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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2003, 09:20:04 PM »

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« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2003, 05:10:16 PM »

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Nice post and well put.

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« Reply #92 on: July 21, 2003, 08:44:55 PM »

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I definitely think you're mistaken. It very much looks like you and Aklie are talking apples to apples. You just seem to approach things from a much more cold, stern and legalistic view.[/quote]

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« Reply #93 on: July 22, 2003, 10:02:10 AM »

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« Reply #94 on: July 22, 2003, 11:40:12 AM »

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I don't think I put words in your mouth, and, if you actually read what I wrote, you would see that I never said one must limit his [i]close[/i] associations to Orthodox but merely to Christians.

Associate with whom
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« Reply #95 on: July 22, 2003, 11:48:29 AM »

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« Reply #96 on: July 22, 2003, 11:55:37 AM »

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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM by My final "piece"

Linus is right we shouldn't date non-Christians.

If we take Linus's dogmatic position that one should not have close associations with non-Christians and change it to advice: "one should have
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« Reply #97 on: July 22, 2003, 12:13:54 PM »

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Well said, both of you.

Anastasios, I think what you said in that last post was extremely fair.

I really was not trying to be dogmatic, though it is obvious it came off that way. All of it was my opi
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« Reply #98 on: July 22, 2003, 12:46:51 PM »

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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM by I've hesitated saying anything on the friendship part because... well... I know that most people are nothing like me (reclusive and quiet). Maybe some people [I]need[/I] interaction with others, maybe that's just part of how they're "w » Logged

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« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2003, 08:47:20 PM »

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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM by I've been hesitating to say this, but I honest think the best advice we can give *anyone* is to go to their priest/spiritual father/father confessor if they have questions or aren't sure what to do about a problem. 1. These are the people that » Logged
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« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2003, 10:35:07 PM »

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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM by Good advice, katherine.

Now I hope we're done with this thread!
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« Reply #101 on: July 24, 2003, 12:31:21 AM »

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« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 08:00:00 PM by Hi, I'm new... never participated in any kind of forum or chat before... NERVOUS... so many articulate and theologically educated voices out there...

This thread really moved me... I'm kind of *new* to x-tianity (RC, but fascinated an
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« Reply #102 on: July 24, 2003, 11:57:48 AM »

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Welcome! I hope you'll stick around and post a lot.

Thanks for the kind words.
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« Reply #103 on: July 24, 2003, 08:46:51 PM »

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« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2003, 09:56:17 PM »

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As someone who is a recent convert to the Orthodox Church, this has been a really fascinating discussion to follow, because I haven't dated anyone since conv
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« Reply #105 on: April 21, 2011, 08:54:50 PM »

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« Reply #106 on: April 21, 2011, 09:33:01 PM »

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« Reply #107 on: April 21, 2011, 11:24:05 PM »


I don't get it.

What's with the XX?

...and why were all the posts "last edited" in 1969?
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« Reply #108 on: April 21, 2011, 11:30:10 PM »


I don't get it.

What's with the XX?

...and why were all the posts "last edited" in 1969?

I don't recall the story behind it, but when I came back across it, it was just too good to not resurrect, mwahahaha!  Smiley Oh, and regarding Dos Equis... I cannot improve on that, so I yield to you sir/madam.
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