Al Gore invented the Internet.
Actually, the Internet is a French invention. Therefore OCnet must be French!
Here's a video of a brief history of the Internet:
Since the millitary hooked it all up, are we all militarists?
On serious note:
I'm better than American! I'm indigenous!
Do you know, is there much use by the various Nations here of the internet? I mean, in their languages?
Last August I fulfilled a life long dream and visited the Hopi Nation, but was disappointed that their language is almost gone. I talked with a woman who said that when she was young (she wasn't yet even middle aged) the children still spoke Hopi but now they weren't. They don't have radio station like the Navajo (when we got there in NM I searched and found their station. Didn't understand a word of course, except when they had English segments, but thought it was important to hear).
One thing I fear is the internet excellerating the rush to English. Which, now that I see that I "was the originator" of this thread:
One of the great blessings of OCnet is that it brings together people from around the world.
Indeed, and in that vein, I warned:
The Serbian Orthodox Church in Romania is an official cult recognized by the government of Romania. It is lead by a bishop appointed by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
I can tell you that most of the people who come to, at least Bezdin and Birda monasteries, are Romanian Orthodox who don't have any problems with the Serbs having churches in Romania.
As a side note, at Birda monastery, they have a piece of Saint George's skull and a chain of Saint Peter.
Just a side note, don't say official cult in American circles. Cult has a bad connotation with it. "Reconized religion" is what you mean.
I'm used to Romanians' turns of phrase which don't come out the way they mean, hence if ma were to tell an American (and there are plenty of them running about in Romania now, especially in the religious sphere) that the Serbian Orthodox were an official cult, they might get a suprised look, or if they American Baptists/Pentacostals (called pocaiti "repenters" in Romanian), agreement.
The only thing American about me is my passport.