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« on: August 16, 2013, 01:44:14 AM »

Groan! 

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 02:03:00 AM »

Is this another thread about accidie?   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 02:18:11 AM »

No, although it sounds a lot more dignified to call it accidie rather than sloth or something like that.  Tongue

No, I found myself groaning after reading inane post after inane post today.  And then I thought about the green poison control stickers I used to get in grade school to put on all the aerosol cans so that I could remind myself not to consume the contents.  The guy on the sticker is named Mr Yuk.  I felt like him today.  That's all.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 02:26:19 AM »

Oh, OK.  I thought Mr. Yuk was supposed to exemplify something from St. Evagrius' Praktikos.

Bummer.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 02:30:13 AM »

Sorry to upset you, Ms Theology.  Sheesh! 
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 02:39:36 AM »

One wonders what St. Evagrius, or any of the Desert Fathers, would have said about religious discussion forums.

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 05:12:38 AM »

One wonders what St. Evagrius, or any of the Desert Fathers, would have said about religious discussion forums.

St. Ephraim the Syrian said:
O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust for power and idle talk.
But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother. For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Blessed is the man that manages to post regularly on oc.net and not violate any of the above!
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 07:17:43 AM »

And then I thought about the green poison control stickers I used to get in grade school to put on all the aerosol cans so that I could remind myself not to consume the contents.  The guy on the sticker is named Mr Yuk.  I felt like him today.  That's all.

I remember that stuff. They must have done a good job drilling it into my head as a kid.

Mr. Yuk says no! Keep away! Do not touch!
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 10:43:44 AM »


Turn that frown, upside down!

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 11:32:18 AM »

He can touch his nose with his tongue?!
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 11:54:00 AM »

One wonders what St. Evagrius, or any of the Desert Fathers, would have said about religious discussion forums.

St. Ephraim the Syrian said:
O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, meddling, lust for power and idle talk.
But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity, humility, patience and love.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother. For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Blessed is the man that manages to post regularly on oc.net and not violate any of the above!

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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 01:08:14 PM »

Must have been the Wintergreen Snuff tobacco  Wink
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