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« on: April 24, 2012, 08:44:14 AM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 09:04:14 AM »

But if you don't shake hands, then how do you stink-palm people you don't like?
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 09:15:25 AM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 10:19:46 AM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

Well, you are going to have some major problems in the western world. I can't speak for "original monotheism" (whatever that is) but from a christian point of view, I would say that it is our duty to speak the truth in love. In most parts of the world (including the West) it will be very hard to show love if you refuse to have physical contact with them, and I say this as a dane. We must remember that Christ himself healed the roman guard after Peter had cut his ear off.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 11:00:18 AM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

By example Jesus/Yeshua dined with the tax collectors. 

FYI - Originally shaking hands was about showing people you did not possess a weapon upon greeting. 

I have no problems shaking hands with anybody due to their religious beliefs. I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies, pray for those who persecute us. 

The only people I have problem shaking hands with would be in the slums of India.  Not to be too graphic, but they don't have toilet paper there and the hand is used. I'm dead serious too.  EWW!  But that's due to germs and grossness, and not for the people they are (more than likely Hindu).

I am not a person who believes in the mojo of energy transferring and being infected by auras or anything else.

Curious to the OP, if they are Zoroastrian by faith, as it states "original monotheism".
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 11:07:20 AM »

Actually your attitude towards this is 100% pagan, right down to thinking people will transmit energies into your hand.

What Jesus actually taught was the exact opposite of what you're saying. Matthew 5:47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
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Curious to the OP, if they are Zoroastrian by faith, as it states "original monotheism".

More likely Muslim... Zoroastrians really don't care what anyone else believes or does, most of them don't even want people to convert to Zoroastrianism and get offended at the idea.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 11:14:59 AM »

Does anyone else believe this?

No, I think you're alone on this one.
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I am not a person who believes in the mojo of energy transferring and being infected by auras or anything else.

Then how do you explain this? (my favorite part starts at about 1:40)  Tongue

And no, not serious. But it's a good excuse to post a funny vid.
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 11:44:30 AM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 11:52:25 AM »

Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies.

If true, wouldn't that make it incumbent on Christians to shake hands with unbelievers upon every possible occasion in order to transmit the holy and life-giving energies they receive from God to those who need them most?
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 11:55:43 AM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

I really do not like touching people that I do not know.  I would rather wave at them.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2012, 11:56:32 AM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 12:36:22 PM »

I am not a person who believes in the mojo of energy transferring and being infected by auras or anything else.

Then how do you explain this? (my favorite part starts at about 1:40)  Tongue

And no, not serious. But it's a good excuse to post a funny vid.

LOL!!!! hilarious vid.  hahahhahaha 1:40

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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012, 12:43:02 PM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

I don't think handshaking is crazy, rather your opinions of it are. And your blanket judging of others is breathtaking. (You forgot to mention the secret handshakes of Freemasons, btw.)
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012, 12:48:30 PM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...

Are you seriously this deluded?
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 12:53:24 PM »

Amartin, I wouldn't dismiss not wanting to shake hands because of hygienic reasons.  Sounds like a pretty normal, healthy concern (unless, of course, this fear turns into mysophobia [fear of germs]; that would be unhealthy imo).  Many folks find it helpful and reassuring to carry a small container of sanitizer.  However, refusing to shake someone's hand for the reason's you've listed are hopefully something you'll eventually grow out of.  As you begin to mature and graduate from high school, you'll see the fallacy of this reasoning.  I was going to illustrate my assertions with some Biblical parable's, but it's unclear if you would understand (or accept) them as I'm not sure what you mean by 'original monotheism'.

Anyway, best of luck to you! Smiley
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I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.

Well, they are the children of God too, who by our example, could come to Christ.

This reminds me of a time I went to Barnes and Noble with some friends that we know.  They came into the store and I started to explain why I never shop at Barnes and Noble.   I took them to the esoteric/occult book section and started to explain that I do not want to support a business that would patronage books that directly teach the occult.

Anyway I was showing them and pointing out several books, then I picked up a copy of Anton Levey's "satanic bible".   I said, "look they even carry the satanic bible".   Several people gasped and one full grown adult woman started freaking out that I even touched it!

I was like "um, it's paper made from the same trees that any other book is made from, including the bible".  "It's not going to infect me or send some kind of demon into me because I picked it up".   I proceeded "I completely object and disagree with the satanic theology, and believe that it poisons the soul, but a simple book isn't going to suddenly shoot some kind of demonic force into me".

Shaking hands is the same way.  They aren't going to zap you with a demon or evil.   Even if they wanted to or did some kind of funky spell, its not going to work.  

With that said, if somebody is a satanist, and is polite, and conducts themselves in a respectful manner towards others, I have absolutely no problem shaking their hand or even carrying on a conversation with them.  I don't agree with their theology or religious views.  That doesn't mean that they are going to cast the undead soul possess spell and have hells gates burst forth from your chest, and even if they did, it doesn't work.

Don't fear evil, as evil stands on the authority of nothing.   Fear God, and your own sins, because God has the authority.   As an Orthodox Christian you'll hear many times in prayers (from Matthew 6:13) "For THINE is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the GLORY, forever and ever.

Satan no longer has power outside of temptation or allowing yourself to become possessed.   We know this after Job.
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 12:59:41 PM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.

Well, they are the children of God too, who by our example, could come to Christ.

This reminds me of a time I went to Barnes and Noble with some friends that we know.  They came into the store and I started to explain why I never shop at Barnes and Noble.   I took them to the esoteric/occult book section and started to explain that I do not want to support a business that would patronage books that directly teach the occult.

Anyway I was showing them and pointing out several books, then I picked up a copy of Anton Levey's "satanic bible".   I said, "look they even carry the satanic bible".   Several people gasped and one full grown adult woman started freaking out that I even touched it!

I was like "um, it's paper made from the same trees that any other book is made from, including the bible".  "It's not going to infect me or send some kind of demon into me because I picked it up".   I proceeded "I completely object and disagree with the satanic theology, and believe that it poisons the soul, but a simple book isn't going to suddenly shoot some kind of demonic force into me".

Shaking hands is the same way.  They aren't going to zap you with a demon or evil.   Even if they wanted to or did some kind of funky spell, its not going to work.  

With that said, if somebody is a satanist, and is polite, and conducts themselves in a respectful manner towards others, I have absolutely no problem shaking their hand or even carrying on a conversation with them.  I don't agree with their theology or religious views.  That doesn't mean that they are going to cast the undead soul possess spell and have hells gates burst forth from your chest, and even if they did, it doesn't work.

Don't fear evil, as evil stands on the authority of nothing.   Fear God, and your own sins, because God has the authority.   As an Orthodox Christian you'll hear many times in prayers (from Matthew 6:13) "For THINE is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the GLORY, forever and ever.

Satan no longer has power outside of temptation or allowing yourself to become possessed.   We know this after Job.

I normally disagree with you, but this one is spot on. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 01:05:20 PM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?

I really do not like touching people that I do not know.  I would rather wave at them.

That reminds me, in context of this particular thread, of my favorite anecdote from "From the Little Mountain," by William Darlymple. Darlymple, a lapsed Roman Catholic, was visiting the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem and talking to a monk who had zeal where his brains ought to have been, told him that, on the day of judgment, he would be standing on the monastery's mountain watching Darlymple and his Roman Catholic friends roll by in the river of fire and wave, because there's nothing he could do.
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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2012, 01:09:44 PM »

I'm with amartin: I don't believe in shaking hands. I also don't believe in hands.

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« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2012, 01:22:32 PM »

I, too, used to not believe in shaking hands.  Then I saw someone with Parkinson's disease.  I believe now, y'all!!  Tongue
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I, too, used to not believe in shaking hands.  Then I saw someone with Parkinson's disease.  I believe now, y'all!!  Tongue


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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2012, 01:52:45 PM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.

Well, they are the children of God too, who by our example, could come to Christ.

This reminds me of a time I went to Barnes and Noble with some friends that we know.  They came into the store and I started to explain why I never shop at Barnes and Noble.   I took them to the esoteric/occult book section and started to explain that I do not want to support a business that would patronage books that directly teach the occult.

Anyway I was showing them and pointing out several books, then I picked up a copy of Anton Levey's "satanic bible".   I said, "look they even carry the satanic bible".   Several people gasped and one full grown adult woman started freaking out that I even touched it!

I was like "um, it's paper made from the same trees that any other book is made from, including the bible".  "It's not going to infect me or send some kind of demon into me because I picked it up".   I proceeded "I completely object and disagree with the satanic theology, and believe that it poisons the soul, but a simple book isn't going to suddenly shoot some kind of demonic force into me".

Shaking hands is the same way.  They aren't going to zap you with a demon or evil.   Even if they wanted to or did some kind of funky spell, its not going to work.  

With that said, if somebody is a satanist, and is polite, and conducts themselves in a respectful manner towards others, I have absolutely no problem shaking their hand or even carrying on a conversation with them.  I don't agree with their theology or religious views.  That doesn't mean that they are going to cast the undead soul possess spell and have hells gates burst forth from your chest, and even if they did, it doesn't work.

Don't fear evil, as evil stands on the authority of nothing.   Fear God, and your own sins, because God has the authority.   As an Orthodox Christian you'll hear many times in prayers (from Matthew 6:13) "For THINE is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the GLORY, forever and ever.

Satan no longer has power outside of temptation or allowing yourself to become possessed.   We know this after Job.
Oh, I agree with you. Like I said, fear of physical contanct with a satanist is really more about my own hang ups than any deep theological truth.
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« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2012, 01:59:41 PM »

Oh, I agree with you. Like I said, fear of physical contanct with a satanist is really more about my own hang ups than any deep theological truth.

You do realise that they wash the blood off when they're done?  Wink  The only thing I have against satanists is that they're full of themselves and rather proud of it, and think it's a good thing. I may be full of myself, but I'll be darned if I try to make a virtue out of it! I'm too humble to do that! Er, wait...  angel
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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2012, 02:06:51 PM »

Oh, I agree with you. Like I said, fear of physical contanct with a satanist is really more about my own hang ups than any deep theological truth.

You do realise that they wash the blood off when they're done?  Wink  The only thing I have against satanists is that they're full of themselves and rather proud of it, and think it's a good thing. I may be full of myself, but I'll be darned if I try to make a virtue out of it! I'm too humble to do that! Er, wait...  angel
Funny that you say that. I was actually diagnosed with OCD. I wash my hands way too much. Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2012, 02:17:48 PM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.

Well, they are the children of God too, who by our example, could come to Christ.

This reminds me of a time I went to Barnes and Noble with some friends that we know.  They came into the store and I started to explain why I never shop at Barnes and Noble.   I took them to the esoteric/occult book section and started to explain that I do not want to support a business that would patronage books that directly teach the occult.

Anyway I was showing them and pointing out several books, then I picked up a copy of Anton Levey's "satanic bible".   I said, "look they even carry the satanic bible".   Several people gasped and one full grown adult woman started freaking out that I even touched it!

I was like "um, it's paper made from the same trees that any other book is made from, including the bible".  "It's not going to infect me or send some kind of demon into me because I picked it up".   I proceeded "I completely object and disagree with the satanic theology, and believe that it poisons the soul, but a simple book isn't going to suddenly shoot some kind of demonic force into me".

Shaking hands is the same way.  They aren't going to zap you with a demon or evil.   Even if they wanted to or did some kind of funky spell, its not going to work.  

With that said, if somebody is a satanist, and is polite, and conducts themselves in a respectful manner towards others, I have absolutely no problem shaking their hand or even carrying on a conversation with them.  I don't agree with their theology or religious views.  That doesn't mean that they are going to cast the undead soul possess spell and have hells gates burst forth from your chest, and even if they did, it doesn't work.

Don't fear evil, as evil stands on the authority of nothing.   Fear God, and your own sins, because God has the authority.   As an Orthodox Christian you'll hear many times in prayers (from Matthew 6:13) "For THINE is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the GLORY, forever and ever.

Satan no longer has power outside of temptation or allowing yourself to become possessed.   We know this after Job.
Oh, I agree with you. Like I said, fear of physical contanct with a satanist is really more about my own hang ups than any deep theological truth.

I likewise would not shake hands with a satanist, nor an atheist.  Neither of them bathe, ever.  Part of their mutually intelligible religions is that soap is from God and thus must be good (their version of evil) so they avoid it like the plague...then again, since they bear the plague I'm not all that sure they actually avoid it.  I may need to rethink that phrase.  But anyway...  Once I saw some satanists at a high school and began throwing bars of soap at them (that I keep around for this very purpose).  I hit one of them in the nose and it started bleeding.  This is when I knew that it is true that the very presence of soap will cause them to bleed.  Another time I was over at someone's house and their child, entirely clad in black, was playing Diablo II on the computer.  I muttered the words of power - "soap", "water", "bath", and "personal hygiene" under my breath and he immediately fell into convulsions on the floor.  As I stared on in wonder his mother came in screaming about calling 911 because her son was an epileptic, but my faith was unshaken.  I had seen the truth that these simple words are unbearable for a satanist or an atheist even to hear.

That and they all smell like BO and Doritos.
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2012, 02:21:00 PM »

That and they all smell like BO and Doritos.
My students must all be atheists or satanists then.  Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 02:38:38 PM »

That and they all smell like BO and Doritos.
My students must all be atheists or satanists then.  Cheesy

I feel sorry for you, having to be around that many ungodly folk.  You don't shake hands with them do you?
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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 02:43:29 PM »

I especially will not shake hands with the heathen. This is an absolutely outrageous custom. If you do not know them and they are most likely not even spiritual, but are rather like the average citizen of the kingdom of darkness, then why on earth would the servants of God want to shake hands with them? Handshakes transmit energies into the bodies. Also, most of the heathen males masturbate daily with their right hand. But if you do not shake hands with them then they will not accept you into their dark world of "professionalism" (i.e. service of demons). They even have a whole way of judging you by your handshakes, whether it was firm and assertive and trustworthy, or whether it was weak and that you are therefore somehow a lesser person. This is absolutely crazy! Does anyone else believe this?
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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2012, 02:47:29 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 02:52:07 PM »

You don't always know a person is a heathen when you meet them. What if you have to shake hands when you walk into a business meeting, and later you find out the person was heathen? Is it off to confession with you?  Huh
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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2012, 02:56:14 PM »

Possibly more idiotic thread starter ever.

I don't "fist bump". Not because of people being heathens, just cause it is ****.

The latter is much worse than the former.




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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2012, 03:00:24 PM »

I would even shake hands with a satanist.  We are to love our enemies

Oh my gosh I am scandalized. Yashua would not shake hands with a satanist. Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh...
To be honest, physical contact with a Satanist would make me very uncomfortable. But that probably has more to do with my own hang ups.

Well, they are the children of God too, who by our example, could come to Christ.

This reminds me of a time I went to Barnes and Noble with some friends that we know.  They came into the store and I started to explain why I never shop at Barnes and Noble.   I took them to the esoteric/occult book section and started to explain that I do not want to support a business that would patronage books that directly teach the occult.

Anyway I was showing them and pointing out several books, then I picked up a copy of Anton Levey's "satanic bible".   I said, "look they even carry the satanic bible".   Several people gasped and one full grown adult woman started freaking out that I even touched it!

I was like "um, it's paper made from the same trees that any other book is made from, including the bible".  "It's not going to infect me or send some kind of demon into me because I picked it up".   I proceeded "I completely object and disagree with the satanic theology, and believe that it poisons the soul, but a simple book isn't going to suddenly shoot some kind of demonic force into me".

Shaking hands is the same way.  They aren't going to zap you with a demon or evil.   Even if they wanted to or did some kind of funky spell, its not going to work.  

With that said, if somebody is a satanist, and is polite, and conducts themselves in a respectful manner towards others, I have absolutely no problem shaking their hand or even carrying on a conversation with them.  I don't agree with their theology or religious views.  That doesn't mean that they are going to cast the undead soul possess spell and have hells gates burst forth from your chest, and even if they did, it doesn't work.

Don't fear evil, as evil stands on the authority of nothing.   Fear God, and your own sins, because God has the authority.   As an Orthodox Christian you'll hear many times in prayers (from Matthew 6:13) "For THINE is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the GLORY, forever and ever.

Satan no longer has power outside of temptation or allowing yourself to become possessed.   We know this after Job.

I normally disagree with you, but this one is spot on. Smiley

Thanks,

And really, we probably agree on A LOT more than is just brought up on the forums.  Most of the things I bring up are things I struggle with or have formed some type of conclusion on etc.    Most probably don't even realize that I agree with most of the EO church, and love the church... I even promote the church often because I believe that there exists true grace in the Eastern Orthodox Church.  My "issues" (not entirely all disagreements either) would be somewhere in the 5% range with the EO church (often "trivial" and abstract too) whereas I would be right there next to most EO Christians in faith... I don't even know if I'm "NOT" and EO Christian... (yes my English teacher would tell me now "don't use double negatives" lol).  Often the way I post on forums give the lemon juice on the paper cut effect and I apologize if I offend.   The way I post can be "harsh", because frustration is pouring out of my fingertips on theological issues that I've have "trouble" with for years.

If you opened up my nightstand drawers, you would find books by St. Tikhon, Orthodox Bibles, multiple Orthodox service books, KJV bible, strongs concordance bible, Orthodox writings, books on orthodox icons, lost books of the bible, and early Christian writings.... Then there is the caveat (for some on the forums) of anabaptist family life and a couple of other books like astronomy etc.  

I'm trying to make an effort for other people to understand this because I realized that I basically came on the forum and "flooded" it with every single theological issue I've been pinning up for years....

God Bless

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2012, 03:07:45 PM »

Possibly more idiotic thread starter ever.

I don't "fist bump". Not because of people being heathens, just cause it is ****.

The latter is much worse than the former.




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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2012, 03:10:48 PM »

Possibly more idiotic thread starter ever.

I don't "fist bump". Not because of people being heathens, just cause it is ****.

The latter is much worse than the former.




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I look forward to being edified.

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« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2012, 03:22:39 PM »



I assume the man on the right of the platform is the publican- he's looking down and therefore seems more humble, correct?
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I assume the man on the right of the platform is the publican- he's looking down and therefore seems more humble, correct?

My guess would be that the guy in the green is the Publican.  In the first sequence, the Pharisee exalts himself.  In the second, it is the Publican that is exalted by God.  Just a guess, however.
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« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2012, 03:34:32 PM »

Okay, thanks.
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« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »

Umm....http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/i+_b13230538fd1e94812e0fc403ab8fd51.jpg
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« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2012, 03:46:38 PM »

Who wants a hug  angel?
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