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Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:11:49 AM »
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A young man, recently converted to Russian Orthodoxy, wandered into an ordinary Orthodox church in a Moscow side street. He was approached by an old woman, a donations box attendant, who began to instruct the young man: “You’d better take off that slip-knot. Our Lord did not wear neckties. The Devil lives in these knots.”

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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 09:21:47 AM »
Interesting article. Explains a lot.
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 10:38:42 AM »
It seems like volumes of writings are generated in ignorance of NT faith and the ignorant would refer to those who would actually read the NT as part of "world ecumenism".
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 10:41:54 AM »
No ties? Jesus certainly never wore trousers or underpants either! (They were invented about 200 years ago)

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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 10:49:59 AM »
That is quite the predicament.  Lord have mercy.

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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 11:25:30 AM »
It's a bit ironic that this article which seems to be against ultra Fundamentalism is posted on a website which claims western Christmas carols are tools of, wait let me get my best Church lady voice . . . tools of  "Satan!" Okay maybe it doesn't claim that exactly, but it is just a bit funny to see an anti-Fundamentalist article on a website that insists "Christ is Born" must be more central of a hymn to me at Christmas than O Come all ye Faithful. Ain't gonna happen...lol!

Interesting article though about Russia, and it confirms some things I've been hearing for a number of years. Lord have mercy on us all.




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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 11:27:32 AM »

I think it's sad.
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 11:37:44 AM »
I seem to recall our resident luddite Old Believer, Mr. Alden, saying something similar on here.
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 11:51:14 AM »
Neckties, as an element of fashion, come in part from Croatia. In French, the word is cravat, which is related to Croatian, since the French saw Croatian soldiers wearing flashy neckerchiefs. Since, as everyone knows, Jesus has nothing to do with Croatians since they are Roman Catholic apostate heretics, therefore Our Lord has nothing to do with neckties, which are a symbol of Croatia's enslavement to the Vatican antichrist. It's so obvious.
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 12:29:14 PM »
Neckties, as an element of fashion, come in part from Croatia. In French, the word is cravat, which is related to Croatian, since the French saw Croatian soldiers wearing flashy neckerchiefs. Since, as everyone knows, Jesus has nothing to do with Croatians since they are Roman Catholic apostate heretics, therefore Our Lord has nothing to do with neckties, which are a symbol of Croatia's enslavement to the Vatican antichrist. It's so obvious.

Hmmm, when you put it like that..... ;)

Seriously, this is a good question as stated by the OP. It seems to me that it is not the mere preaching of doctrines or teachings that may seem to be 'foolishness' to the unchurched as St. Paul tells us, but rather it requires ones having a spiritual guide that can help us understand when we are espousing true, human foolishness such as the great 'necktie' debate. Kindness, humility, patience, charity and a lack of arrogance can go a long way to seeing that people embark upon the right road which leads through the Church to Salvation.
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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 02:31:21 PM »
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A young man, recently converted to Russian Orthodoxy, wandered into an ordinary Orthodox church in a Moscow side street. He was approached by an old woman, a donations box attendant, who began to instruct the young man: “You’d better take off that slip-knot. Our Lord did not wear neckties. The Devil lives in these knots.”

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I've heard that this is a belief of Old Believers... So chances are, this church wasn't Russian Orthodox, but an Old Believer Church.

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Re: Which Road Leads Away From the Church?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 01:35:19 AM »
This is outrage!
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