Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
If we have God in the form of the Church than we don`t need him in any other form.The institutional Church though has no intrinsical power in itself.. The institutional Church cannot do things for us we still need to do them.We cannot appeal directly and intrinsically to the institutional Church and the institutional Church has no power to make things happen to us.. The institutional Church stands at the mercy of God, thus it cannot be God..
The institutional Church can`t NEVER be equal to God, in the most blessed ocassions it can be in a RELATIONSHIP with God.
This gross idolatrization of the institutional denominational Church needs to end..
It is obvious that you are not Orthodox. Why do you still list yourself as such? It does not matter if you were Orthodox, since you are by definition apostate. It seems as if your religion is Hindu. Why not just list yourself as such and be honest with yourself and us?
Instead of imparting why don`t you give us an answer Father?
Who is "us," are you talking about when you say "give us,"--other Hindus? Are you saying that those of Moses' seat have no right to judge? Indeed, they do, but must not do so with partiality, but rather "judge with righteous judgment."
But to answer your question, since you will not, I know why you still list yourself this way--namely so that you can get away with posting in the faith forum contrary to the rules without getting caught. Nice way around moderation, but will not work forever, though.
No disrespect father, but is that the most productive way to deal with somebody who is declining in Orthodox? Azul may come in and out of disillusionment with Orthodox, but we shouldn't suddenly excommunicate or cry conspiracy. Perhaps our brother is going through it, but if we Orthodox are drawing arbitrary lines in the sand, will that invite our brother back to the fold? Honestly, I think Azul is classy enough to speak his mind without having to hind behind pretexts, and I doubt he is overly considered with the opinions of the mods here. That being said, I feel that Azul is having a spiritual battle with the Orthodox Church, but it is not that he is entirely opposed, so much as again, dealing with disillusionment. And for what it is worth, if this forum was all I knew of Orthodox, I would walk away from it too. Luckily, I attend my parish strongly, and don't worry to much about the nonsense I read and in the news sometimes, but this place is hardly Orthodox itself sometimes
as a note to Azul: remember, that the Church is a spiritual hospital, and so if you see people who appear sick in their hearts or minds, it is understandable, but know that they and us all are trying to get better, through the Grace of God, hence why we came to the hospital in the first place.