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« on: June 24, 2004, 10:25:56 PM »

Dear OC.net Administration team:

Regarding the logical inference drawn from the change of name, are we now required to refer to those who do not regocnize Chalcedon as Orthodox?  I do not ask to spark debate but rather to have a clarification.

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004, 11:47:16 PM »

A quote from the policy:

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It is still the position of this forum that no one is required to accept our viewpoint that Eastern and Oriental Orthodox are both Orthodox, and debate about these issues is permissible as long as the quality of the discussions is academic.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004, 11:47:57 PM »

So you can refer to them as Non-Chalcedonians as usual, or by their Church title: Copts, Ethiopians, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2004, 07:16:05 AM »

ok.  I read that and was confused, as a logical inference from the change of the forum name would be to say that it is now policy to refer to them as OO's.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2004, 07:18:17 AM »

What's next?

Apparently the word "Orthodox" doesn't mean much.

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2004, 11:01:42 AM »

I have only just come across OC.Net, and indeed this thread. I have many impressions and confusions, including is it what it claims - Catholic saints as avatars come to mind and now this.

Like many who have written elsewhere - the Athonite Fathers for one - I cannot see how a Christian Orthodox might meaningfully call a non-Chalcedonian 'Orthodox". This does mean I wish to be rude or to attack. Indeed I believe it would be deeply unhelpful to do so. Nor do I have a 'low' opinion of non-Chalcedonians. From my limited encounters with Copts and Ethiopians I get the feeling that they appear to have kept something many Catholics and protestants appear to have lost. But this does not, from a Christian Orthodox viewpoint, equate with being Orthodox.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2004, 05:10:53 PM »

Dear Etienne,

The fact is, in Orthodoxy there are two opinions: one is that Non-Chalcedonians are Orthodox, another that they are not.  OCnet is not a Church but it is a place where Orthodox come to discuss stuff. We don't want to crack down on this discussion, but rather let people have discussions about controversial issues freely.

As far as Catholic avatars, those belong to people who are Catholic and post here, plain and simple.  I don't see any complaints of people having avatars of their pet dog, but I do see a complaint that a Catholic saint is among the avatars?  We don't censor avatars either unless they were pornographic or something like that.

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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2004, 11:23:51 PM »

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You mean like offensive pictures of Llamas??? Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2004, 12:22:44 AM »

Ay, cuidaaaaado, hermano...which is Spanish for, "watch it, bro!"  Grin  When will this incessant llama-bashing end?!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 03:41:33 PM »

What exactly is the problem with llamas?  I haven't had any problems with the animals myself and I actually kind of like them.  Apart from the fact that they're basically camels with longer hair (and I know what all of that entails, especially the spitting), I don't see what's so bad about them.

And yes, I have seen the other thread concerning this, but I'm too lazy to go and post there.

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2004, 10:51:45 PM »

Josh,
Mostly I find it confusing there are so many llama avatars.(I use the avatars as a guide to follow who is peaking on complex threads.  I started the post for fun and to gently encourage  the owner of said avatars to change  them, and for the board management to maybe change the default (hint hint)
Beyond that they are a particulaly loathesome beast. They spit kick and sometimes bite. Too many people have them who cannot manage them. I have raised or owned sheep, pigs, goats, horses, cattle, ducks, chickens dogs cats and a couple of raccoons-I like animals a lot; just dont have much use for Llamas
(Pedro,accept my  Pardon for both insulting again a beast you like and not remembering more of the beautiful Spanish language)
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2004, 11:23:47 PM »

Well, at least, Spiros, I hope there'd be no confusin' a hobbit like me wit' a llama.  We being furry mostly on our feet.   Grin  an' shorter.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2004, 06:19:21 PM »

I wondered where the llamas came from? (Yes, I know, South America). All camelids spit and bite.

For myself, a 50 something semi-technophobe, changing the avatar might lead to anything - possibly catastrophic - except changing the avatar. I agree following threads might be easier if there were a 'cull' of camelids, but now await being targetted by the Camelid Liberation Front in trepidation Kiss
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2004, 10:00:58 AM »

Wow. Talk about hijacking a thread.  It goes from talking about why the Non-Chalcedonian Forum was changed to the Oriental Orthodox Forum, and now it's talking about llamas.  Oh well.  Lllamas are an easier thing to disagree on than most things that come up on this site.

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