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« on: November 20, 2013, 03:17:07 PM »

Out of interest, how many on this forum are converts and how many were raised with the religion?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 03:21:43 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 03:26:00 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 03:31:35 PM »

Cradle. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 03:33:01 PM »

I was a convert...
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 03:48:53 PM »

I am a convert from Roman Catholicism (Cradle Catholic). In my journey I went from Melkite Eastern Catholicism to Orthodox Christianity.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 03:51:42 PM »

I am a convert from Roman Catholicism.

ditto
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 03:51:53 PM »

Also a convert  - RC to Byzantine Ruthenian Church to Orthodox.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 04:02:58 PM »

Cradle
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 04:03:16 PM »

Cradle.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 04:11:57 PM »

Convert from atheism
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 04:31:42 PM »

Convert. From the Lutheran Church.
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 05:43:00 PM »

Convert.  Via Roman Catholicism.  Not officially a catechumen.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 05:47:56 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2013, 05:56:35 PM »

I'm a convert. Born into Presbyterianism, kicked out of that church at age 14 for being a bad influence and difficult after my mother passed away, spent the following decade in a fog of agnosticism and doing the kinds of things JamesR is sometimes frustrated that Orthodoxy doesn't want us to do (just to be clear, I mean being a party animal), joined the RCC, was there for 5-6 years, left, joined the Coptic Orthodox Church after about three years of study (attending liturgies since August of 2011, but I wasn't baptized until last year). I need a nap just thinking about it.
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2013, 06:35:37 PM »

Cradle, for better or worse.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2013, 07:05:19 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2013, 07:16:29 PM »

Convert from unsure--->Salvation Army--->Assemblies of God--->Presbyterianism--->brief stopover in Anglicanism--->Eastern Orthodoxy.  Received into the Orthodox Church 4 1/2 months ago. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2013, 08:45:04 PM »

Convert, from Roman Catholicism.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2013, 08:53:53 PM »

I'm stashko.




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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2013, 08:56:42 PM »

What is a stashko?

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2013, 09:16:41 PM »

What is a stashko?



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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 09:20:59 PM »

Roman Catholic to Eastern Catholic converted too Orthodoxy, am home at last !
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 09:31:00 PM »

Convert from Southern Baptist.
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 09:56:29 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2013, 09:58:02 PM »

What is a stashko?



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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2013, 10:13:53 PM »

Convert, Evangelical Covenant to Open Bible Churches (kind of a really tame Pentecostal) to Orthodox Catachumen...

and since your likely waiting for someone to ask...

You missed the best part.

What's the best part?
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2013, 10:27:17 PM »

Cradle. Adding a poll might be interesting ... could even expand ie.to list major religious denominations from which some have xonverted
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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2013, 10:30:07 PM »

Convert.  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2013, 11:00:35 PM »

Convert from RC and Heinz 57.
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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2013, 11:35:38 PM »

Cradle. Adding a poll might be interesting ... could even expand ie.to list major religious denominations from which some have xonverted

Fwiw there is this one...

I think there's a more recent one, but I can't find it...
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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2013, 11:35:59 PM »

Convert from Judaism, with some agnosticism mixed in on both sides.
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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2013, 12:22:39 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2013, 03:10:31 AM »

What is a stashko?



A legend.

Actually, fairly intelligent guy despite his spelling and overusage of emoticons. I miss him.
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« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2013, 03:30:46 AM »

Baptised as an infant. Can't say I was totally raised in the faith, yet (coupled with the baptism) it was enough for me to be able to remain in an intimate contact with God my entire life, from as early as I can remember myself until now, going through many and various phases, including New Age and antitheism, then returning back to Christianity.
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« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2013, 09:05:00 AM »

What is a stashko?



A legend.

Actually, fairly intelligent guy despite his spelling and overusage of emoticons. I miss him.

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« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2013, 09:17:06 AM »

I loved his stuff on converts. If you ain't cradle you ain't much Orthodox.

Go back to your Protestantism lol.
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« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2013, 02:28:46 PM »

Cradle/convert

Born in mixed family (Polish Catholic - Serbian Orthodox), baptised at the age of 7 in RC Church by no my choice, raised in some way in both denominations, eventually chrismated voluntary and consciously in the Orthodox Church at the age of 20.

That's why I don't feel so convert (my catechumenate lasted for 2 and half month), I just say I came back to the faith of my fathers

I've know a few people with practically identical situation, including my family. It should be the third option (even the fourth one, if we count Orthodox who had abandoned the Church but then have come back)


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« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2013, 03:05:43 PM »

Although I've been reading this forum for a few years, don't remember the person Huh

Stashko's profile, his last post was back in 2012. I just remember him really disliking Armenian vestments for some reason.
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2013, 03:14:27 PM »

I just remember him really disliking Armenian vestments for some reason.

How weird of him. 
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Although I've been reading this forum for a few years, don't remember the person Huh

Stashko's profile, his last post was back in 2012.

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I just remember him really disliking Armenian vestments for some reason.

How weird of him. 
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« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2013, 03:56:41 PM »

Convert from RC and Heinz 57.

Did you convert to A1? If not, you are still under anathema.
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« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2013, 04:17:58 PM »

Out of interest, how many on this forum are converts and how many were raised with the religion?

The wife and I are converts.  (both former RC's)
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« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2013, 04:20:51 PM »

Convert from atheism

From Atheism,  now that's quite a leap.  Mind telling us in a few words about that journey?
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« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2013, 04:25:08 PM »

WWCG->UMC->RC->Orthodox

Yup. Convert. Wouldn't change it for anything.

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