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Metaphores, analogies etc.
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:59:28 AM »
To rectify some misunderstandings, in this post:

Original church???? "Original" with things made up hundreds of years after.

Why do you hate electricity so much?

even though I am fully baptized Orthodox and never was excommunicated).  

You did it by yourself.

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As an EO Christian (not currently practicing),

As a nonpracticing rapist...

I have not accused yeshuaisiam of being rapist. It was an analogy showing that his claims to be "non-practicing Orthodox Christian" have the same meaning as my claims to be non-practicing rapist. I technically am a non-practicing rapist (have all the stuff needed for rape etc.) but it sounds kinda silly, don't you think? One cannot be a non-practicing rapist, as well as a non-practicing Orthodox (or murdered, or nudist...).
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 01:32:47 PM »
Is this a non-practicing apology?  :P
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 01:34:19 PM »
Is this a non-practicing apology?  :P

It would be an apology if I had something to apologize for.
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 01:39:37 PM »
As a non-practicing moderator of this forum, I would lock this thread if I were practicing.  ;D
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 01:44:45 PM »
I was asked be several people to create it. Not, that I see any sense in that.
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 04:02:48 PM »
I was asked be several people to create it. Not, that I see any sense in that.
So just exactly what is supposed to be the point of this thread  ??? ?

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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 04:08:34 PM »
I was asked be several people to create it. Not, that I see any sense in that.
So just exactly what is supposed to be the point of this thread  ??? ?

Yes, what exactly IS the point of this thread?
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 04:11:00 PM »
You may speak metaphors in English in this thread.

Life is butterfly.  It opens from its frail coccoon, is beautiful for a short times and then dies.

 ;D
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 04:33:29 PM »
Life is butterfly.  It opens from its frail coccoon, is beautiful for a short times and then dies.

An alternative: Life is like a butterfly, for in your innocent naivete you may find yourself trapped by a collecter and nailed to a board for display in front of all his geek friends.

Admittedly, mine is a bit trickier to interpret and apply for most people.  8)

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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 04:41:20 PM »
Life is butterfly.  It opens from its frail coccoon, is beautiful for a short times and then dies.

An alternative: Life is like a butterfly, for in your innocent naivete you may find yourself trapped by a collecter and nailed to a board for display in front of all his geek friends.

Smile for similes!  :)
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 05:00:46 PM »
Like leaves on trees the race of man is found,
Now green in youth, now withering on the ground;
Another race the following spring supplies;
They fall successive, and successive rise:
That is the land of lost content,          
  I see it shining plain,   
The happy highways where I went   
  And cannot come again.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 08:41:42 AM »
Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking for help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, headed by a theoretical physicist, and two weeks of intensive on-site investigation took place. The scholars then returned to the university, notebooks crammed with data, where the task of writing the report was left to the team leader. Shortly thereafter the physicist returned to the farm, saying to the farmer "I have the solution, but it only works in the case of spherical cows in a vacuum."
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 09:52:16 AM »
I was asked be several people to create it. Not, that I see any sense in that.
So just exactly what is supposed to be the point of this thread  ??? ?

Public announcement I do not accuse yeshuaisiam of being rapist as some people thought I did.
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2013, 10:13:03 AM »
Since the title includes analogies.

Life is like Fox News, people try to make it fair and balanced but it never will be.

I heard that in response to a movie in which the main character says "life is fair."

EDIT: Now that I think about it, that could also fit into a simile.
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Re: Metaphores, analogies etc.
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 10:14:57 AM »
I was asked be several people to create it. Not, that I see any sense in that.
So just exactly what is supposed to be the point of this thread  ??? ?

Public announcement I do not accuse yeshuaisiam of being rapist as some people thought I did.
As further clarification, I too have not accused anyone of being a rapist.  I have also not called anyone a polywog, a curmudgeon, a bugaboo or a misanthrope   Whew!  glad we cleared these things up.
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 11:21:13 AM »
I have called several people curmudgeons :(

Though to be fair, I remember a guy posting on forums (Catholic? Protestant?) who had that as part of his username.

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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
I have called several people curmudgeons :(

I new thread is needed so you can pronounce your apology.  :police:
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 06:43:39 PM »
every time i see this thread pop back up, I wonder if a metaphore is like a semaphore... :)
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