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Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« on: June 02, 2009, 10:03:28 AM »
Dear Friends,

Just a reminder of this board's purpose:

This board's purpose is to further the Orthodox Faith through learning and fellowship.

A certain amount of debate and gentle argument is ok.

If you are mad at the person you are typing a response to, I highly suggest you stop what you are doing, pray for that person and yourself, and return to your post a few minutes later if you need to.

This may be the internet, but you will give an account to God for every post you write. Remember that.

Thanks, and now back to our regularly scheduled program....

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 10:20:11 AM »
You are absolutely right. Father bless!

Offline Robert W

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 11:02:06 AM »
Thank you for the reminder.

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 11:04:56 AM »
Eis Polla Eti Webdespota  ;D
Or for you English speakers:

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 11:06:17 AM »
It's a great reminder (particularly to me). I heard someone mention something similar to this yesterday on a television program. He was talking about how easy it is to become caught up in forwarding things in our e-mail. His idea was to use the Draft folder more often. That way you can come back to what you've decided to e-mail after a period of time (perhaps a cooling down time) and perhaps revise or edit what you were going to send. The problem on a forum is that things are so immediate. One gets caught up in the discussion and there is perhaps a fear that your not responding quickly enough is an indication that you've either given up the debate or agree with the view expressed by the other poster. Pride... I suppose.  :(
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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 03:53:44 PM »
It looks like I've also forgotten 'bout this, thanks!

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2009, 06:06:12 PM »
If you are mad at the person you are typing a response to, I highly suggest you stop what you are doing, pray for that person and yourself, and return to your post a few minutes later if you need to.


…and sometimes even a few days, weeks…… :)
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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2009, 08:56:29 PM »
Thanks, Father, for the timely reminder.
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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 05:54:16 PM »
This may be the internet, but you will give an account to God for every post you write. Remember that.
I've always believed this, even though I may not always remember it.
There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials. - Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

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Re: Reminder of this Board's Purpose
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 02:15:02 AM »
Thank you, Fr. Anastasios.


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Ditto.