Pedro, why don't you put away your gun before you shoot someone from the hip, and simmer down?
Hmm...this is what annoys me about Internet forums: oftentimes we misinterpret somebody's tone. Sorry, Shiloah, wasn't trying to go John Wayne or anything...guess I was just cleaning it and it went off
...didn't mean to offend, but....
a) I am not a gentleman. If you had taken time to verify my ID you would have known.
...apparently, I did offend. My apologies, ma'am. Should've read up.
This Forum is not the Wild West. You certainly portrait the rash temper and attitude of St.Peter before the Lord's Crucifixion.
Why do you think he's
my patron? :- I've got a lot of work ahead of me, I admit. The "attitude" wasn't conscious or intentional, I assure you.
b) I do not inquire from Protestantism, but you certainly are biased towards Protestants, probably because you've been one yourself and now you want to be the super-orthodox. I have been in the Orthodox Church when you were still in diapers.
Woah, now; don't go painting me as a "super-orthodox," as you say. You may have been Orthodox for longer than I've been alive, but with all respect ma'am, you missed my motive for speaking up. I mistakenly thought I remembered your having said you were inquiring from Protestantism, that's all...my mistake. However, I'm actually pretty turned off by those who claim to be "more Orthodox than the Archbishop." I would very much appreciate it if, in the future, you would please refrain from these kinds of labels.
There is many a Staretz in this world who could tell you a whole lot about what the Lord is showing them...
Undoubtedly. I'm merely cautioning against misuse by fringe groups.
...and they could care less and probably don't even know about all this political junk you bring in.
Hmm. Not sure what "junk" you're talking about...
Don't even know what IIRC means, to begin with.
"If I remember correctly."
Where I come from, the elders speak and the young ones listen. I am an elder by age but I am on this forum mostly to listen, but also to respectfully submit my thoughts. And if someone prooves me wrong in something, I'll be glad to stand corrected. How about yourself?
I've been corrected by you, ma'am (and apologized for any unintentional offense) through this very thread, so yes, I do, as well. My thoughts were submitted respectfully (or so I thought at the time) to the best of my ability. My tone was misinterpreted, as has happened in these situations before. No real harm done, hopefully.
So, from what you say , do I understand correctly that you think the Father is not speaking to his children anymore ?
No, ma'am; that's not what I'm trying to say. Let me have another go at it: it has been my experience, both as a Protestant and now as an Orthodox Christian, that there are certain, oftentimes fringe, groups that try to justify their positions -- at times even their very existence! -- through use of a "prophetic voice." Usually this involves datesetting, prediction of international turmoil between specific nations, natural disasters, etc. An example of this came from one of the very websites posted above:
"A number of saints and righteous men--St. Niphon of Constantinople (+1508), Martyr Agathangelus (+1592), St. Nilus the Myrrhstreamer of Mt. Athos (+1651), St. Cosmas Altolas (+1779), St. Callinicus of Romania (+1860)-point to the year 1992 as a year of reckoning."
My point is that we shouldn't be so eager to rush to those who offer warnings of "the end is near," even though the end may very well be
nearer than we think!
This was all I wanted to say; I meant no offence to either of you.