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« on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:01 AM »

You may or may not recall a recent thread that Dnarmist made regarding his deconversion from Christianity into atheism, I must come clean regarding this, and not just because I was caught in the act, but because I am tired of living a lie.

I am TtC and Dnarmist, however all the posts TtC made were plagarized from various sources. Dnarmist's new thread was also plagarized.

As I said in another forum from which I derived material under the Dnarmist pseudonym, I have absolutely no excuse for the behavior I have exhibited in this thread or on the other forum. I understand and accept any punishment that will come my way regarding this incident. I would like to explain my position on why I did these actions, but I expect no return in empathy or pity for obviously I do not deserve such, and no matter how sincere or honest I come about in this post I know it will be disregarded for my own credibility has been shot, again completely understandable.

Last year I fell into a deep depression regarding the acrinomous split from my ex-fiancee, which in turn caused me to become more introspective and dig deeper into what I believed in; who am I, where am I going and what about the existence of God? I tried to be as objective in my findings as I could, so growing up in an evangelical Christian household I wanted to know how the Bible was formed and why were there those that rejected the claims made in it. I tried as best as I could to read and watch as many atheist refutations of the Bible, God, Christ, religion etc. My faith in the Bible was obliterated, for example coming to the realization that it wasn't really God's Word from my fundamentalist understanding of the book. Then reading some information that Christ himself didn't exist was the final nail in the coffin that almost wrecked my life. No God, no Christ, no eternity, no heaven, no real purpose in life, death is all I had to look forward to? I just couldn't accept that conclusion. Deep in my heart I wanted the Christian faith to be true, in fact I came to the conclusion it may it sounded too good to be true. But since I held onto that belief that I wanted it to be true, it opened up more evidence and things I didn't see before. Once I got a little bit more confident with God, I'd get skeptical again, it was a constant battle with skepticism. I tried debating with atheists on message boards but their well reasoned arguments were too good for my lack of intellect, so I seeked for people to help refute the claims atheists were making. The more I saw this back and forth, between atheists and Christians, the more my eyes opened up to the Christian worldview and how unteneable atheism is. In fact the majority of atheists I dealt with weren't living exactly true to their worldview, but that's a subject I don't want to discuss. However just because I opened myself up to Christianity that's not to say I still had doubts, when a few posters here were giving better reasonable arguments than I had ever seen, I fell once again into doubt about the existence of God. I needed help for my little faith, so I reached out to some Christians here to see how they would refute certain claims here.

Regarding my exposure to Orthodoxy, I know it's the truth but I don't deserve it's beauty and am ot worthy. I'm a liar and have duped so many wonderful people on this forum, I feel it is unforgivable for my actions that I have done. No matter how much I repent for it, I don't think it's worthy to be forgiven.

I made a few friends here that helped my faith alot, but those friendships will probably end because of this.

My conclusion to this is I am very sorry for using people for my own purposes, it was totally wrong and I don't know what I could do to make up for it, I'd ask for forgiveness but I don't deserve it.
 
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 09:09:19 AM »

I think I can understand where you're coming from, due to the similar experiences I've also gone through. But please don't despair. Whatever happens, make the best of it. I think I've done far worse than what you have done, albeit in a different way, but I try to stay positive and not let my past mistakes ruin what good things might come about in the future. Forgiveness is through God's grace, and it is through grace that good things will come to us in the future. It's our role to simply cooperate as best we can, I think. I find myself being a skeptic even in the midst of trying to be a Christian sometimes... but I keep trying to work through it. I think you can work through your issues as well. Just keep going...  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 09:12:16 AM »

None of us are worthy of God's mercy. That is what makes His love so profound.

Lent is the season of repentance and forgiveness.

As God forgives, I forgive. Forgive me, a sinner.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 09:50:24 AM »

I know that I haven't been here that long, but I just wanted to post a note on this.


While I don't understand the actions necessarily, I do understand the fear and desperation that drives them. As someone who drafts research and intelligence and someone who interacts with academia pretty often, I understand the constant battle of skepticism. I envy those who believe in God almost 100% of the time, because while some marvel at my faith, they aren't aware of those recurrent dark moments when I don't even believe that God exists. Sometimes I wake up gasping, wondering, "What is this life about if He isn't real? I need to have faith in something, and I have no faith in humanity."

However, if there's one thing that keeps me coming back, it's Jesus Christ. For me, it's either Christ or there is no other faith. For some reason, his love and forgiveness wipes out my doubt...that is, until I begin to struggle again. But as of right now, that is enough to keep my eyes locked on Him.


So, I do understand that. Yes, it was deceitful to use the Internet for your own gain while perhaps distressing others in the process, but it is good that you have come clean.

No, none of us are worthy of forgiveness. We just don't post our dirty laundry (well, some of us!) on Internet forums. We have done and will likely do much worse. Lord have mercy on us. We are so unworthy yet we can look forward to eternal life, thanks to Him.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 10:04:23 AM »

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...don't deserve it's beauty and am not worthy.

Who is worthy? None of us, no, not one. None of us deserve the love and mercy that God lavishes on us.
Holy Week is next week. I encourage you to attend as many of the services as you can, and open your heart to Him.

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Almighty God, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, come to my help and deliver me from this difficulty that besets me. I believe Lord, that all trials of life are under Your care and that all things work for the good of those who love You. Take away from me fear, anxiety and distress. Help me to face and endure my difficulty with faith, courage and wisdom. Grant that this trial may bring me closer to You for You are my rock and refuge, my comfort and hope, my delight and joy. I trust in Your love and compassion. Blessed is Your name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

O God, our help in time of need, Who are just and merciful, and Who inclines to the supplications of His people. Look down upon me and have mercy on me and deliver me from the trouble that now besets me. Deal with us not according to our iniquities, but according to Your manifold mercies, for we are the works of Your hands, and You know our weaknesses. I pray to you to grant me Your divine helping grace, and endow me with patience and strength to endure my hardships with complete submission to Your Will. Only You know our misery and sufferings, and to You, our only hope and refuge, I flee for relief and comfort, trusting in Your infinite love and compassion, that in due time, when You know best, You will deliver me from this trouble, and turn my distress into comfort. We then shall rejoice in Your mercy, and exalt and praise Your Holy Name, O Father, Son and Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen

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Almighty God, Who delivered Your people from the bondage of the adversary, and through Your Son cast down Satan like lightning, deliver me also from every influence of unclean spirits. Command Satan to depart far from me by the power of Your only begotten Son. Rescue me from demonic imaginings and darkness. Fill me with the light of the Holy Spirit that I may be guarded against all snares of crafty demons. Grant that an angel will always go before me and lead me to the path of righteousness all the days of my life, to the honor of Your glorious Name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 10:10:32 AM »

Do not give in to dejection, the Lord calls us daily to repentance as a part of living and healing. Everyday I awake I am no more worthy than you despite how you feel about yourself but I call upon Him and am forgiven. This actually empowers us to try to do some small good in the world in the hope that something we do may be helping our salvation and our neighbor on any possible level. Even if you are dropping spare change into an alms box and giving thanks and prayer as you go.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 10:16:53 AM »

I am so happy that things are improving for you. I recall some calling you a troll and wanting you banned previously and today you join us again as a christian brother. Glory to God and may all of us have our faith strengthened by you.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 10:21:49 AM »

Somebody on the Internet was pretending to be someone they're not, multiple times, and even at times arguing with themselves?!  Such treachery is unknown in the entire annals of the World Wide Web!  Al Gore certainly did not invent the intertubes for such behavior as this!

My faith in humanity is shattered!  And it's all your fault, Aposphet!

Seriously, all is forgiven.  I am afraid at the Great Forum Get-Together there might be some reprisals (you'd go a long way if you supply the cricket bat for your beat down, that's the hardest item to find here.  We've already got the hockey mask and latex gloves, and I believe orthonorm has volunteered to supervise the line and sell tickets), but I shouldn't worry about that, as we're still waiting for the mods to come to unanimous agreement on the seating arrangements (that and the fact that you can expect 90% of the forum to show up 13 days after the posted date).

Even more seriously, you done a bad thing, and don't ever do it again.  But of course you're forgiven.  Just don't ever do it again. police
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 10:31:24 AM »

I actually thought you were mocking TTC , what with your similar avatars Tongue

People have done a lot worse than sock puppeteering. For whatever it's worth from me, all is forgiven. Forgive me any insult I delivered to those accounts. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 10:48:54 AM »

 I can have multiple duplicate accounts and not get banned? I might just try that...
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I can have multiple duplicate accounts and not get banned? I might just try that...

No you can't. Two duplicate accounts of Aposphet are already banned.
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2011, 11:20:59 AM »

As God forgives, I forgive. Forgive me, a sinner.

As far as the Orthodox Church goes. . .if He does not receive you, you'll know. . . 'cause no matter what you do, the doors will be shut to you. Ask St. Mary of Egypt.  I've been in that place so many times. . .where I was truly not worthy. . .and quite deluded that I was. . .and no matter what I did, I could not go to church.  The doors were closed to me.  But in the same sense, He loves you beyond anything you can imagine, and as He, through the Holy Theotokos guided St. Mary to true repentance, and as He broke my delusion and guided me back to true repentance. . .(points at your post. . .yeah, that. . . )  so will He do (is doing) for you.

Thank God for you.  Amen.  A beautiful work of His hands.  Amen.  The angels rejoice at repentance.  I'm rejoicing now. (NOT that I'm an angel or anything. . .lol)  Now. . .to put it as He put it so many times . . .go and sin no more.

On a side note of one who has been there and done that. . . the loss of someone incredibly important in someone's life tends to throw them into a period of insanity.  I went quite insane while battling with the denial (the first step of grieving) after Joe's death. . .and trust you me, there was a couple of YEARS where I really obliterated any sense of the word 'holiness' in my life.  Chopped it to pieces, I did. . .and then spit on it. . .by my actions.  **crosses self** May the Lord have mercy on us all.  We are, after all. . .so very human. 

As much as I hate to even think of this time. . . it serves as a gift to humble me.  It really hurts that I would do such things before the plain view of my God. . . and every time I think of it, it reminds me that I am such a sinner and capable of the worst of things.  Thank goodness for His mercy.  Thank goodness.   

That's all I'm sayin'. 

I continue to pray for you. 

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011, 11:40:25 AM »

it was a constant battle with skepticism.

Replace "skepticism" with any and every fault and you have the Christian life.

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Regarding my exposure to Orthodoxy, I know it's the truth but I don't deserve it's beauty and am ot worthy.

That is why salvation is called a gift.

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I'm a liar and have duped so many wonderful people on this forum,

My avatar isn't even my patron saint.

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I feel it is unforgivable for my actions that I have done.


No such thing.

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No matter how much I repent for it, I don't think it's worthy to be forgiven.

I heard someone say that we were forgiven on the cross, and that our repentance is our participation in that forgiveness.

The blood that has redeemed us all has already been spilled on a cross 2,000 years ago. The only thing that is unforgivable is to refuse the gift of life that Christ has already died for in order to give us.

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My conclusion to this is I am very sorry for using people for my own purposes, it was totally wrong and I don't know what I could do to make up for it,

Go and sin no more, or at least try.

Even Christ fell while carrying His cross, and then He got back up. I'm not saying this was sinful on His part, only that he took on the complete depths of our weakness to show us how we can be victorious in Him.

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I'd ask for forgiveness but I don't deserve it.

Already given, so just accept it.

Maybe I should be the one asking your forgiveness, I'm not sure just how Christian I was when dealing with your alter egos.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2011, 12:08:50 PM »

"I'm a liar and have duped so many wonderful people on this forum, I feel it is unforgivable for my actions that I have done. No matter how much I repent for it, I don't think it's worthy to be forgiven."

Don't give yourself airs; we're all sinners here. You really have to have a lot of talent to be unforgivable--and you ain't got it. Put down the flagrum. From now on, just try to be a good Christian, okay?  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2011, 01:30:55 PM »

A) I have enjoyed much of your commentary on this forum under your not-fake-fake-name.
B) I echo the previous poster; you don't get to win the sinner prize. I'm terrified of making my first confession in the Orthodox Church tomorrow: When I first discovered Orthodoxy as a Catholic my world was shook so hard that I began to doubt, albeit briefly, just about everything. I came back into belief, and then into Orthodoxy, to be fulfilled entirely this weekend, but in that time of darkness, boy, did I regress, and do some stuff that was much worse than fake posting. I'm certain that I'm not alone in this.

Thank you for your being so candid. It helps remind us all what this is all about, in some way.
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 01:33:07 PM »

There are times that I feel that the person I present myself to be online is artificial and self-censored. In other words, less than the complete me, and therefore a mask. If not guilty by outright commission of the deed, I am guilty of deceit whether or not intended.

"forgive me of my transgressions both voluntary and involuntary, of word and of deed, of knowledge and of ignorance"

Were it not for my hope in Christ, I would be in despair.
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2011, 01:38:45 PM »


No worries, Aposphet!

As others have said so eloquently, you are not the only sinner on this board.  We all have things to apologize and ask forgiveness for.

I'm sorry you were having such a hard "journey", but, I hope you realize the truth of Orthodoxy, and plan to stay for a while.

What happened in the past, is just that - in the past.  Nobody here is condemning you.

May we all learn from our mistakes and strive not to repeat them.  Don't torture yourself too much...it's not good for you.  Move on.

I hope you enjoyed the book!  Crack the cover and actually read it.  It's rather enlightening.

Welcome back.

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2011, 01:58:59 PM »

God bless you, and I hope you will learn and grow from your mistakes like I have (hopefully!) in mine.

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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 02:22:21 PM »

As St. Paul said "I am first among sinners", if God cannot forgive you this one little thing, then he will never forgive me my countless sins.

A priest once told me that we cannot grow in our spiritual life without struggle. Pray not that God will take the struggle from you - he will if you ask - but pray that he will give you the strength to fight through those struggles and come closer to him.

For my part I cannot do anything but offer forgiveness.
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2011, 02:50:56 PM »

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Enjoying the attention of others is quite socially acceptable. In some instances, however, the need for attention can lead to difficulties. The term attention seeking (or attention-seeking) is generally reserved for such situations where excessive and "inappropriate attention seeking" is seen.[1]



The following styles of attention seeking have been identified:[2]

Extroverted positive overt style – associated with narcissism, bragging and boasting. May also include shocking exhibitionist behavior such as streaking.
Extroverted positive subdued style – similar but more subtle such as wearing designer clothes, wearing sexy clothes or dominating the conversation.
Extroverted negative overt style – to gain pity and reassurance.
Extroverted negative subdued style – making a negative statement to the world by, for example, dressing in an unusual style.
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2011, 03:38:27 PM »

From the advertised "Master of False Humility"...  Interesting analysis.  <facepalm>

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Attention seeking

Enjoying the attention of others is quite socially acceptable. In some instances, however, the need for attention can lead to difficulties. The term attention seeking (or attention-seeking) is generally reserved for such situations where excessive and "inappropriate attention seeking" is seen.[1]



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Extroverted positive overt style – associated with narcissism, bragging and boasting. May also include shocking exhibitionist behavior such as streaking.
Extroverted positive subdued style – similar but more subtle such as wearing designer clothes, wearing sexy clothes or dominating the conversation.
Extroverted negative overt style – to gain pity and reassurance.
Extroverted negative subdued style – making a negative statement to the world by, for example, dressing in an unusual style.

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to aposphet,
hi, i would like to be a little bit touch with you (i am a little bit tough with people and very tough on myself), but first i want to say i don't hate you.
now i want to suggest that if you have had problems with lying, then maybe (just ask yourself, don't tell us) you have had problems in face to face life as well.
i would like to suggest that you also own up to anyone you may have lied to who knows you personally and come clean with them.
this is harder than doing it on line, but the rewards of such sincere repentance are life-long.
so please consider this for the sake of your spiritual life.

i know in my life that sometimes i have had the chance to 'get away with' mistakes and not get caught. but it was only when i told the truth about my actions (yes it was me who accidently lost your mail etc.) that i was sincere about my repentance and then got closer to our wonderful Lord. repentance means turning away, means hardship and a struggle.

may God give your strength to live close to Him and to flee from all evil.
and please pray for me too, a sinner.
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2011, 05:14:29 PM »

From the advertised "Master of False Humility"...  Interesting analysis.  <facepalm>
I still stand by what I've posted. His apology is just a copy paste job from the somethingawful forum. He has used this forum, and abused it. Now he wants even more attention. Attention seeking behavior indeed. And, just for the record, I will always be the master of FALSE humility!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 05:16:01 PM »

From the advertised "Master of False Humility"...  Interesting analysis.  <facepalm>
I still stand by what I've posted. His apology is just a copy paste job from the somethingawful forum. He has used this forum, and abused it. Now he wants even more attention. Attention seeking behavior indeed. And, just for the record, I will always be the master of FALSE humility!  Grin
Is he being received positively over there, or are they as confused as we are?

I must say that this troll job would not be an amusing thing to watch from a third-person perspective, IMO; even if one were interested in that sort of thing.
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They seem to pity him, if that counts. Just more copy and paste from Alexander Nevermind, I mean, Dnarmist, I mean TryingtoConvert, I mean Aposphet...
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011, 05:23:33 PM »

"Forgiving all in the Resurrection..."

You aren't the first person to make big mistakes. Same here. Considering what you've been through, I would hope you can get some help. At least you have realized you have this issue, so hopefully you will be able to work through it.

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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2011, 05:27:19 PM »

From the advertised "Master of False Humility"...  Interesting analysis.  <facepalm>
I still stand by what I've posted. His apology is just a copy paste job from the somethingawful forum. He has used this forum, and abused it. Now he wants even more attention. Attention seeking behavior indeed. And, just for the record, I will always be the master of FALSE humility!  Grin
Regardless of his motives, doesn't he have the right to copy and paste his reply for another forum? I sure as heck wouldn't want to re-write such a long reply for a different board. I'm just saying, I don't think that alone proves that someone's a narcissist.
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2011, 05:27:41 PM »

It is sad that you feel that you need to find attention via the internet like this. I hope that you can find someone offline to talk to about your doubts. You won't find all the answers online or in books. Faith has more substance than can be covered with the written word alone. In the spirit of Lent, I forgive you. But I really hope that you have apologized in a heartfelt manner to the admin of this board. You violated their site and they are the ones that you need to seek forgiveness from. You attempted to soil their home, not mine.
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2011, 05:40:31 PM »

I think he probably felt like he had to say something, and I think the mods/admins probably expected him to say something.
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 05:54:53 PM »

Maybe when making a thread like this you should do it more like Henry Rollins... that way people wouldn't complain, they'd just be confused   Grin police
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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2011, 06:03:19 PM »

Aposphet continued posting under puppet accounts after making this apology, so I assume it was copypasted. Perhaps he's legitimately sorry but is somehow addicted to this kind of attention.
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2011, 06:19:55 PM »


Really?  Where?  I believe the other accounts have been disabled.
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« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2011, 06:29:30 PM »

The two other accounts on here (other than his OP) haven't seen activity for a couple days.
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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2011, 06:31:49 PM »

This one:

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http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32526.0.html

was re-activated after his apology.

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« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2011, 06:33:48 PM »

I think he probably felt like he had to say something, and I think the mods/admins probably expected him to say something.

He wanted to do it sans expectations, and we let it post after banning the sock puppets.
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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2011, 06:35:33 PM »

This one:

"stickman"

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32526.0.html

was re-activated after his apology.

Stick man is a different user, and the account wasn't re-activated, just sock puppetted with a nearly identical name.
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2011, 06:36:05 PM »

I thought stickman was a different troll with multiple accounts?
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« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2011, 06:37:17 PM »

He posted his apology at 8:49am this morning.  

A couple hours later at 11:47am, it appears he posted this under the Stick-man account:

"I believe that science and critical study of Bible texts, extrabiblical Jewish texts and history prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Abrahamic religions (judaism, Christianity and Islam) are mythological falsehood."

I would be inclined to give his apology the benefit of the doubt, but it seems he might be still playing games.

Ok, posted the above as Fr. George was apologizing.  If he isn't stick-man, I apologize!
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« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2011, 06:40:32 PM »

I thought stickman was a different troll with multiple accounts?


Indeed.
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« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2011, 06:43:22 PM »

I thought stickman was a different troll with multiple accounts?


Indeed.
My mistake. I wonder how he was notified about the thread.
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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2011, 06:51:41 PM »

It isn't out of the realm of possibility that stickman and the OP are acquaintances, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions at this point. Whether the OP and stickman knew each other or now, it doesn't matter much. I hope the OP can find someone to talk to in person about his struggles, the internet isn't the best place to work out any doubts one may have. The internet is a good place to start for some people, but it certainly can't be the last step.
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« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2011, 07:01:15 PM »

Standing up to a never-ending sea of people arguing for the same position in different ways is a rather un-winnable scenario as far as rhetoric goes, and would lead anyone (except those St. Athanasius types) into despair. Aposphet, if you're listening, stop posting about religion on Somethingawful forums if you have a genuine interest in faith.
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« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2011, 07:19:09 PM »

I think he probably felt like he had to say something, and I think the mods/admins probably expected him to say something.

He wanted to do it sans expectations, and we let it post after banning the sock puppets.

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« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2011, 10:00:28 PM »

*YAWN*

I remember back in the day when trolls were welcome clever people to keep newsgroups on their toes. The word has been watered down to the least common of denominators.

I used troll pretty hard. I knew of one troll who probably pulled the biggest job on a group once. Involved a faked death after years of posting and appearing later at a meet-up. Everyone since having a great sense of humor and old to the internet game gave nothing but respect to the guy.

GiC could troll if he wanted to, God knows he has enough brain cells and expertise to probably sock puppet at least five believable experts on this forum.

What happened here is what was pointed out above: attention seeking behavior, as is this mea culpa. No troll worth his salt would get caught having sock puppets found out through the most lazy of technical forensics. Proxy much?

Wish the guy were a troll. They are nice to have. Who knows who is what on the intertubez . . .

Copying and pasting the most sophomoric bits of text is just pure fail.

OP: We are all liars. That is were the truth begins. Spare the bio and just post decent stuff whether in content or style or both.

The half-life of anything on the internets is about 2.3 seconds.

In the end, no one probably cares much or is able to since you have fabricated enough about yourself.

So just relax, start posting or not.

If your behavior and bio are "true" get some professional help.

If true, you suffer the most for it. For nearly everyone else it is NBD.

In truth and love, best of luck.



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« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2011, 10:41:34 PM »

I think he probably felt like he had to say something, and I think the mods/admins probably expected him to say something.

Around the stupidly late age of 32 some guy grabbed me forcibly by the arm and said:

Here is how you apologize:

You say you are sorry for specifically what you did. No back story or excuses.

You let the other person tell you what they think about what you did.

You ask them how to make it up to them.

You listen.

Then you do what they asked, if it is not completely unreasonable.

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For some reason this alluded me for 32 years. And still rarely do it properly.
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