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Offline Iconodule

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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2011, 11:15:53 PM »
I have a comment, saying, Who is my family name not all the parish when I was in Greece, the Greek laugh. But it should not be too much problem. How parents and their children are dating outside Greece?


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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2011, 11:28:03 AM »
Thanks for sharing lpalmer.

Please excuse my ignorance, but what does 'FH' mean?

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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
hi, welcome new-abc and lpalmer  :)
i started studying arabic just before i first visited a coptic church, so i found it easy to fit in, as i only needed to remember 3 or 4 arabic words and all the old ladies were suddenly introducing me to their friends!
it helps (i think) to go to a smaller church, if there are more than 100 people there, everyone will tend to assume you know someone there and they might not say 'hello'.
some copts are really shy, affected by years of being scared of outsiders (persecution in egypt and sudan is very bad) or just afraid that their english is bad, so they might not say 'hello'.

in other churches, i have visited, i have seen a mixture of reactions from being ignored to being welcomed like a long-lost cousin.
i think the important thing is to find a church where Christian life is explained in a relevant way, keeping close to the Bible and the church father's interpretations of this. it does have to be in the main language of your country for you to be able to check this out, or at least a good translation should be easily available. once the church has passed this test, see if people are kind (it means they understood the sermon). then if they still ignore you, stick with it, they are probably just shy. try going up to someone of your same gender and say 'hi, you have a nice church here' or something like that.

i hope you find friends, you shouldn't have to change your culture, but you may find a few greek or russian phrases come in handy.
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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2011, 05:36:34 PM »
Less than 10 seconds on Google showed it to mean "Quoted For Truth".

I have a comment, saying, Who is my family name not all the parish when I was in Greece, the Greek laugh. But it should not be too much problem. How parents and their children are dating outside Greece?


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I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2011, 09:25:19 PM »


My thanks to Punch for his response. Some people, like myself, are not very active on the internet and therefore are not used to the lingo used. I would never have thought to google it.

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Re: Conversion and culture
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2011, 11:26:35 PM »


My thanks to Punch for his response. Some people, like myself, are not very active on the internet and therefore are not used to the lingo used. I would never have thought to google it.

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I am on several forums, and it seems that new acronyms are formed weekly.  Everytime I think I have a handle on them, some new ones come up.  I have to admit, I have not seen QFT anywhere yet but this forum, so that is why I had to look it up.  It surprised me that it was the first thing that came up on the Google search.  Normally I have to look at a few entries.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.