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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2012, 12:07:19 AM »
In the link provided in the OP, there's another link to musician's who've converted to Orthodoxy.  Some are extremely suspect, like Eminem and Chris Cornell.  But I thought it was awesome to see Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode listed (although his conversion is by marriage to a Greek gal.)  Being a big fan of DM, it's still cool.  I just hope he... we all... stay sincere and serious.
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2012, 01:56:51 PM »
Yo Jackson, I'm really happy for you, and I'ma let you finish, but St. Basil the Great has one of the best invocations of all time!

OF ALL TIME!
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2012, 10:52:24 AM »
^ Love it.

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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2012, 10:19:31 PM »
I rejoice in his conversion to Orthodoxy, and I applaud his boldness in publicly expressing his faith. However, I will pose this question: What do you think has more influence and effect upon society, this actor's 15 second testimony of his Orthodox faith or the hundreds of hours of a godless soap opera which portrays a morality that runs contrary to an Orthodox worldview? I hope that now that he's Orthodox he will find another career. OK, let the ridicule begin.



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Ridicule, no.

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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2012, 12:03:48 AM »
In the link provided in the OP, there's another link to musician's who've converted to Orthodoxy.  Some are extremely suspect, like Eminem and Chris Cornell. 
Eminem? I'm highly skeptical.

But Chris Cornell is legit.
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2012, 06:25:14 AM »
In the link provided in the OP, there's another link to musician's who've converted to Orthodoxy.  Some are extremely suspect, like Eminem and Chris Cornell. 
Eminem? I'm highly skeptical.

But Chris Cornell is legit.

Yeah, the Eminem thing has been floated on here before, but no one gave an actual source. 
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2012, 07:43:00 AM »
Looked up this General Hospital thing. 12,000 episodes?!?!
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2012, 05:18:54 PM »
Unnecessary bump... Today was my first day back at church and this Jackson guy was there. I think I heard it mentioned that he is going to start attending at my parish. The first question I asked when I heard that he was on a soap was if he was the guy who gave that acceptance speech. Thank you OCnet for keeping me so well informed  :P
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2012, 05:33:54 PM »
I rejoice in his conversion to Orthodoxy, and I applaud his boldness in publicly expressing his faith. However, I will pose this question: What do you think has more influence and effect upon society, this actor's 15 second testimony of his Orthodox faith or the hundreds of hours of a godless soap opera which portrays a morality that runs contrary to an Orthodox worldview? I hope that now that he's Orthodox he will find another career. OK, let the ridicule begin.



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Ridicule, no.

Agree with you 100%.
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How about the fact that he is an actor that makes a living off of it?
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2012, 05:39:53 PM »
Looked up this General Hospital thing. 12,000 episodes?!?!
It's been on the air since the early 1960s.
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Re: Jackson's Orthodox Acceptance Speech at the Emmys
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2012, 03:20:59 PM »