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Offline Volnutt

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #45 on: February 29, 2012, 06:16:12 PM »
In cases like that I would have just cussed back, and barely remembered the incident after. It works better.

I am pretty much with you on this one.  Better to have to confess a few terse words said to these people than have my whole faith in danger because I held it in.
I dunno, that sounds like quite a slippery slope. Then again, my faith is always in danger, so I'm likely not the world's best authority.

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #46 on: February 29, 2012, 11:48:35 PM »
In cases like that I would have just cussed back, and barely remembered the incident after. It works better.

I am pretty much with you on this one.  Better to have to confess a few terse words said to these people than have my whole faith in danger because I held it in.
I dunno, that sounds like quite a slippery slope. Then again, my faith is always in danger, so I'm likely not the world's best authority.

Probably is a slippery slope.  However, I find that when I tell someone to have aerial intercourse with a rolling pastry, I tend to feel bad about it rather quickly.  When I "turn the other cheek", I tend to stew about it for a long time.
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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #47 on: February 29, 2012, 11:52:02 PM »
I find that when I tell someone to have aerial intercourse with a rolling pastry

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2012, 12:12:32 AM »
I hate to tell you this, but there are sinners in the ROCOR and Old Calendar churches as well.  I bet any priests of those churches would tell you that you could very well run into these problems at any parish, unfortunately.  

Yes, we are all sinners.

However, when I encountered a similar situation in an OCA church, we left that parish as did many other folks. Finally, the Bishop noticed the revenues were drastically down and took action against several nasty parishioners. I am very delighted to be in an Old Calendar parish now where people truly do love one another.  Sometimes changing parishes is in your best interest

To the OP: I will pray for you.

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2012, 03:46:26 PM »
if u curse someone, u need to repent in front of them and in front of God. if u 'hold it in', u only need to repent in front of God. 'holding it in' is only dangerous if u don't 'let it out' before God in repentance and in response to His love that can cast our all fear, calm every storm and renew every repentant sinner.

it is ok to then calmly go up to the person that annoyed u and explain that their behaviour caused u discomfort and u would prefer it if they did not speak to u like that in the future.

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2012, 04:30:03 PM »
if u curse someone, u need to repent in front of them and in front of God. if u 'hold it in', u only need to repent in front of God. 'holding it in' is only dangerous if u don't 'let it out' before God in repentance and in response to His love that can cast our all fear, calm every storm and renew every repentant sinner.

it is ok to then calmly go up to the person that annoyed u and explain that their behaviour caused u discomfort and u would prefer it if they did not speak to u like that in the future.

How can I trust the advice of someone who cannot spell "you"?
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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #51 on: March 01, 2012, 04:36:57 PM »
On the parking issue: is it possible you could switch to public transportation? Then you don't have to meet these folks in the parking lot anymore. Just a thought.
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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2012, 05:02:14 PM »
punch, you don't have to trust me, especially as i don't use capital letters either so might be a bot...

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2012, 07:23:38 PM »
Lord have mercy. 

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2012, 11:09:28 PM »
punch, you don't have to trust me, especially as i don't use capital letters either so might be a bot...

I don't think you're a bot.   :)

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Re: I can barely abide Church these days
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2012, 05:39:38 AM »
thank u!
thanks for all yr interesting posts as well.
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