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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2012, 03:46:55 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?  ;)  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. :)

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2012, 03:50:26 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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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #47 on: April 24, 2012, 03:52:30 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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Nothing is as worse as a good ol' Christian Side Hug.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2012, 03:53:54 PM »
No offense OP, but you are kind of adopting a hyperdox holier-than-though attitude.
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2012, 04:00:02 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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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2012, 04:19:35 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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In the Urban Dictionary, only one of the 6 definitions are usable, to wit "Unimaginative, uninteresting, stale, preppy, mainstream, especially in a self-promoting way." Take your pick. Second Chance

And yet none capture its meaning. Didn't know the word was considered obscene here.

Mea culpa.

All the other words which come close are other words suggesting macho come effeminate behavior are also probably obscene if the original is.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2012, 04:27:07 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2012, 04:29:45 PM »
Nothing is as worse as a good ol' Christian Side Hug.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2012, 04:31:16 PM »
Nothing is as worse as a good ol' Christian Side Hug.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2012, 04:43:41 PM »
I only shake hands with Satanists. Athiests get the side hug, agnostics get a cheek kiss, Methodists get a lip peck, etc. It’s progressive.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2012, 05:10:10 PM »
Nothing is as worse as a good ol' Christian Side Hug.

Why'd they disable comments? Awww  :-\

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2012, 05:20:33 PM »
Nothing is as worse as a good ol' Christian Side Hug.

Why'd they disable comments? Awww  :-\

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2012, 05:22:10 PM »

i am in shock *scandalized*

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2012, 06:07:09 PM »

i am in shock *scandalized*
Why? Do you find it alarming that people don't think as you do?
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2012, 06:50:31 PM »

Where have all the Orthodox gone? It seems the "church" is now only a religion of jokesters.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2012, 06:53:37 PM »

Where have all the Orthodox gone? It seems the "church" is now only a religion of jokesters.

y so srs?


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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2012, 06:58:08 PM »
OMG OMG OMG ! Humanity is out of control. I know for a fact now that the Shaytan has descended upon Eastern Orthodox Christianity!

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« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2012, 07:04:05 PM »
OMG OMG OMG ! Humanity is out of control. I know for a fact now that the Shaytan has descended upon Eastern Orthodox Christianity!

So Islam it is. I heard that is is common in Muslim countries to use your hands for toilet paper. I can't say I blame you for starting this thread now.

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« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2012, 07:50:38 PM »
OMG OMG OMG ! Humanity is out of control. I know for a fact now that the Shaytan has descended upon Eastern Orthodox Christianity!

So Islam it is. I heard that is is common in Muslim countries to use your hands for toilet paper. I can't say I blame you for starting this thread now.

I sure hope they have industrial-strength soap in the restrooms.  :(

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2012, 08:46:21 PM »
No hand shaking?


What about the "bro fist" (aka Fist Bump)?

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2012, 10:10:29 PM »
Christians are suppose to kiss each other on both cheeks. I usually accept a hand shake from most secular people though. I never thought about where their hands have bin though. I would think that they wash there hand frequently enough to not transfer any germs. Most people are germaphobs these days. So i don't see an issue really. Unless off course there outward appearance is degrading at first glance. Than I would avoid contact.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2012, 10:40:38 PM »

Where have all the Orthodox gone? It seems the "church" is now only a religion of jokesters.

Maybe the joke is on you which is why everyone here is replying with jokes

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« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2012, 11:42:55 PM »

Where have all the Orthodox gone? It seems the "church" is now only a religion of jokesters.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2012, 01:35:51 AM »
Christians are suppose to kiss each other on both cheeks. I usually accept a hand shake from most secular people though. I never thought about where their hands have bin though. I would think that they wash there hand frequently enough to not transfer any germs. Most people are germaphobs these days. So i don't see an issue really. Unless off course there outward appearance is degrading at first glance. Than I would avoid contact.

Yeah, often in our church it was one small "kiss" on the right, then on the left, and then on the right again.   The kiss didn't always land though, and it was never a smooch.   Lemme tell ya, just be around 200+ clergy, 6 years old, on forgiveness Sunday.  Face was RAW and the left side twice as raw as the right.  Penance and forgiveness all in one package.   

I believe early on that the "holy kiss" was directly on the lips.  Wasn't there some writing or story of Polycarp doing this?
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« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2012, 09:00:18 AM »
Christians are suppose to kiss each other on both cheeks. I usually accept a hand shake from most secular people though. I never thought about where their hands have bin though. I would think that they wash there hand frequently enough to not transfer any germs. Most people are germaphobs these days. So i don't see an issue really. Unless off course there outward appearance is degrading at first glance. Than I would avoid contact.

Yeah, often in our church it was one small "kiss" on the right, then on the left, and then on the right again.   The kiss didn't always land though, and it was never a smooch.   Lemme tell ya, just be around 200+ clergy, 6 years old, on forgiveness Sunday.  Face was RAW and the left side twice as raw as the right.  Penance and forgiveness all in one package.   

I believe early on that the "holy kiss" was directly on the lips.  Wasn't there some writing or story of Polycarp doing this?

The way I always heard the story is that Judas kissed Jesus on one cheek with the kiss of betrayal. While Christians kiss on both cheeks. This is all from tradition. I don't know if it's a wives tale or if there is anything in written literature to substantiate the truth.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2012, 10:43:23 PM »
Heathen here, checking in. I've shaken hands with numerous Orthodox priests. 8)

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« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2012, 11:48:04 PM »
Heathen here, checking in. I've shaken hands with numerous Orthodox priests. 8)
Hopefully not with your right hand.
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« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2012, 11:49:22 PM »
Heathen here, checking in. I've shaken hands with numerous Orthodox priests. 8)
Hopefully not with your right hand.

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« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2012, 11:56:16 PM »


Fear of spontaneous combustion is just one reason I avoid handshakes
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2012, 10:05:18 AM »
Heathen here, checking in. I've shaken hands with numerous Orthodox priests. 8)
Hopefully not with your right hand.

With all my hands.

Are you implying you have three or more hands?
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2012, 11:55:11 AM »
No hand shaking?


What about the "bro fist" (aka Fist Bump)?

This is the only way of greeting people.  My brother and I were in Church together once during the Kiss of Peace, which they do at my Mother's church, and we instinctively fist bumped.  Luckily there were no babushkas around to chastise us.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #77 on: April 26, 2012, 12:54:39 PM »
Christians are suppose to kiss each other on both cheeks. I usually accept a hand shake from most secular people though. I never thought about where their hands have bin though. I would think that they wash there hand frequently enough to not transfer any germs. Most people are germaphobs these days. So i don't see an issue really. Unless off course there outward appearance is degrading at first glance. Than I would avoid contact.

Yeah, often in our church it was one small "kiss" on the right, then on the left, and then on the right again.   The kiss didn't always land though, and it was never a smooch.   Lemme tell ya, just be around 200+ clergy, 6 years old, on forgiveness Sunday.  Face was RAW and the left side twice as raw as the right.  Penance and forgiveness all in one package.   

I believe early on that the "holy kiss" was directly on the lips.  Wasn't there some writing or story of Polycarp doing this?

The way I always heard the story is that Judas kissed Jesus on one cheek with the kiss of betrayal. While Christians kiss on both cheeks. This is all from tradition. I don't know if it's a wives tale or if there is anything in written literature to substantiate the truth.

ouch. i have a habit of kissing on one cheek...  :-\

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #78 on: April 26, 2012, 01:12:01 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #79 on: April 26, 2012, 03:38:25 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...
I thank my Western Rite stars I dont have to worry about that.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2012, 03:47:56 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...
Seriously, my germaphobic mind would be worried about catching cold sores.   :D I know, I'm a crazy person.
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« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2012, 03:50:22 PM »
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #82 on: April 26, 2012, 04:44:42 PM »
It seems that Rod Dreher has linked to this thread

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/2012/04/24/masturbation-heathens-segregation-christians/



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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #83 on: April 26, 2012, 08:22:47 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...
I thank my Western Rite stars I dont have to worry about that.

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i looked for a western rite parish near me but there arent any! Atlanta has everything, so I figured there would be at least one.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2012, 09:02:14 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...

I always used to get nervous when the young ladies my age would kiss me at Church when I first became Orthodox.
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #85 on: April 26, 2012, 09:04:30 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...

I always used to get nervous when the young ladies my age would kiss me at Church when I first became Orthodox.

Sounds like a great thing for you!!! haha
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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2012, 11:29:08 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...

I always used to get nervous when the young ladies my age would kiss me at Church when I first became Orthodox.

Did this really happen? Quite different from entering a synagogue where you aren't even allowed to look at the women...

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2012, 11:48:48 PM »
There is no Orthodox Christian custom to kiss people at the kiss of peace in the Liturgy (well, the clergy do, and anciently the people did, but that's a long time since, and the sexes were segregated back then always). Nor shake hands.

If anybody is doing that, they are trying way too hard to be Cool and Really, Like, Hip.

It will fall flat. If it's a Cool American Happening Thing, the fad won't last long.

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #88 on: April 26, 2012, 11:52:11 PM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...

I always used to get nervous when the young ladies my age would kiss me at Church when I first became Orthodox.

Did this really happen? Quite different from entering a synagogue where you aren't even allowed to look at the women...

of course this happens! it's one of the best part of being Orthodox ;)

Usually reserved for forgiveness vespers or after liturgy during fellowship however :P

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Re: I do not believe in shaking hands.
« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2012, 12:24:55 AM »
the kissing is one thing that i had to get used to when first inquiring orthodoxy...

I always used to get nervous when the young ladies my age would kiss me at Church when I first became Orthodox.

Did this really happen? Quite different from entering a synagogue where you aren't even allowed to look at the women...

Yeah and quite often too. Not saying I don't enjoy it, but it is rather awkward and strange for me, turning red and all. Orthodoxy is what got me my first kiss, lol.
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
In the infinite wisdom of God, James can be all three.