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Offline Fr. George

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May 2010 Post of the Month!
« on: June 07, 2010, 09:36:17 PM »
(Dateline: OC.net Palace)  During a routine maintenance visit by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Plumbers) to the OC.net Palace As-Yet-Unnamed-Room, it was discovered that, due to a freakish bolt-tightening accident, Fr. Chris was trapped within the Palace/Brewpub tanning bed, and was unable to deliver the May Post-of-the-Month announcement.  The RCMP sent a scout quickly to retrieve the Global Moderators from their annual Skee-ball tournament; as soon as they returned, they rushed into the As-Yet-Unnamed-Room to retrieve the ballots from Fr. Chris' bright-orange hand.  They then proceeded out to the balcony, where they exclaimed:

"All due praise and acclaim to our Post-of-the-Month award recipient for May, 2010, Cosmos, for this gem:

Greetings to all of my brothers and sisters in Christ ~

Quite frankly, I really don't see any worthwhile point in continuing the discussion on this thread. A clear stalemate was reached long ago. Both sides have repeatedly stated their respective views without any acceptable resolution. This matter is not likely to be satisfactorily resolved as long as the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches retain their different theological positions regarding the Immaculate Conception.

In acknowledging this blatant fact, it seems as if this debate continues solely for the sake of non-productive argument, often conducted with a stunning absence of true Christian charity. As such, I find this never ending exchange a very wearisome waste of time and energy that would be better spent in devoutly practicing our own Faith to the best of our ability, rather than in fruitless attempts to convince others that our differing opinions are more valid than theirs. In the end, we won't be held responsible and accountable before God for what others choose to believe, but only for what each of us personally chooses to believe.

That having been said, I now return to my simple life of prayer, wishing all parties in this debate the great gift of abundant spiritual blessings from the Father of Lights!

"Nothing is so characteristically Christian as being a peacemaker. I cannot persuade myself that without offering love to others and peace towards all, I can be called a worthy servant of Jesus Christ." St. Basil the Great

"Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgment. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult and outrage and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil." St. Seraphim of Sarov

As ever, a humble monk ~

Cosmos
"

And as the crowd erupted in their usual AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!, the GMs rushed hurriedly to the corner 24-hour-yet-ironically-named-7-11 to acquire sunscreen.  Since they were out, they decided to procure barbecue sauce instead.
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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 10:40:49 PM »
 ;D AXIOS!  Worthy!  ;D

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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010, 11:02:18 PM »
well done!!  Axios!! 
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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 11:13:05 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11

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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 04:45:56 AM »
Worthy!

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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 10:04:21 AM »
Axios!
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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010, 07:24:07 PM »
Axios!
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Re: May 2010 Post of the Month!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010, 10:19:55 PM »

Excellent post!

Definitely worthy of praise!
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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