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Offline Robert

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ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« on: December 14, 2004, 10:58:25 AM »
I ask that everyone go into their profile and select their religious affiliation!

Thank you!

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 11:00:55 AM »
It would also be nice if people entered their Date Of Birth and Geographic Location (at least the state they live in)
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 11:01:55 AM »
Definitely,

Thanks.


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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 11:03:21 AM »
Mine is a few days premature, but we'll just overlook that...
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 11:04:38 AM »
I need a new Religious Affiliation category of "Eastern Orthodox (Reformed)"

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 11:05:42 AM »
How about a religion of TomS

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 11:18:08 AM »
How about a religion of TomS

Wonderful suggestion!

Or perhaps we should set TomS as the Default and thereby insure that everyone corrects the designation ;)

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004, 11:23:15 AM »
Good call! A great way to force people to edit their profile.

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2004, 11:30:50 AM »
Good call! A great way to force people to edit their profile.


For those wishing to remain in the "TomS Eastern Orthodox (Reformed)" schismatic organization  - notice that I did not say Church? :0)

please PM me for an address to submit your yearly dues.

Thank you for your support!


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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2004, 12:01:51 PM »


For those wishing to remain in the "TomS Eastern Orthodox (Reformed)" schismatic organization - notice that I did not say Church? :0)

please PM me for an address to submit your yearly dues.

Thank you for your support!

Frankly, the only reason I am replying to our TomS's post is to preserve, by way of quotation, in his own words, his designation for his own heretical sect  ;D

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2004, 12:08:11 PM »
BTW - There is no "Oriental Orthodox" selection

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2004, 12:11:45 PM »
Yea i mean, monophysite? c'mon ;)

You forgot Graceless Heretic (tm) for the self-deprecating amongst us.
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2004, 12:12:25 PM »
Wait till Mor Ephrem gets on just so he can see it, then I'll switch it to Oriental Orthodox.


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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2004, 12:13:20 PM »
So THAT'S what friends are for... :P
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2004, 12:16:43 PM »
Frankly, the only reason I am replying to our TomS's post is to preserve, by way of quotation, in his own words, his designation for his own heretical sect ;D

Well, I guess I will give it 30 days or so and then I will start "sheep stealing" like a Roman Catholic in Russia!  :D
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2004, 01:50:05 PM »
from another thread:
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Yea, you can't put Eastern Orthodox in your profile until you are actually Orthodox. Robert's Rule.

pshaw.

altho, to be technical, catechumen's who have gone thru the service for becoming a catechumen are actually a part of the Orthodox Church.

let's not let this religious affiliation option on the profiles be a cause for judging each other's right to call themselves what they identify/affiliate with :P

btw, it may be helpful to include an "unsure" option for this, since it is not a black and white issue for many...i know there is an "other" option, but i think "unsure" is a bit more accurate for many :) or maybe "inquirer"
hmmmm...

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2004, 02:55:21 PM »
I think there should definitely be something like "EO/OO Catechumen/Inquirer" if we are going to continue with pre-set choices.  Ideally, I think you should get rid of choices and leave a blank space where they can type (with a max number of characters so it doesn't go overboard) because then people will be more inclined to state what they actually are instead of choosing one of the choices, clarifying it in a post somewhere, and then hope everyone sees it.  Leave a blank space and let them type it in. 

And get rid of Monophysite.  :)
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2004, 03:23:05 PM »
Catechumens are technically as Donna said in the Church they are to be received into so I don't know if I am for a separate field for that.

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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2004, 05:24:08 PM »
Yeah, but do you distinguish between catechumens who are formally so (those who have gone through the actual rite prescribed in the service books) and those who are so "by designation" (those who haven't gone through any rite, but are nevertheless preparing for reception)?  Catechumens may be "in the Church", but they are not so in the way that those who have already been received are "in the Church".  Although he could be given a church funeral. a catechumen cannot go to Communion, for example, until he is baptised and/or chrismated.  I think a separate category is appropriate.  But, again, I'd rather there be no options at all, and let the person write it in themselves.   
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Re: ATTENTION: Adding Religion
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2004, 10:08:58 AM »
I made religious affiliation a text field instead of a drop-down box.

I suggest everyone change theirs to best suit their situation.

Just click on your profile button on top and fill in your info!

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