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Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?

Yes, why not?
No, never, or almost never.
Sometimes, but only privately with my spouse.
In the past I have done these wicked deeds, but I have now repented.
I only dance Greek traditional dances and go with the flow.
No, but I enjoy watching Dancing with the Stars. Any difference?

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2015, 10:50:25 AM »
Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.

So's your mama.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2015, 11:06:00 AM »
Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.

So's your mama.

Your mama has a beard!
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2015, 11:07:03 AM »
Knock off the 'your mama' jokes, both of you.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2015, 11:52:40 AM »
Im a musician. Musicians don't or shouldn't dance.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2015, 01:04:54 PM »


My favorite part is the guy in the back who is twirling around.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2015, 02:11:12 PM »
I almost danced once. But I stopped short, because I was afraid to touch the girl's hand, lest I fall into sin, like that night I gave her girl a kiss on the cheek when I took her home. I had to eat bread and water for a week. And in the words of Sweet Brown, ain't nobody got time for that. Those warm and fuzzy feelings are very evil.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2015, 02:12:38 PM »
Double post.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2015, 05:44:50 PM »
Orthodoxinfo Clean-shaven priests is bs.

Fixed.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2015, 10:03:52 PM »
Orthodoxinfo Clean-shaven priests is bs.

Fixed.

Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.
so are reanimated corpses that suck people's blood.

So is all the fanny wagging that goes on in Dancing with the Stars.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2015, 10:07:28 PM »
Orthodoxinfo Clean-shaven priests is bs.

Fixed.

Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.
so are reanimated corpses that suck people's blood.

So is all the fanny wagging that goes on in Dancing with the Stars.

Why are you watching such sinful entertainments?
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2015, 10:09:21 PM »
Orthodoxinfo Clean-shaven priests is bs.

Fixed.

Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.
so are reanimated corpses that suck people's blood.

So is all the fanny wagging that goes on in Dancing with the Stars.

Why are you watching such sinful entertainments?

I have repented; we no longer have a functioning TV set.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2015, 10:17:35 PM »
I have repented; we no longer have a functioning TV set.
lol brilliant reply.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2015, 10:22:19 PM »
I have repented; we no longer have a functioning TV set.
lol brilliant reply.

I am not sure she is completely kidding...or maybe she just dropped the TV, and is now trying to make herself look more pious than clumsy.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2015, 10:37:39 PM »
Orthodoxinfo Clean-shaven priests is bs.

Fixed.

Beards are disgusting and unhygienic.
so are reanimated corpses that suck people's blood.

So is all the fanny wagging that goes on in Dancing with the Stars.

Why are you watching such sinful entertainments?

I have repented; we no longer have a functioning TV setWe no longer have a functioning TV set; I have repented.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2015, 11:03:33 PM »
You guys are something else.

Where we live in the foothills, our coverage is spotty. Why pay between $60 to $160 per month for a TV Cable hookup or for Direct TV, when everytime we have a wind storm (with gale winds), cloud coverage, or a storm, we get no TV coverage at all? In the evenings, we would always get the worst reception. Even our cell phone coverage is spotty.

With dismal TV advertising selling SEX, SEX, and more SEX, with TV shows that our priest has forbidden us to watch, with news media coverage that is sensational, overly dramatic, etc., why pay all that money? It is simply not worth it. Most TV programming leads us to damnation, not salvation.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2015, 11:07:04 PM »


 we no longer have a functioning TV set.

Maria, I think you've been Punked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3npjV6X0wQ

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2015, 11:17:15 PM »


 we no longer have a functioning TV set.

Maria, I think you've been Punked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3npjV6X0wQ

If anything, I would have dropped the TV or tossed a hammer at it to disable it.
It still functions minimally, but it is not worth the effort or the money.
We do not have any reliable antenna; the bogus TV stations around us block all reception; and
the signals from San Diego are very spotty.

We are in a no signal area, unless we wish to pay for spotty satellite coverage, or spotty cable service.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2015, 11:21:56 PM »


 we no longer have a functioning TV set.

Maria, I think you've been Punked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3npjV6X0wQ

If anything, I would have dropped the TV or tossed a hammer at it to disable it.
It still functions minimally, but it is not worth the effort or the money.
We do not have any reliable antenna; the bogus TV stations around us block all reception; and
the signals from San Diego are very spotty.

We are in a no signal area, unless we wish to pay for spotty satellite coverage, or spotty cable service.

You would have no problem getting satellite service. There is no obstruction, other than rain, and that is very temporary, and only in heavy rain.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2015, 11:26:56 PM »


 we no longer have a functioning TV set.

Maria, I think you've been Punked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3npjV6X0wQ

If anything, I would have dropped the TV or tossed a hammer at it to disable it.
It still functions minimally, but it is not worth the effort or the money.
We do not have any reliable antenna; the bogus TV stations around us block all reception; and
the signals from San Diego are very spotty.

We are in a no signal area, unless we wish to pay for spotty satellite coverage, or spotty cable service.

You would have no problem getting satellite service. There is no obstruction, other than rain, and that is very temporary, and only in heavy rain.

Satellite service was awful. And we got poor reception on the very evenings when a great show was advertised. We only got bits and pieces of Dancing with the Stars, but I saw enough fanny wagging to know that I had sinned by watching it. Again, I have repented, and will not watch TV.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2015, 11:28:40 PM »
Look I may not agree with everything about Maria and I'm new here. However correct me if i'm wrong GOC (which one?) is old calendarist. anyways why beat up on and make fun of her for sticking to a basic Christian morality on things like the TV or Dancing? Is this just a site for mostly hipsters and craddles?

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« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2015, 11:43:12 PM »
Look I may not agree with everything about Maria and I'm new here. However correct me if i'm wrong GOC (which one?) is old calendarist. anyways why beat up on and make fun of her for sticking to a basic Christian morality on things like the TV or Dancing? Is this just a site for mostly hipsters and craddles?

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #66 on: July 13, 2015, 12:03:22 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #67 on: July 13, 2015, 12:06:15 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #68 on: July 13, 2015, 12:08:48 AM »
Look I may not agree with everything about Maria and I'm new here. However correct me if i'm wrong GOC (which one?) is old calendarist. anyways why beat up on and make fun of her for sticking to a basic Christian morality on things like the TV or Dancing? Is this just a site for mostly hipsters and craddles?
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #69 on: July 13, 2015, 12:11:02 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

*prepares to dodge rotten tomatoes*

whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #70 on: July 13, 2015, 12:14:55 AM »
Whether or not someone has TV, is besides the point.

It's rude and offensive to start a poll that amounts to


'Are you sinful or are you not sinful?'


A. Like you, dear original poster, I have repented of the world and no long persue worldly amusements (expect for OCnet)

B. I try to be good but it's just so hard, pray for my worthless soul

C. I don't think these things are as sinful as you think, feel free to judge me on that. 
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #71 on: July 13, 2015, 01:26:21 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

*prepares to dodge rotten tomatoes*

whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

I've got to say I agree with you in substance. But I also agree, despite Maria being my friend, with the Denise, that the poll is problematic. Yes Maria is upholding traditional values, but I have to say but there's something wrong about the question. Sorry Maria, but I can't be prejudiced.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2015, 02:54:27 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

*prepares to dodge rotten tomatoes*

whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

I've got to say I agree with you in substance. But I also agree, despite Maria being my friend, with the Denise, that the poll is problematic. Yes Maria is upholding traditional values, but I have to say but there's something wrong about the question. Sorry Maria, but I can't be prejudiced.

I tried to word the poll so that most people could answer it, yet, I also tried to make people think.

How can one say that they are pure in heart if they are dancing in a provocative and sinful manner?

However, since I have posted this thread in OTHER TOPICS, and the subject matter is supposed to be light, and we are not supposed to be attacking one another, I have also deliberately worded the answers to be light, else why would I give a choice of frivolous or sober answers?
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Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2015, 03:11:36 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

*prepares to dodge rotten tomatoes*

whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

Someone mentioned caring for the poor and immediately your McCarthy senses started tingling.

Well, at least now we know what sort of fellow you are.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2015, 04:17:09 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

*prepares to dodge rotten tomatoes*

whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

Someone mentioned caring for the poor and immediately your McCarthy senses started tingling.

Well, at least now we know what sort of fellow you are.

whoa hold on you don't even know me Cyrillic and you go and judge me? all I was doing was defending Maria I have no problem feeding the poor you know what I'm done here and good luck. You could do a better job not judging and all that but hey your a stupid finn don't ever ask me or my country for for anything.

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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #75 on: July 13, 2015, 08:45:04 AM »
You guys are something else.

Where we live in the foothills, our coverage is spotty. Why pay between $60 to $160 per month for a TV Cable hookup or for Direct TV, when everytime we have a wind storm (with gale winds), cloud coverage, or a storm, we get no TV coverage at all? In the evenings, we would always get the worst reception. Even our cell phone coverage is spotty.

With dismal TV advertising selling SEX, SEX, and more SEX, with TV shows that our priest has forbidden us to watch, with news media coverage that is sensational, overly dramatic, etc., why pay all that money? It is simply not worth it. Most TV programming leads us to damnation, not salvation.
So you have internet access but not cable tv?  ???

There is way worse stuff on the internet than there is on TV. Just ask JamesR, he will tell you.
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2015, 08:46:56 AM »
Maybe any system of morality that considers not dancing or watching TV to be more "basic" than, say, caring for the poor, or not being a judgmental arrogant snob, doesn't deserve to be called morality at all.

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whoa hold on buddy nobody saying neglect the poor and all that nonsense however sir tell me are you just embracing the social(ist) gospel? where did that get the post-vaticanII church with mothwr thersea or the mainline protestants? should the church then change it views on marriage, sacraments, life, etc. next just to "feed the poor"

Someone mentioned caring for the poor and immediately your McCarthy senses started tingling.

Well, at least now we know what sort of fellow you are.

whoa hold on you don't even know me Cyrillic and you go and judge me? all I was doing was defending Maria I have no problem feeding the poor you know what I'm done here and good luck. You could do a better job not judging and all that but hey your a stupid finn don't ever ask me or my country for for anything.
You're Murican, aren't you.  :-[
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #77 on: July 13, 2015, 08:51:39 AM »
You guys are something else.

Where we live in the foothills, our coverage is spotty. Why pay between $60 to $160 per month for a TV Cable hookup or for Direct TV, when everytime we have a wind storm (with gale winds), cloud coverage, or a storm, we get no TV coverage at all? In the evenings, we would always get the worst reception. Even our cell phone coverage is spotty.

With dismal TV advertising selling SEX, SEX, and more SEX, with TV shows that our priest has forbidden us to watch, with news media coverage that is sensational, overly dramatic, etc., why pay all that money? It is simply not worth it. Most TV programming leads us to damnation, not salvation.

No, wait, please get a TV, please, please. You have to be filled with fear, anxiety, false morals, drama, and all manner of things that are truly human AND brighter in color. Hamburgers will be 73" big as will all of life, and cuter too. Please, please. Spend any amount to be "entertained" with all, and more, of the above. Why talk with each other? listen? laugh? sing? dance? make up and tell stories? build things? even read? Why, why, why?

Oh, wait, for Mor's sake I was kidding. See?:  :laugh:
Maria, some may consider you strange; you may consider you strange at times. God knows. But you are right about this TV thing. Life, that thing that passes by while watching it, is healthier without TV. The place we may disagree is that "most tv programming" leads away from salvation, as it is not most....
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2015, 08:55:12 AM »
How can one say that they are pure in heart if they are dancing in a provocative and sinful manner?

Why on Earth would one say that?
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #79 on: July 13, 2015, 09:04:22 AM »
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Re: Do you dance in a provocative and sinful manner?
« Reply #80 on: September 12, 2015, 11:49:38 PM »
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