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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1800 on: December 19, 2016, 09:29:28 AM »
The amount of harassment and insults I recently have been receiving from both of you makes me happy. If you multiply by -1 as you are non-Chalcedonians outside the Church it's even better than prayer.

O Holy Passion Bearer Mike of the Bad Attitude, Pray For Us!

But seriously, no one is "harassing" you, Mr. Sensitive.  For years, you've interjected nasty, cynical, dismissive and sarcastic comments into our discussions - mostly pointing out, as you have above, that you think we're not part of the Church or whatever - and I for one think the best response to those sort of posts is good-natured, well-intentioned humor.  I don't want to get into a nasty tit-for-tat with you, and I'm not going to just ignore your bile.  Unlike some others I could name, I'm not going in for the "Oh, that's just our Mike!" thing, or the "Oh, you know how those blunt but lovable Eastern Europeans are!  No filter!  And Americans are just so overly sensitive!"  Bull plop.  If you can be abrasive and snide and attempt to tell people off all the time, I don't have to shrug and shake my head and say, "Who else but Mike?"



I can respond to your silliness with more silliness if I want.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1801 on: December 19, 2016, 10:10:26 AM »
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

I guess I'm not as literate as you are ;)

I thought people are taught anything about iconography prior to ordination. My bad.

Lol what?

Hey, all you kids out there!  Welcome to another episode of The Cabbage-Breathed Cynic Pisses on Everything!  I'm your host, Al Watts.  We invite those of you at home to play along with our dumbfounded studio audience.  Are you ready?  Okay, what exactly is wrong with the exchange above?

a. Mina is Coptic and the lettering on the icon is Syriac.  Why would anyone assume he would be able to read it?
b. Mina is not an ordained clergyman
c. Even if he were, there is no reason an ordained Coptic clergyman would be taught to read Syriac
d. Films and television programs are "subtitled"; icons are "inscribed"
e. All of the above and lots, lots more that we can't get into here.

For those of you playing at home, write down your answers - in Syriac - on the back of an icon card and mail them to:

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The amount of harassment and insults I recently have been receiving from both of you makes me happy. If you multiply by -1 as you are non-Chalcedonians outside the Church it's even better than prayer.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1802 on: December 19, 2016, 10:27:35 AM »
Mathematics note: multiplying something by -1 makes it negative.  So 5 x -1 == -5
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1803 on: December 19, 2016, 11:32:12 AM »
The amount of harassment and insults I recently have been receiving from both of you...

LOL.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1804 on: December 22, 2016, 12:35:36 PM »
Now let us all lift up our glasses of soy fluid otherwise knowns as "Harvey the one percent milk" and give a toast to our Lord, who did not die but merely became trans dead. Regular death is heteronormative and oppressive. Hurt me.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1805 on: December 22, 2016, 05:19:55 PM »
I have no clue why Melkites and Anglicans aren't in communion.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1806 on: December 28, 2016, 04:36:47 PM »
Are you by any chance from Granbury, Texas?
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1807 on: January 03, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »
Just help everyone as long as they're not ugly, poor, smelly, etc. At least that's how I see it.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1808 on: January 08, 2017, 04:03:11 PM »
If my brain wasn't a piece of thick rubber plastic I'd go to parties.
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1809 on: January 08, 2017, 04:16:29 PM »
If my brain wasn't a piece of thick rubber plastic I'd go to parties.
We should make a WPM quotable quotes to commemorate the greatest genius that ever walked the shadow of the valley of OCnet.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1810 on: January 20, 2017, 12:03:48 PM »
Indeed! He was a loving, humble man who never sought the limelight.  Rather, the depth of his message and the strength of his character caused others to seek him out unbidden in order that they might drink of the font of his genuine wisdom.  People quoted him, wrote songs about him, and even based their life upon his teachings without him having to make the slightest effort towards forced and vainglorious self-promotion.

I had to read this twice, as the description could just as easily be applied to Gebre himself.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1811 on: January 22, 2017, 11:12:31 PM »
When we become competent in Orthodoxy, then we can consider astronomical accuracy.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1812 on: February 05, 2017, 08:40:19 PM »
great Orthodox theologians like... Rev. Dr. Michael Azkoul.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1813 on: February 07, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1814 on: February 10, 2017, 12:26:18 PM »
And please, Rakovsky, do not derail it.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1815 on: February 10, 2017, 01:51:04 PM »
So you might run into a surprise traditionalist Coptic church.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1816 on: February 13, 2017, 02:37:54 PM »
Tea made with psychedelic shrooms.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1817 on: February 16, 2017, 08:13:13 PM »
As the name of the thread states; what is hell going to be like?

The Politics Forum on oc.net.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1818 on: February 18, 2017, 02:05:47 PM »
As the name of the thread states; what is hell going to be like?

The Politics Forum on oc.net.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1819 on: February 18, 2017, 08:28:22 PM »
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1820 on: February 19, 2017, 02:17:45 AM »
In a thread titled "how you know your beard is too long":

Two times that I knew I needed a trim:

1) Caught it on fire during liturgy

2) Drove home from work with my window open and the wind caught it and poked me in the eye.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1821 on: February 20, 2017, 12:51:34 PM »
In a thread titled "how you know your beard is too long":

Two times that I knew I needed a trim:

1) Caught it on fire during liturgy

2) Drove home from work with my window open and the wind caught it and poked me in the eye.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1822 on: February 22, 2017, 08:07:00 PM »
Does anyone really believe the ingredients used in McDonald's products are sufficiently genuine to fall into "fasting" and "non-fasting" categories?  Frankly, they seem fake enough to be considered "fasting".
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1823 on: February 28, 2017, 02:15:24 AM »
I may have taken alcohol farewell way too seriously. The girl I like doesn't know I'm drunk, God bless autocorrect.  Please pray for Maria, she likes Greek  Orthodoxy.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1824 on: March 07, 2017, 04:18:01 AM »
I don't wish to participate further in this thread and widen an already hemorrhoidal conflagration.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1825 on: March 07, 2017, 02:18:22 PM »
I don't wish to participate further in this thread and widen an already hemorrhoidal conflagration.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1826 on: March 11, 2017, 11:18:21 AM »
It sounds like an important and very interesting read. It'll be on my list (which means it could be years before I get to it).

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1827 on: March 16, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »
And I ain't one to really argue about stuff not being taken into context, since how can you not take something out of context.
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1828 on: March 16, 2017, 03:27:45 PM »
And I ain't one to really argue about stuff not being taken into context, since how can you not take something out of context.
I was already called dishonest for stating that, it's so obvious.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1829 on: March 24, 2017, 10:26:31 AM »
I apostasized, and it wasn't a big deal. Surely, this isn't as big of a deal.
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Re: OCnet Quotable Quotes
« Reply #1830 on: March 24, 2017, 04:36:09 PM »
I await the hagiography describing your zeal even as an infant. Until then, happy birthday :)

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