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Offline William

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Orthodoxy and adventure
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:15:32 PM »
Can an Orthodox Christian be an adventurer?
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 12:19:24 PM »
By this, do you mean someone who likes to go mountain climbing, hang-gliding and stuff like that?

I can't think why not.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 12:37:34 PM »
This is going to be a funny thread.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 12:47:58 PM »
Perhaps you've heard of Mr. Vladimir Putin?  :police:

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 12:49:33 PM »
I laughed.  :)

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 01:07:21 PM »
Can an Orthodox Christian be an adventurer?

Of course. That's why we have OC.net.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 01:20:50 PM »
This is a very silly question:


Surely Orthodoxy is -the- Church of Adventure, with a long history of explorers and thus adventure. Our Adventure credentials can be traced all the way back to the Apostles who were sent off to exotic lands!

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 01:34:08 PM »
Perhaps you've heard of Mr. Vladimir Putin?  :police:

He is an "Action Man"  ;)

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 01:42:01 PM »
Perhaps you've heard of Mr. Vladimir Putin?  :police:

He is an "Action Man"  ;)

Or 'Traction Man', depending on who you ask. ;)
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 01:42:11 PM »
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 01:44:35 PM »
"This is the thrilling romance of Orthodoxy. People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy." - G.K. Chesterton

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 03:48:03 PM »
Of course!

Even the nominal Orthodox go into the great forests now and then and search for a cave to live in for the rest of their days, sadly most of us only stay there for a night or so.

Rocks aren't great to sleep on.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 12:17:43 AM »
Have you read The Way of a Pilgrim?
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 02:09:14 AM »
The lives of many Saints have been adventurous.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 02:14:34 AM »
Can an Orthodox Christian be an adventurer?

I think so,

Unless it means demanding an adventure from God, and then hating him and his creation when an adventure is not provided which sufficiently accords with one's fantasies.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 02:20:39 AM »
Isn't salvation already enough adventure for most of us?  ???

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 12:01:20 PM »
You haven't lived until you are lost in a national forest without a map.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 12:04:50 PM »
Isn't salvation already enough adventure for most of us?  ???

Now that's good.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2013, 12:16:43 PM »
Orthodoxy, it's not a job, it's an adventure.

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2013, 12:17:26 PM »
If I had the money, I would probably travel all the time. The biggest problem would be to find a church.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2013, 12:30:30 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2013, 12:42:01 PM »
Maybe something cool like Indiana Jones?
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2013, 12:48:10 PM »
Maybe something cool like Indiana Jones?

Crystal skulls cool or Lost Ark cool?  There's a difference.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2013, 12:49:36 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

I bet it has something to do with a long lost city in South America and a language no one can decipher :)

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2013, 01:42:23 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

I bet it has something to do with a long lost city in South America and a language no one can decipher :)

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2013, 01:54:37 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

I bet it has something to do with a long lost city in South America and a language no one can decipher :)

If there are no crystal skulls involved, I'm not interested.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2013, 02:14:40 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

I bet it has something to do with a long lost city in South America and a language no one can decipher :)

Churc Slavonic in South America?

I don't know about Church Slavonic, but some claim we got Phoenician inscriptions, extra-terrestrials and dimmensional gates in Brazil.

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 07:04:48 PM »
I want to travel to new places and see new things.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2013, 07:07:53 PM »
You haven't lived until you are lost in a national forest without a map.

I once did that. I tried to find my way to the stables (long story) and ended up taking a wrong turn. I found myself in a forest and just kept going. I ended up in front of a palace where the crown prince lives.
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2013, 07:12:17 PM »
"Without going outside you can know the whole world. Without looking out the window you can understand the way of heaven. The more you seek the less you understand. Therefore, the sage knows without traveling, understands without seeing, and accomplishes without doing." - Tao Te Ching

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2013, 09:10:05 PM »
I want to travel to new places and see new things.

Why wouldn't you be able to be Orthodox and do that?  :)
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2013, 09:19:28 PM »
If I had the money, I would probably travel all the time. The biggest problem would be to find a church.

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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2013, 09:19:57 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

Hopefully the opposite of adventuress.
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Re: Orthodoxy and adventure
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2013, 09:20:41 PM »
What does the OP mean by "adventurer"? 

I bet it has something to do with a long lost city in South America and a language no one can decipher :)

Churc Slavonic in South America?


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