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Asteriktos
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:33:14 PM »
What happened to him? He changed his faith to Atheist right before his absence, just hope he is doing ok. I really enjoyed reading his commentary on various issues.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 09:40:46 PM »
His profile shows that he is still under moderation.

I am praying for him.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 10:06:26 PM »
I like that guy, too. Well read. I'll add him to me prayers.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 10:07:16 PM »
Same here.  :( We hope you are okay!
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 10:21:20 PM »
I hope he's okay, too.   :angel:
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 10:23:03 PM »
I was just thinking about him this morning, and how he is doing, and his daughters.  Lord have mercy.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 10:04:34 AM »
What happened to him? He changed his faith to Atheist right before his absence, just hope he is doing ok. I really enjoyed reading his commentary on various issues.
He's bounced back and forth along all points on the spectrum between full Orthodox faith and atheism for as long as I've known him on this forum.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 11:40:54 AM »
All I know is that I enjoy his posts and has shown me incredible charity via PMs. I hope he is well.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 11:41:04 AM by orthonorm »
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 11:41:40 AM »
I was just thinking about him this morning, and how he is doing, and his daughters.  Lord have mercy.

Indeed, Lord have mercy.
January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 02:56:14 PM »
He does seem to be a really decent guy. Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 03:01:27 PM »
Add one more to the Lord, have mercy column.  Seems a good guy; hope he is well.

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 03:07:39 PM »

I'm worried about him, too.

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 03:09:48 PM »
Maybe this thread should be moved to the prayer forum?

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« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 03:10:25 PM by Maria »
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 04:06:39 PM »
Maybe this thread should be moved to the prayer forum?
Why? People can pray on any thread they want, but they can't discuss other surrounding issues on the Prayer Forum.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 04:07:58 PM by PeterTheAleut »
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 04:32:24 PM »
Maybe this thread should be moved to the prayer forum?
Why? People can pray on any thread they want, but they can't discuss other surrounding issues on the Prayer Forum.

Okay. I see your point.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 05:24:27 PM »
He's probably fine. Not posting here for a while is more likely a sign of health.

As for his atheist status... well, 10 bucks says that will last about 2 weeks.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 06:06:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2011, 08:24:38 PM »
He's probably fine. Not posting here for a while is more likely a sign of health.

As for his atheist status... well, 10 bucks says that will last about 2 weeks.

Actually it lasted about 2 minutes, I just posted that out of frustration (mostly out of my own inability to climb out of the hole I've dug myself into). It was just one of those "Oh screw this, why do I even bother? I'm never going to get anywhere" moments. I probably should have come back 2 minutes later and changed it, though, rather than letting it stay up a month and a half.  And my daughters are doing well... Athy just turned 6 on June 25th :)

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011, 08:25:45 PM »
Yaaaaaaaay! Welcome back!   ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 08:33:03 PM »
The creepy raindrop is back!  ;)

I'm going to need this.

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2011, 09:06:02 PM »
Welcome back!   :)

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2011, 09:30:25 PM »
The creepy raindrop is back!  ;)
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome back!!!  ;D
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2011, 09:51:53 PM »
He's probably fine. Not posting here for a while is more likely a sign of health.

As for his atheist status... well, 10 bucks says that will last about 2 weeks.

Actually it lasted about 2 minutes, I just posted that out of frustration (mostly out of my own inability to climb out of the hole I've dug myself into). It was just one of those "Oh screw this, why do I even bother? I'm never going to get anywhere" moments. I probably should have come back 2 minutes later and changed it, though, rather than letting it stay up a month and a half.  And my daughters are doing well... Athy just turned 6 on June 25th :)

 :D :D :D

Six is a VERY good age...We should go back there... ;)

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2011, 10:03:22 PM »
Welcome back, friend! :)
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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2011, 10:05:49 PM »
The creepy raindrop is back!  ;)

 :angel: I considered going with a metal babble, but I couldn't find one that I liked...


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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2011, 10:09:13 PM »
The creepy raindrop is back!  ;)

 :angel: I considered going with a metal babble, but I couldn't find one that I liked...


If you really want to freak out the forum, start using this.  ;D


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« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2011, 10:14:16 PM »
That could be the beginning of a whole new persona for me! I could begin every post with something like...

Azurestone...

I want to play a game...

You have had it easy on this forum. You have taken a lot of things for granted. Now, it is time for you to face reality...

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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011, 10:15:36 PM »
That could be the beginning of a whole new persona for me! I could begin every post with something like...

Azurestone...

I want to play a game...

You have had it easy on this forum. You have taken a lot of things for granted. Now, it is time for you to face reality...

ROFL

As long as I get a cut in the movie.
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2011, 10:16:33 PM »
How about this for an avatar:
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2011, 10:36:55 PM »
How about this for an avatar:
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2011, 04:45:31 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgWn7zbgxZ4
Ugh! A video made by the evil one himself, it... is... so... *shivers*

A belated welcome back Asteriktos!

God bless,
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« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2011, 10:10:10 PM »
Welcome!
You sure are a funny cracker!

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2011, 10:21:37 PM »
Welcome!
You sure are a funny cracker!

I'm not sure what my race has to do with it, but thank you  :)

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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2011, 10:38:34 PM »
Welcome!
You sure are a funny cracker!

I'm not sure what my race has to do with it, but thank you  :)

You beat me to it by five seconds and mine was better. //:=|
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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2011, 11:11:26 PM »
Glad you are ok! I agree with most everyone else here; you're a good guy. :) We've had our philosophical battles, but you always remained kind and charitable with me personally. I will always treasue the prayer book you sent me. That was really kind.

Peace to you dear brother.


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Re: Asteriktos
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2011, 02:03:42 AM »
Welcome back. :)
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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