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Offline WPM

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I'm no longer a Protestant
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:48:30 AM »
Just to let you know that I'm no longer a Protestant ... I've fully converted to EasternReligion
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 05:06:47 AM »
Just to let you know that I'm no longer a Protestant ... I've fully converted to EasternReligion


What is EasternReligion?
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 05:40:21 AM »
Just to let you know that I'm no longer a Protestant ... I've fully converted to EasternReligion


What is EasternReligion?

The general auspices of Eastern Christianity. (And some Buddhism)

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 05:49:38 AM »
Hmm, not to pee on your parade or anything, but I was not aware you could convert to the "general auspices" (not sure what this means in this context) of something as vague as "eastern Christianity" (or, if you can, you could do that and retain whatever Buddhist things you do). Were you baptized in a particular church? Are you under a canonical Orthodox bishop? It's hard to tell what has actually happened here, so I don't know what I'd be congratulating you for.

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 05:54:35 AM »
Hmm, not to pee on your parade or anything, but I was not aware you could convert to the "general auspices" (not sure what this means in this context) of something as vague as "eastern Christianity" (or, if you can, you could do that and retain whatever Buddhist things you do). Were you baptized in a particular church? Are you under a canonical Orthodox bishop? It's hard to tell what has actually happened here, so I don't know what I'd be congratulating you for.


The "general auspices" of the EO church and the Russian tradition means loosely affiliated and nominally associated.

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 06:31:04 AM »
Good luck on your continued journey :)

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 02:58:02 PM »
So, you traded one buffet for another?

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 03:03:29 PM »
 ??? ... The buffet at the local Mexican restaurant is mighty good!  :D
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 03:16:09 PM »
??? ... The buffet at the local Mexican restaurant is mighty good!  :D
But is it a Protestant Mexican buffet or EasternReligion Mexican buffet?
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 03:49:57 PM »
I'm not sure what seems to be the problem? You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 05:12:15 PM »
I'm not sure what seems to be the problem? You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 06:19:52 PM »
They are making light of your reference to Buddhism.  Choosing some Orthodox beliefs and some Buddhists beliefs is not unlike the Protestant picking what doctrines and practices they like and dislike and making a religion out of it.
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 09:45:34 AM »
They are making light of your reference to Buddhism.  Choosing some Orthodox beliefs and some Buddhists beliefs is not unlike the Protestant picking what doctrines and practices they like and dislike and making a religion out of it.
^This.

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2014, 10:42:48 AM »
I kind of feel like you are doing a disservice to both religions, but okay.
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 12:23:46 PM »
Buddhism is something I study as a hobby.
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 01:53:11 PM »
You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

Yes...please do, WPM  ;).

It is as yet unclear to me as to whether or not you have been baptized (or chrismated, having already been baptized in another church) into the Orthodox Church and partake of the Holy Sacraments.
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2014, 02:25:07 PM »
I was chrismated at a WR Orthodox service in 2007. So I am Orthodox, specifically the Eastern Orthodox Catholic flavor of the many branches of Christianity.

I was also interested in the some of the Tibetan Buddhist practices. Just because

Could not find a specific practice for Christianity .. Except Prayer and Worship (Worshipping in-concerto with the Russian Rocor liturgy) ..
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 02:42:59 PM »
You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

Yes...please do, WPM  ;).

It is as yet unclear to me as to whether or not you have been baptized (or chrismated, having already been baptized in another church) into the Orthodox Church and partake of the Holy Sacraments.

The Baptism by the Triple-Immersion formula? Such as Jesus being baptized by John in the river?..

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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 02:47:54 PM »
You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

Yes...please do, WPM  ;).

It is as yet unclear to me as to whether or not you have been baptized (or chrismated, having already been baptized in another church) into the Orthodox Church and partake of the Holy Sacraments.

The Baptism by the Triple-Immersion formula? Such as Jesus being baptized by John in the river?..

I mean baptized "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".
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Re: I'm no longer a Protestant
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2014, 02:55:13 PM »
You need to explain further. So I can understand what you actually mean

Yes...please do, WPM  ;).

It is as yet unclear to me as to whether or not you have been baptized (or chrismated, having already been baptized in another church) into the Orthodox Church and partake of the Holy Sacraments.



The Baptism by the Triple-Immersion formula? Such as Jesus being baptized by John in the river?..

I mean baptized "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit".

Yes of course, baptized as a baby long time ago. (My mom attends a local Lutheran church, while I would rather attend Orthodox services).
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