.
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2009, 01:42:57 AM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin??? I went in to the profile and reset to the default (blue) skin, but it didn't take.
Please help, I not only do not like it, I feel like a SISSY.  Shocked Embarrassed

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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2009, 01:43:54 AM »

It is for Lent and you can't change it.
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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2009, 01:48:30 AM »

I'm afraid you've been sissified for the duration of lent.
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2009, 01:51:35 AM »

It is for Lent and you can't change it.

Oh. Ok. Why?

Why purple? And how come it can't be a deep rich purple or something??  Tongue
Besides, what does it have to do with lent?  Huh Seriously, how does purple apply to lent?

BTW, sorry for making a fuss about something pertaining to the practice of your faith.
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Purple symbolizes repentance.  And why are some people absolutely terrified of anything that isn't over the top masculine? 
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« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2009, 01:56:34 AM »

Check this youtube video out. 
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« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2009, 01:58:17 AM »

It is for Lent and you can't change it.

Oh. Ok. Why?

Why purple? And how come it can't be a deep rich purple or something??  Tongue
Besides, what does it have to do with lent?  Huh Seriously, how does purple apply to lent?

BTW, sorry for making a fuss about something pertaining to the practice of your faith.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Eastern Orthodox priests seem to wear this color during this time of the year.

I forgot what it symbolizes.
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Purple symbolizes repentance.  And why are some people absolutely terrified of anything that isn't over the top masculine? 


This people isn't afraid of a little feminine beauty-provided it isn't pink or involve feather boas and rhinestones.
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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 02:02:07 AM »

Why purple, Cleopas? This is the liturgical color of most Orthodox traditions for the period of Great Lent. A priest's vestments, the drapes and curtains in the church, the cloths over the icon stands, even the cloth over the collection plate, are all purple, or sometimes purple and black.

Different times of the year call for different liturgical colors, where possible. All these colours are symbolic, and evoke the tenor of the time of year or the feast being celebrated. Green for Pentecost and Palm Sunday, black for Holy Week, red for lenten periods outside of Great Lent, white for the periods following Christmas and Easter, blue for feasts of the Mother of God, gold for all other times of the year not covered by the above. These are from the Slavic tradition, the Greeks and Antiochians do things slightly differently. But the idea is the same.

Great Lent and Holy Week are the most sombre, serious times of the Church year, and the purple reflects this mood, in the same way that what is read, said and sung in the lenten services is distinctly penitential.
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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 02:08:15 AM »

I even changed my avatar to match these new violet theme!
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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2009, 02:10:26 AM »

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change?
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I think we should have had a few councils about having a council to discuss changing the color settings.
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« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2009, 02:19:54 AM »

I'm looking forward to the forum look at Pentecost season!
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« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2009, 02:26:48 AM »

I've  merged the two threads about this topic into one.

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change?
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I think we should have had a few councils about having a council to discuss changing the color settings.

How many Calvinists does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. God has predestined when the lights will be on.

How many Evangelicals does it take to change a lightbulb?
Evangelicals don't change lightbulbs ... they read the instructions and hope the lightbulbs will change themselves.

How many Agnostics does it take to change a lightbulb?
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How many Conservative Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three. One to change it and two to storm out in protest that the person changing it is a woman.

How many Unitarians does it take to change a lightbulb?
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb, and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

How many Baptists does it take to change a lightbulb?
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How many Methodists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved-- you can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Churchwide lighting service is planned for Sunday, August 18. Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish.

How many Hare Krishnas does it take to change a lightbulb?
10, one to change the lightbulb and 9 to dance, sing and play the tambourine while it is being changed

How many Quakers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Ten to sit around in a circle and wait for the inner light

How many Amish does it take to change a lightbulb?
What's a light bulb?

How many Jehovah's Witnesses does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. The lights are on but no one's home.

How many Mormons does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?
Change?
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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2009, 03:28:51 AM »

It is for Lent and you can't change it.

Oh. Ok. Why?

Why purple? And how come it can't be a deep rich purple or something??  Tongue
Besides, what does it have to do with lent?  Huh Seriously, how does purple apply to lent?

BTW, sorry for making a fuss about something pertaining to the practice of your faith.

Cleopas, Purple was also the color of the Roman Imperial robes and the same color Christ wore when He was mocked and scourged prior to His Crucifixion (Mark 15:16-20).

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16 Then the soldiers led Him away into the hall called Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. 17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, 18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. 20 And when they had mocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
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« Reply #45 on: March 05, 2009, 03:31:26 AM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin???

Weren't Christ's Crucifixion and/or his 40 Days of Temptation HORRID experiences?  Gee, this is the Technical Help Forum so I'll leave it at that....  angel
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« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2009, 04:46:09 AM »

I've  merged the two threads about this topic into one.

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change?
Change?...We're Orthodox!  What does "change" mean? Cheesy

I think we should have had a few councils about having a council to discuss changing the color settings.

How many Calvinists does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. God has predestined when the lights will be on.

How many Evangelicals does it take to change a lightbulb?
Evangelicals don't change lightbulbs ... they read the instructions and hope the lightbulbs will change themselves.

How many Agnostics does it take to change a lightbulb?
10, as they need to debate whether or not the lightbulb exists. Even if they can agree upon the existence of the lightbulb they may not go ahead and change it for fear of alienating those who use
fluorescent tubes.

How many Conservative Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three. One to change it and two to storm out in protest that the person changing it is a woman.

How many Unitarians does it take to change a lightbulb?
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb, and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

How many Baptists does it take to change a lightbulb?
At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad.

How many Methodists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved-- you can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Churchwide lighting service is planned for Sunday, August 18. Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish.

How many Hare Krishnas does it take to change a lightbulb?
10, one to change the lightbulb and 9 to dance, sing and play the tambourine while it is being changed

How many Quakers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Ten to sit around in a circle and wait for the inner light

How many Amish does it take to change a lightbulb?
What's a light bulb?

How many Jehovah's Witnesses does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. The lights are on but no one's home.

How many Mormons does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?
Change?

How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb?
Two- one to mix a pitcher of martinis and one to ring for the maid.

How many people does it take to change a light bulb on St. Patrick's Day?
Two- one to hold it up to the socket and one to drink until the room starts spinning.

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?
Who knows, they all promise change but never seem to deliver.

How many Jews does it take to change a light bulb?
One, so long as it's before sunset on Friday.

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« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2009, 11:13:36 AM »

How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?
Change?

I think that should be, "Change?  IS OUTRAGE!"
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« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2009, 02:11:17 PM »

I like the lenten colors...after all we do lenten tones for weekday services...lol
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« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2009, 05:37:20 PM »

I like the change too. Cheesy
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« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2009, 06:44:34 PM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin???

Weren't Christ's Crucifixion and/or his 40 Days of Temptation HORRID experiences?  Gee, this is the Technical Help Forum so I'll leave it at that....  angel

Are you seriously comparing the two?  I fail to see how eyestrain compares to the Crucifixion, or is even relevant.
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« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2009, 07:44:50 PM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin???

Weren't Christ's Crucifixion and/or his 40 Days of Temptation HORRID experiences?  Gee, this is the Technical Help Forum so I'll leave it at that....  angel
Are you seriously comparing the two?  I fail to see how eyestrain compares to the Crucifixion, or is even relevant.

1.  There is no comparison between the Crucifixion and/or Christ's 40 Days of Temptation where the latter forms the basis for Orthodox Great Lent.

2.  Cleopas does not understand the 40 Days of Lent.  He complains about the Purple text and receives an Orthodox Christian explanation like the one I had provided in a prior post on this thread.  Because this is the Technical Forum, I did not explain further.   Smiley
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« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2009, 10:28:27 PM »

Did this topic's title change, by the way?

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I've  merged the two threads about this topic into one.

There were two threads about this topic. One was called "Forum Skin" and the other was called "Shades f Mauve". I merged them into one, and kept the one title "Forum Skin".
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« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2009, 11:08:28 PM »

I've  merged the two threads about this topic into one.

Could it be that we are simply unwilling to change?
Change?...We're Orthodox!  What does "change" mean? Cheesy

I think we should have had a few councils about having a council to discuss changing the color settings.

How many Calvinists does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. God has predestined when the lights will be on.

How many Evangelicals does it take to change a lightbulb?
Evangelicals don't change lightbulbs ... they read the instructions and hope the lightbulbs will change themselves.

How many Agnostics does it take to change a lightbulb?
10, as they need to debate whether or not the lightbulb exists. Even if they can agree upon the existence of the lightbulb they may not go ahead and change it for fear of alienating those who use
fluorescent tubes.

How many Conservative Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three. One to change it and two to storm out in protest that the person changing it is a woman.

How many Unitarians does it take to change a lightbulb?
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb, and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

How many Baptists does it take to change a lightbulb?
At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad.

How many Methodists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved-- you can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Churchwide lighting service is planned for Sunday, August 18. Bring bulb of your choice and a covered dish.

How many Hare Krishnas does it take to change a lightbulb?
10, one to change the lightbulb and 9 to dance, sing and play the tambourine while it is being changed

How many Quakers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Ten to sit around in a circle and wait for the inner light

How many Amish does it take to change a lightbulb?
What's a light bulb?

How many Jehovah's Witnesses does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. The lights are on but no one's home.

How many Mormons does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

How many Orthodox does it take to change a lightbulb?
Change?

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Did this topic's title change, by the way?
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« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2009, 03:47:28 AM »

What is up with this HORRID purplish skin???

Weren't Christ's Crucifixion and/or his 40 Days of Temptation HORRID experiences?  Gee, this is the Technical Help Forum so I'll leave it at that....  angel
Are you seriously comparing the two?  I fail to see how eyestrain compares to the Crucifixion, or is even relevant.

1.  There is no comparison between the Crucifixion and/or Christ's 40 Days of Temptation where the latter forms the basis for Orthodox Great Lent.

2.  Cleopas does not understand the 40 Days of Lent.  He complains about the Purple text and receives an Orthodox Christian explanation like the one I had provided in a prior post on this thread.  Because this is the Technical Forum, I did not explain further.   Smiley


The lenten colour scheme takes me back to my youth when my mother always wore these shades of mauve to the races.   The colours remind me of pretty women, the Queen Mother, and fine race horses.

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The lenten colour scheme takes me back to my youth when my mother always wore these shades of mauve to the races.   The colours remind me of pretty women, the Queen Mother, and fine race horses.[/color]

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« Reply #58 on: March 09, 2009, 01:01:07 AM »

Did this topic's title change, by the way?

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I also miss the ticks which marked threads in where did one post.
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I also miss the ticks which marked threads in where did one post.

That one caused a bug in the Safari browser and is not supported in future upgrades, so we may have to go without it. Sad
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