Rachel, speaking formally as this section's moderator, I must say that I am quite disturbed by your apparent refusal to answer questions directly and your aggressive attacks on our Orthodox faith, both of which appear to have derailed this thread from its original purpose. I'm also going to have to take some time to read this thread more deeply, since I've been gone for so long, and this thread started AND blew up into a 20-page tome all during my month-long absence. Therefore, this thread is locked until I can complete my review and determine what actions are appropriate. Until then, I urge you to tone down your aggression and start engaging us in actual dialogue, which means giving a direct answer to every question posed of you.
The section you refer to is in an area of your website for Orthodox-Protestant discussion. I would take it as read that anyone holding a protestant viewpoint would differ from an Orthodox viewpoint. It would appear that you are not happy to debate differences which is sad. If you are convinced you have the truth why should conflicting views bother you? We are told by scripture to 'have an answer.' I have debated my viewpoint to the best of my ability and am quite content for those who hold an Orthodox viewpoint to do likewise. That both sides hold strong views is to be expected. I have taken no offence when my views are 'attacked' - it is the nature of a debate. I have not even taken offence when not 'my views' but 'myself' has been attacked. Some examples of which are:
If you are attempting to make a point, you should prove it. This is taught in basic high school composition classes. -Maria
Then go back to grade school and learn how to read. Or possibly go see an optometrist and get some glasses. -Dcommini
Am I typing too fast for you, or are you just naive? – JamesR
Well, you're a lightheaded fool. That's not an accusation; just an observation on my part – JamesR
Oh yes, pardon me...I forgot we are speaking with "Saint" Rachel, without sin.
Darling, we constantly sin through out our life.-Dpaula
you dirty Zionist. –JamesR
you crafty snake you – JamesR
Am I typing too fast for you, honey? –JamesR
Your reading comprehension is utterly lacking or non-existent –Dcommini
I would understand your discontent if I had sought to put my views in non-debating areas of your website. But come on, it is in Orthodox-Protestant discussion.