Isn't that two persons?Oh I see. You meant to suggest like most non-Chalcedonians that the Eastern Orthodox are Nestorians. Sorry to mess up your attempted insult to Eastern Orthodoxy.
I said no such thing and I meant no such thing. I was asking for clarification. No need to get a bee in your bonnet.
You mean that thread where you have strictly forbidden anyone to speak who accepts the teachings of the Seven Ecumenical Councils- that thread? Well, I'd like to respond to some of the errors I see in it, but you have forbidden it remember?:
Note: I want the explanation to come from a knowledgeable OO. I do not want a non-OO to give an explanation of what OO's believe from his own Church's perspective, and I especially don't want anyone to come here and make accusations, mischaracterizations, or arguments. Any such posts will be kicked into the private forum. Anyone who wants to debate the issue can join an ongoing discussion in another section:
I will let non-OO's ask questions in this thread about our beliefs, but not in a polemical manner. I just want an explanation and a light discussion. Not the usual mess that these things end up in.
Thank you everyone for your anticipated cooperation.
If you read the green warning you just quoted, I did not "strictly forbid anyone to speak who accepts the teachings of the Seven Ecumenical Councils." I in fact explicitly said that the Seven Council People could post there, as long as they didn't start saying the usual nasty, polemical, lying types of things that often get posted in these threads. We have enough examples of that in the private forum, and that is why the private forum exists. Polite discourse can take place in the OO section, but direct attacks which mischaracterize what we believe goes into private, pursuant to rules established by others than myself.
As it is, I've been pretty liberal in allowing a certain amount of rude attacks against the OO's to remain in the public OO section. A recent example from just this month is the thread where we OO's wanted to discuss an apparition which happened at a Coptic church in Egypt. I allowed some EO's to enter the thread and tell us that the apparition must have been satanic, false, evil, etc., since God would never allow a real apparition to happen to OO's, etc. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24926.45.html
I eventually told the Seven Council People to knock it off, but only after allowing more than I probably should have. One wonders how long OO's would be similarly tolerated if a number of us entered a thread in the Faith section about a miracle among the EO's, and started saying it must be satanic because God would never allow miracles to happen to EO's. Of course I can only speculate about how long we would be tolerated if we did such a thing, because so far we haven't done that here.
Usually, however, I have to kick these things into the private forum. Those are the rules and you know it. A recent example of my having to do that is another post from just this month that was made by an EO in the OO saints thread, saying our saints are not really saints:http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,25425.0.html
Perhaps I was being too strict? Again, I wonder how well a similar post made by an OO in a thread about EO saints would be tolerated. Again, I can only speculate about that since OO's haven't done that here.
Want yet another example from just this month? How about this thread:http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,25181.msg392199.html#msg392199
It was a thread about why our two Churches aren't in communion, and within 48 hours of the original post, we were already being called "monophysites" by an EO. I had to split part of it off and put it here:http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,25269.0.html
The fact is, we OO's have a very hard time discussing our issues on this forum without getting attacked and lied about. That is why the private forum was set up. It was just getting too nasty. That is why I started the "One will" thread with a green warning in the very first post. I know for a fact that if I didn't put that in there, there would already be a bunch of posts mischaracterizing our faith, attacking us as heretics, and derailing the thread. That's just the history of how things go here. I didn't want that to happen to the "One will" thread, as it is a subject I am truly curious about and I want people from my Church to be able to address it without having to fend off the usual attacks, lies and mischaracterizations that get thrown at us.
As I said in my green warning, people who disagree with us and want to debate it, can do so in this present thread. If people want to do the usual name calling and lying about the OO's, they can do it in the private forum. The private forum is a real fun place. In the private forum people can mischaracterize our beliefs all they want. They can call us nasty names. They can lie about our patriarchs and say they have them on video spouting Appollonarian heresy and then say they can't produce the video because it is in the hands of a secret society whose address is not available: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9982.msg311160.html#msg311160
In the private forum, people can allege that the OO's are secret Jewish spies who rejected Chalcedon because we hate Arab culture:http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8212.msg360607.html#msg360607
(For those who don't have access to the private forum, I'm not making this up. Really. Honest. I wish I were.)
I would like to go on and list all the other lies told about us here, but I don't want to waste the hours and days it would take. Let's just say I wish I had a dollar for every lie and insult that has been made against the OO's here at OCnet.
Getting back to your comment about the other thread, if you have a problem with how I started it off with a warning, you should bring it up with a global moderator. Since the warning was in green, I was doing it in my official capacity as OO den mother and as such you are not supposed to be calling me out in public about it. I really should not have to publicly defend it, as I have done just now, but I thought I would be gracious and give you an explanation. Any further complaints can go to those above me.