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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7515 on: October 07, 2015, 01:49:47 PM »





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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7516 on: October 07, 2015, 01:59:39 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7517 on: October 07, 2015, 02:07:57 PM »
^Nice!  It was only a matter of time...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7518 on: October 07, 2015, 06:54:10 PM »

Is the phone joining the snakes in being crushed by/vainly assaulting the cross, or are the snakes attacking the phone
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7519 on: October 08, 2015, 03:32:37 PM »
When your diocese is in exile
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7520 on: October 09, 2015, 06:50:59 AM »
This is something cute and innocent.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7521 on: October 09, 2015, 08:14:24 AM »


If you like this, you'll love his using the Golden Gospel as a coaster for his Big Gulp, scratching his backside with his hand cross, and making a house of icon cards.  After all, the things of the Church are just things and using them for comical effect one minute and treating them with reverence the next is perfectly appropriate behavior.  Maybe he's teaching us a lesson about how we Orthodox get too hung up on "things".  (Countdown until some idiot actually makes that argument seriously...5...4..3..2..)
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7522 on: October 10, 2015, 12:38:23 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7524 on: October 13, 2015, 11:52:17 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7525 on: October 14, 2015, 06:38:12 PM »
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die [...] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7526 on: October 15, 2015, 01:02:58 AM »
Considering how tall he is, a very apt meme...lol!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7527 on: October 15, 2015, 07:53:28 AM »
His Holiness does have nice form.
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7528 on: October 15, 2015, 10:28:33 PM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7529 on: October 15, 2015, 11:42:21 PM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

Usually I would not consider an online humor magazine like Cracked.Com worthy of attention in regard to factual material.

It seemed to me that most churches are small with little or no taxable profit. I found this:
http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/19693/if-american-churches-paid-taxes-how-much-revenue-would-that-generate

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7530 on: October 16, 2015, 12:16:59 AM »
[img]I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

Or, you know, government could be less wasteful.  $76 billion is a drop in the bucket.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7531 on: October 16, 2015, 10:16:40 AM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7532 on: October 16, 2015, 08:33:11 PM »



Meet Mary Cotter.  This is a picture of her on her 103rd birthday. 

The centenarian, who still lives on her own, has volunteered at the senior day care facility for 25 years, she told ABC 7. She drives to the center five days a week to spend time with the facility’s members, most of whom are younger than she is.

She -drives- there.....


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7533 on: October 16, 2015, 08:44:41 PM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

Churches don't pay taxes because of this tiny little protesting cry you might have heard of:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_taxation_without_representation

Or do you want to see Bishop-Senators? Well, I'm sure many of us do but that will most likely cause a domino effect of screams of oppression and separation of church and state. Even if the latter was flat ignored, you would have to have representation from every religion, as just representing notable/majority faiths would cause riots. Imagine Methodists, Mormons, Ba'hai, Zoroastrians, UFOlogists, Pantheists, Buddhists, Shinto, Scientologists etc., etc., etc. all in Congress. Forced equality at work.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7534 on: October 16, 2015, 11:49:57 PM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

You actually want to give the gov't MORE money?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7535 on: October 17, 2015, 12:04:37 AM »


This is the best picture I've ever seen.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7536 on: October 18, 2015, 09:48:21 AM »
I forgot...my response would be political.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7537 on: October 18, 2015, 10:07:31 AM »


But how much value do the churches that aren't taxed provide to the poor now? How much will they be able to provide once they're taxed?

If the churches are taxed those 86 billion won't go directly to the poor either. A lot of it will be used for the military or the bureaucracy. The poor might very well be worse off if the churches are taxed.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7538 on: October 18, 2015, 02:51:49 PM »
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I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7539 on: October 18, 2015, 03:06:12 PM »


This is the best picture I've ever seen.

That figures.  ;D

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7540 on: October 18, 2015, 03:10:14 PM »
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I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7541 on: October 18, 2015, 06:53:20 PM »
I fear I am becoming a hipster because I don't think I could post anything more ironically.

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« Reply #7542 on: October 19, 2015, 09:23:41 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7543 on: October 19, 2015, 04:58:40 PM »


Like a game of where's waldo, can you spot the "Martian Buddha Statue" (although to be honest, the rock formation looks more like Haile Selassie to me...must be my Orthodox bias :P )
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7544 on: October 20, 2015, 03:11:16 PM »
One of my favorite bishops...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7545 on: October 20, 2015, 04:41:28 PM »
These are not bunny ears, but cones of light:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7546 on: October 20, 2015, 05:28:22 PM »


I actually think it wouldn't be such a bad idea if Orthodox churches in the USA started voluntarily paying taxes rather than claiming exemptions like the Protestant churches do. It'd set a good moral example (certainly a better one than the prosperity charlatans who take advantage of their tax-exempt status to become multibillionaires, and who take money from the poor rather than giving to them). Also, symphonia. And it'd provide a way to defuse one of the most common criticisms that secularists level against Christianity.

I think if you are an actual factual practicing Orthodox, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Hindu, or whatever... that is  treating someone as a second class citizen.  The Muslims did it to Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians.  The Russians did it to Jews, etc.  You are effectively taxing someone for being what they are and not being what the political power in charge is.  That's usually not a good idea. Should we tax non profit ethninic centers, local community structures and practices, or other non profit organic cultural institutions? 

If I open up "Orthodox Will's Lenten Grill", fine tax the restraunt and get mad at me for trying to hide behind religion if I try and go tax exempt.  As far as Mega Church organizations, that may be a legit problem too.  But I think we can look at more "traditional" forms of culture and worship from any tradition as not really following that model.  Don't get me wrong, if that happens, we are Christians and we would have to still abide.  But I think the logic and lnguage used at aiming at "religion" and taxes is kind of a big deal and shouldn't be taken lightly.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7547 on: October 21, 2015, 07:19:56 PM »
You can't find wisdom in the mirror.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7548 on: October 21, 2015, 07:21:00 PM »
Another tough day at the office, eh father?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7549 on: October 21, 2015, 08:17:33 PM »
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die [...] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7550 on: October 21, 2015, 08:55:12 PM »
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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« Reply #7551 on: October 21, 2015, 11:38:32 PM »
Another tough day at the office, eh father?

I'm about to put everyone on tranquilizers, starting with myself...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7552 on: October 22, 2015, 12:22:10 AM »
You can't find wisdom in the mirror.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7553 on: October 22, 2015, 12:27:55 AM »
Its always good to have it written on your head to avoid any confusion.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7554 on: October 22, 2015, 12:32:01 AM »
Its always good to have it written on your head to avoid any confusion.

Absolutely...    :o
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7555 on: October 22, 2015, 01:10:03 AM »


The ROC has denied the context of this photo, which I think leaves you off the hook. I think it is nevertheless shameful.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7556 on: October 22, 2015, 06:54:57 AM »


I bet whenever he's getting the worst of it in a theological debate, he simply points to his hat and raises his eyebrows to silence the competition.

"Eh, eh, eh...Prophet!"

"Oh yeah, right.  Darn it!"
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7557 on: October 22, 2015, 11:49:35 AM »


My naive and hopeful guess is he is blessing this for purposes of malfunction and non-explosive and non-fatal reasons.
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« Reply #7558 on: October 22, 2015, 11:57:36 AM »
Maybe he is blessing it for the purposes of it never having to be used.  :angel:  #notlikely
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #7559 on: October 22, 2015, 12:04:53 PM »
^I should make it clear that I do not endorse the photo. I only shared it because I thought it was interesting.

Perhaps he was praying that they don't land on innocent civilians?
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