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Re: All Things Cats
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« Reply #316 on: December 06, 2017, 02:00:17 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #317 on: December 06, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »
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« Reply #319 on: December 06, 2017, 03:59:06 PM »
Monastery of St Nicholas of the Cats

During the Turkish invasion, the Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Cats was completely destroyed and its residing monks slaughtered or taken into captivity

And what were the cats doing through all this? Ingrates.
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« Reply #320 on: December 06, 2017, 04:04:41 PM »
If my last name was Katz and I had a daughter, I'd definitely name her Kitty.

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« Reply #322 on: December 07, 2017, 01:14:06 AM »


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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #323 on: December 12, 2017, 12:39:20 AM »
I think maybe the second thing to the worst thing about my life is that I don't have a cat; and I can't help but think that maybe it's because I spat upon one as a youth. However, I have "sponsored" some stray cats since then. Not that that makes it okay.
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« Reply #327 on: January 23, 2018, 10:40:08 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #328 on: February 20, 2018, 12:06:00 PM »


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MORE REASONS WHY NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS ARE THE BEST:

The colloquial term for them is “skogkatten”.

They’re also called “fairy cats” in Norway, because they’re so pretty.

They run down trees headfirst.

They’re fricking gigantic and they purr really loud.

They literally walk over snow like motherloving Legolas.

In Norse mythology, skogkatts pull the goddess Freya’s carriage.

Who doesn’t want a carriage pulled by cats?

Viking cats. End of story.
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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #329 on: February 20, 2018, 01:17:43 PM »
those are actually Siberian cats in the picture...


https://mymodernmet.com/siberian-cats-alla-lebedeva/

its the 10th picture down...


My two Siberians are still babies, but they are fuzzy and wonderful!

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« Reply #330 on: February 20, 2018, 03:34:32 PM »
The major political event of the last decade was when Dmitri Medvedev's Siberian cat got beat up by Mikhail Gorbachev's Siberian cat.
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« Reply #331 on: February 20, 2018, 04:25:14 PM »
here are actual pictures of M's cat....who died in 2014 i believe...


http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/fragment/frag11.html

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« Reply #332 on: February 20, 2018, 04:28:44 PM »
Santa Claus II and his crew killed 6,126 cats

http://ecclesiastes911.net/santa_claus/

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« Reply #333 on: February 21, 2018, 04:43:11 AM »
Odd that you should call him "Santa Claus II" when there were so many St. Nicholas' in between.
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« Reply #334 on: February 21, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
Or rather "St. Nicholases," I suppose.
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« Reply #335 on: February 21, 2018, 10:40:19 PM »
Or rather "St. Nicholases," I suppose.

Saints Nicholas?

Santa Claus II and his crew killed 6,126 cats

http://ecclesiastes911.net/santa_claus/

Whatever point you might have made about the brutality of 19th Century European hunting culture is drowned out by the immaturity of the article.

Name-calling and naked emotional appeals via equivocating lynx with domestic kittens is not very academic of you.
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« Reply #336 on: February 21, 2018, 10:41:40 PM »
If my last name was Katz and I had a daughter, I'd definitely name her Kitty.

no, not serious

Oh good. Because I was going to add, "And then she'd grow up to disown you."
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« Reply #337 on: February 21, 2018, 10:59:00 PM »
Or rather "St. Nicholases," I suppose.

Saints Nicholas?

I considered it but while that form of pluralizing works with surnames (where you can reverse the order of the words and it still sounds fine), it comes off all wrong with forenames.
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« Reply #338 on: February 22, 2018, 05:14:01 PM »
Whatever point you might have made about the brutality of 19th Century European hunting culture is drowned out by the immaturity of the article.

Name-calling and naked emotional appeals via equivocating lynx with domestic kittens is not very academic of you.
And who is "equivocating" a lynx with a cat? Perhaps, you. "Lynx" is a different entry from "cat" in the list as it is easy to read and to check.

Even without reading it is obvious that Santa Claus II could not kill that many lynxes since the number may be even bigger than their whole population.

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« Reply #339 on: February 22, 2018, 06:52:35 PM »
You should have transcribed and translated the hunting reports, Simkins; it would have made for a more interesting article.

It would also have cut away any ambiguity and made clear that those cats (and dogs) are specifically listed as strays. Undoubtedly this meant feral cats more than anything, and probably included some wildcats too.

Given the tsar's own reporting of his hunts and the fact that he only mentions killing some three cats, it's not likely he culled all that many feral colonies himself.
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« Reply #340 on: February 22, 2018, 07:19:16 PM »
Whatever point you might have made about the brutality of 19th Century European hunting culture is drowned out by the immaturity of the article.

Name-calling and naked emotional appeals via equivocating lynx with domestic kittens is not very academic of you.
And who is "equivocating" a lynx with a cat? Perhaps, you. "Lynx" is a different entry from "cat" in the list as it is easy to read and to check.

Even without reading it is obvious that Santa Claus II could not kill that many lynxes since the number may be even bigger than their whole population.

I didn't know that shooting stray cats was ever a thing. My apologies.
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« Reply #341 on: February 22, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
I didn't know that shooting stray cats was ever a thing. My apologies.
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« Reply #342 on: February 22, 2018, 09:17:39 PM »
The Tsar and his family were sainted not for the way they lived, but for the way they died. Venerating St. Nicholas does not require excusing his behavior.

I think I'd rather have a religion that includes a few Saints who got up to all kinds of immoral behavior in life. I'm a piece of trash who will be saved (if at all) at the last hour, too.

Glad you're perfect, though.
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« Reply #343 on: February 23, 2018, 08:43:24 PM »
The Tsar and his family were sainted not for the way they lived, but for the way they died.
So we should worship Santa Claus II for he did not language removed —Mina his pants when he was murdered?
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« Reply #344 on: February 23, 2018, 09:49:33 PM »
Yeah, pretty sure you're being deliberately obtuse...
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« Reply #345 on: February 23, 2018, 10:32:33 PM »
This thread is about cats.

He's deliberately pulling our collective chains.
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« Reply #346 on: February 26, 2018, 04:38:23 PM »
Yeah, pretty sure you're being deliberately obtuse...
Perhaps such clever scientist as yourself could do a statistical study of the efficiency of the prayers to Santa Claus II. Of the sort the medics do to study the efficiency of drugs.

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« Reply #347 on: February 26, 2018, 05:27:01 PM »
Yeah, pretty sure you're being deliberately obtuse...
Perhaps such clever scientist as yourself could do a statistical study of the efficiency of the prayers to Santa Claus II. Of the sort the medics do to study the efficiency of drugs.

One could make the same argument against prayer in general, including what ever spiritual practices Gnostics like you have.

The point of prayer is not to get things out of God, but to express our love for Him and His glory.
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« Reply #348 on: February 26, 2018, 05:43:09 PM »
Ignore Simkins. It is both the thing he needs and fears the most.
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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #349 on: February 26, 2018, 07:50:45 PM »
The editor is not happy with interruptions in the writing.

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« Reply #350 on: February 27, 2018, 05:55:31 PM »
The Tsar and his family were sainted not for the way they lived, but for the way they died.
So we should worship Santa Claus II for he did not language removed —Mina his pants when he was murdered?


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« Reply #351 on: March 16, 2018, 03:04:32 PM »
One could make the same argument against prayer in general, including what ever spiritual practices Gnostics like you have.
Radio Gnostics do not pray but communicate with Pleroma by means of radio waves.

The point of prayer is not to get things out of God, but to express our love for Him and His glory.
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« Reply #352 on: March 16, 2018, 03:37:30 PM »
One could make the same argument against prayer in general, including what ever spiritual practices Gnostics like you have.
Radio Gnostics do not pray but communicate with Pleroma by means of radio waves.

The point of prayer is not to get things out of God, but to express our love for Him and His glory.
But in reality all of them are requests for medical and financial aid:

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For Trading
St. Paraskeva

For Headaches
Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna

For Eyes
St. Paraskeva

For Ears
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For Teeth
St. Antipas of Pergamum

For Hernias & Intestinal Disorders
Holy Great Martyr Artemius
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For Throat
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For Finding Employment
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A relationship of loving and grateful trust, as of a good child to a good Father, will include plenty of naive requests like this -- and Christ teaches his followers that his Father is happy to hear them -- but also a deep acceptance of the Father's wisdom if such gifts are not to be had. To Volnutt's point, such a relationship is for our growth and God's glory. The critic perceives none of this.
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« Reply #353 on: March 16, 2018, 03:53:14 PM »
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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #355 on: March 16, 2018, 06:48:32 PM »
It was a dark and stormy night; the snow fell in cascades — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets, rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

A cat was sitting on a snowbank when suddenly a figure condensed out of fog. A Santa Claus. But a weird one: with a rifle across his back. Santa Claus aimed at the kitty and pulled the trigger. The kitty dropped dead.   Santa Claus picked it up and put in his sack, already full of shot cats and pups. He spots another victim. But - oh miracle - there is a clearing in the sky and a leather-clad figure glides down on large leather wings. This is Sverdlov. In his hand he holds Comrade Mauser,  charged with silver bullets. Sverdlov pulls the trigger. Santa Claus fells to the ground. The kitten is saved. Sverdlov picks it up and raises back into the air smoothly swinging his elegant wings. He brings the rescued cat to Lenin.

 

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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #356 on: March 16, 2018, 06:53:51 PM »
One could make the same argument against prayer in general, including what ever spiritual practices Gnostics like you have.
Radio Gnostics do not pray but communicate with Pleroma by means of radio waves.

The point of prayer is not to get things out of God, but to express our love for Him and His glory.
But in reality all of them are requests for medical and financial aid:

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For Trading
St. Paraskeva

For Headaches
Holy New Martyr Demas of Smyrna

For Eyes
St. Paraskeva

For Ears
St. Spyridon the Wonderworker

For Teeth
St. Antipas of Pergamum

For Hernias & Intestinal Disorders
Holy Great Martyr Artemius
St. Artemius of Verkola

For Throat
St. Blaise of Sebastia

For Finding Employment
St. Xenia of St. Petersburg
http://www.saintbarbara.org/growing_in_christ/praying_to_the_saints

A relationship of loving and grateful trust, as of a good child to a good Father, will include plenty of naive requests like this -- and Christ teaches his followers that his Father is happy to hear them -- but also a deep acceptance of the Father's wisdom if such gifts are not to be had. To Volnutt's point, such a relationship is for our growth and God's glory. The critic perceives none of this.

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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #357 on: March 17, 2018, 07:54:19 AM »


Love it so much, that I showed it to my mum ;)
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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #358 on: March 17, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
A relationship of loving and grateful trust, as of a good child to a good Father, will include plenty of naive requests like this -- and Christ teaches his followers that his Father is happy to hear them -- but also a deep acceptance of the Father's wisdom if such gifts are not to be had. To Volnutt's point, such a relationship is for our growth and God's glory. The critic perceives none of this.
I did not suggest that the prayers for medical help should always give a result. I was talking about any result whatsoever. Apparently there is none. Since health insurance companies do not offer discounts to praying people. Just like boat insurers do not charge additional fees for going through Bermuda Triangle.


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Re: All Things Cats
« Reply #359 on: March 17, 2018, 05:19:25 PM »
A relationship of loving and grateful trust, as of a good child to a good Father, will include plenty of naive requests like this -- and Christ teaches his followers that his Father is happy to hear them -- but also a deep acceptance of the Father's wisdom if such gifts are not to be had. To Volnutt's point, such a relationship is for our growth and God's glory. The critic perceives none of this.
I did not suggest that the prayers for medical help should always give a result. I was talking about any result whatsoever. Apparently there is none. Since health insurance companies do not offer discounts to praying people. Just like boat insurers do not charge additional fees for going through Bermuda Triangle.

I don't think it's possible for them to not give any result whatsoever. At the very least, the act of prayer can give comfort to the afflicted.
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