Please, believe me that nobody here wishes anyone any harm.
Liza, you are wrong. Wish it or not, already there is harm underway from this thread of PetertheAleut's. I've had an e-mail from an American priest who runs a clergy list. "We all thought that you were an OK guy but we hear that the staff on Orthodox Christianity Net view you as a liar. What's up, Father? Need any testimonials from your brothers?"
It seems to me, the moderator who named this thread, that many of our Catholic posters consistently accuse Fr. Ambrose of intentionally misrepresenting your faith--IOW, of lying. I'm simply making that contention the focus of this thread......
Father, I am truly sorry to hear this.
As a "staff" member myself, I assure you that everyone is viewed equally and with respect.
It is possible that some individuals will not always agree with you, nor you with them, however, that is unfortunately the nature of a discussion forum. This is a democracy and everyone has a voice, and will be heard.
This thread isn't even a week old, yet it seems to have traveled the world and back. I am saddened to hear that an American priest would judge you on heresay of a week's old thread on some Internet Forum.
Father, if you feel that you are being wronged by an individual or post, please utilize the "report to moderator" option in the lower right hand corner, and I promise you that your report will be given equal time and treatment, and will be handled just like every other report. If you don't report an issue, it will only fester and rot.
I know I wish you no harm, nor anyone else.
Folks, let's try to put our animosities behind us and move forward with an open mind, so we can truly discuss the issues that interest us. All this anger and suspicion is only barricading us, and hindering our growth. We can't possibly learn from each other if we put up all these barriers.
I for one love this forum because I can and do learn a lot from each and everyone of you.