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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3060 on: September 22, 2016, 09:35:07 AM »
It's more likely that they included him to further their secular social justice agenda. I've been reading a great deal on Fr. Seraphim Rose lately, and they've become precisely the modern institution he detested, carrying on at length about temporal issues but removing Christ from the equation.

I've narrowed my patron/name down to a shortlist of four:

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2. Tsar Nicholas II - I'm a huge supporter of monarchy - to the extent that absolute monarchy is my ideal form of government - and the last Tsar gave up his life in the fight first against liberalism, and then against the Satanic forces of Marxism which brought death and destruction on an unprecedented scale to Russia. when doing so quite literally got thousands of others killed.

Do you care to explain where you're going with that? I'm assuming it's a provocation of some sort.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3061 on: September 22, 2016, 09:36:17 AM »
There are social justice agendas and there are social justice agendas.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3062 on: September 22, 2016, 10:05:10 AM »
MLK's "secular social agenda" was not only OK but very Christian. I'm sure there is a world between what he preached and Black Lives Matter or whatever.

But I agree with you and with Blessed Seraphim in this issue.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3063 on: September 22, 2016, 10:05:28 AM »
There are social justice agendas and there are social justice agendas.

And canonisations to support them.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3064 on: September 22, 2016, 04:51:10 PM »
Canonising Milk, on the other hand, is pure evil even at the core of its intentions.

Milk hasn't been put on our calendar, even in the "we haven't approved this even though we still have it" Holy Women, Holy Men, and I cannot see that he will be. This is just something Lentz made up.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3065 on: September 22, 2016, 04:55:42 PM »
It's more likely that they included him to further their secular social justice agenda. I've been reading a great deal on Fr. Seraphim Rose lately, and they've become precisely the modern institution he detested, carrying on at length about temporal issues but removing Christ from the equation.

I've narrowed my patron/name down to a shortlist of four:

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2. Tsar Nicholas II - I'm a huge supporter of monarchy - to the extent that absolute monarchy is my ideal form of government - and the last Tsar gave up his life in the fight first against liberalism, and then against the Satanic forces of Marxism which brought death and destruction on an unprecedented scale to Russia. when doing so quite literally got thousands of others killed.

Do you care to explain where you're going with that? I'm assuming it's a provocation of some sort.

As far as political agenda saints are concerned it's hard to go wrong with Nicholas II. Tikhon is on our calendar for a bunch of reasons, between martyrdom and his personal relationship with PECUSA, but don't hold that against him.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3066 on: September 24, 2016, 08:05:10 AM »
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A series of Byzantine-style icons of Star Wars characters. A playful parody of the worship and adoration that fans like me give to these iconic (pun intended) figures.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3067 on: September 24, 2016, 10:14:07 AM »
Oh, jeemony.  :o
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3068 on: September 24, 2016, 05:11:02 PM »
@Dominika Lol. And this is not just a joke; he's selling them!  ;D
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #3069 on: Today at 10:44:27 AM »
I don't remember if this one has made the cut before, but:

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