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In your opinion, which church holds the trademark on being the True Church™?

Eastern/Greek Orthodox Church
30 (75%)
Roman Catholic Church and its various subsidies
7 (17.5%)
Oriental Orthodox Church
2 (5%)
Assyrian Church of the East
1 (2.5%)
Miscellaneous Super Traditionalist Breakaway Group
0 (0%)

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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Which Church is the True Church™?
« on: November 17, 2010, 03:04:46 PM »
There's been a lot of talk on here about who exactly is the Catholic Church™, so we need a poll to settle the matter in a definitive way.

What say you? Which Church is the Truest?

I'll start things off by voting Greek Orthodox.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 03:15:11 PM »
Haha. A poll will settle this!  ;)
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 03:26:12 PM »
No options for Anglican Branch Theory and or the generic Protestant Invisible Church?
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 03:33:27 PM »
No options for Anglican Branch Theory and or the generic Protestant Invisible Church?

I forgot about those until after the poll was posted. Perhaps Schultz can go in and add those options.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 04:39:10 PM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 09:12:56 PM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.

The Oriental Orthodox aren't getting much support. Perhaps I should have put this in a more visible place that they visit more?
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 09:13:35 PM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.
I like your sense of humor.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 02:24:17 AM »
Finally, the poll to end all polls!
Christ is risen!
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Χριστός Ανέστη!
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 02:41:41 AM »
I was going to vote "Miscellaneous Super Traditionalist Breakaway Group," but I just couldn't do it. Now if you had a Miscellaneous Super Duper Traditionalist Breakaway Group, that'd be a different story. But do you realise that the traditional group you have listed advocates using icons of the Theotokos in which her arm is as much as 3 degrees off? Blasphemy!
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2010, 06:13:19 AM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.
I like your sense of humor.
Sense of humor or not, I fail to understand what the point of this poll is.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2010, 09:29:15 AM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.
I like your sense of humor.
Sense of humor or not, I fail to understand what the point of this poll is.

Obviously another thinly veiled attempt to oppress the Catholics on this board!
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 03:00:08 PM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.
I like your sense of humor.
Sense of humor or not, I fail to understand what the point of this poll is.

Obviously another thinly veiled attempt to oppress the Catholics on this board!
Your humor is just adorable.  ::)

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 04:27:40 PM »
Sense of humor or not, I fail to understand what the point of this poll is.

Some of us like to open up the windows and breathe in the cool air every once and a while.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 04:33:04 PM »
Such a poll seems quite pointless on a forum that is predominantly Eastern Orthodox. We already know which answer will be the "winner."

Well the RCC is in a strong second right now. Bring some RC friends over to the forum and you might be the winners! Remember, this poll settles the matter, so the stakes are pretty high.
I like your sense of humor.
Sense of humor or not, I fail to understand what the point of this poll is.
Good fun.
You are right. I apologize for having sacked Constantinople. I really need to stop doing that.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 06:07:41 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Well, you know, the See of Alexandria has generally been considered the longest continuous Patriarchate, and the Tewahedo Church is the first official Church of any kingdom on earth under Emperor Ezana, and of course the Greek Orthodox have their ancient monasteries, and the Syrians always the underdog have been a wealth of Christianity around the Oriental Orthodox world, but all history aside, sectarianism and cultural cheuvenism is dangerous to unification of the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.  We are all brothers and sisters, we are all body parts in this Body of Christ.  The feet do not vaunt over the hands, neither do the ears envy the eyes, nor does the arm try to subvert the shoulder, but ALL these body parts with their various histories, functions and flavors, cooperate together, jointly, unified, towards the goal of Life in and Homeostasis in the Body. 

Let us forget these kinds of discussions and competitions, and embrace the unity of our Church, and search more so for its oneness than for its distinctions.  After all,

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 06:15:48 PM »
Suppose I'm one of those modern-day heretical ecumenicists who believes that the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox are the True Church. Oh noes, however should I vote?
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 01:06:26 PM »
Well, to clarify, I happen to think that the One True Church is mainly the Greek Orthodox, but I also think that it is the Marionite Catholics and the Assyrian Church of the East which switched to the Gregorian calendar. All others are outside. Sorry Oriental Orthodox and Latin Catholics and all others, you didn't make the cut. Fortunately, my opinion will change to whatever the outcome of this poll is.
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 01:13:38 PM »
To paraphrase from Crosby, Stills and Nash....." My church is a very, very fine Church with....(fill in the blanks)..."

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 01:29:42 PM »
Well, to clarify, I happen to think that the One True Church is mainly the Greek Orthodox, but I also think that it is the Marionite Catholics and the Assyrian Church of the East which switched to the Gregorian calendar. All others are outside. Sorry Oriental Orthodox and Latin Catholics and all others, you didn't make the cut. Fortunately, my opinion will change to whatever the outcome of this poll is.
Why would you pick the ACE over the OO?
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 01:31:24 PM »
Why would you pick the ACE over the OO?

Just the ones on the Gregorian. The ones that kept their old calendar are heretics.

Where are all of my Miscellaneous Super-Traditionalists at?
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 01:34:51 PM »
Any movement, originating in the 1970's, having to do with self awareness.

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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2010, 01:40:35 PM »
Any movement, originating in the 1970's, having to do with self awareness.

How about a book on gnosticism that has the subtitle: "New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing"?  ;D
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 06:42:16 PM »
Any movement, originating in the 1970's, having to do with self awareness.

How about a book on gnosticism that has the subtitle: "New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing"?  ;D

Add the words "chakra," "Sufi," and "shamanism" in there and you have a winner.
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Re: Which Church is the True Church™?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010, 07:05:33 PM »
How about a book on gnosticism that has the subtitle: "New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing"?  ;D

That's World Gnosticism™ not True Gnosticism®.