Forgive me ozgeorge...
...your analogy is justified in one sense, in that maybe I got a bit too emotional, hostile and accusatory (I guess I have been reading a bit too much 14th century polemical Islamic prose?) - I will not deny this. But in contrast to Mr Deedat, I was not just senselessly and blindly screaming out “liar liar” as a result of some insecurity and denial to face the musicGÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âªfor it has been shown and proven (not only by myself, but many others) over and over again on this forum, that the application of such a degrading and offensive title to my Church is as dishonest as if I were to call you a Nestorian. Why are not people content with the testimony of my Church throughout the ages concerning her doctrinal stance, why do they need to invent their own heresies to keep falsely ascribing to herGÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âª?
I’m a filthy sinner, and I have fallen into many sins which are no better or worse than the sin of dishonesty; but seriously, how hard can it be for people to stop spreading this monophysite garbage? Why are people finding it so tempting to persist in bearing such false witness against the Oriental Orthodox Church?
In any event, others obviously have issues with other aspects of Roberts post, and managed to not blow their fuses like I did.
2 minutes after I posted my response, my father of confession dropped by my house to collect something my father had done for the Church. He saw I was a bit disappointed, and I explained to him how my participation in this forum has been ticking me off, and how it has consequently ticked off a lot of other people as well. I quickly showed him the response I made to Robert, and he pointed out my blatant hypocrisy in making an analogy of the situation to the Sanhedrin’s accusations against Jesus, when unlike Jesus, I failed to take the persecution and slander with patience, humility, gentleness, calmness, and love. He said that if I am unable to appropriately and with love, take the spit in my face, and the strike on my cheek in a Christian manner then I should avoid temptation and quit this forum for good.
He is absolutely right; I have not been true to my practical Christianity, nor have I been faithful as a Copt; as a member of a Church which has, in the name of Christ, been long-suffering through all forms of persecution. If I cannot self-discipline myself within the next month, such that I am capable of defending the truth in a befitting manner, I will ask the administrators to ban me (as opposed to challenging them to) as an extreme measure to avoid this temptation on here.
Okay, I’m officially doneGÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âª.I said I would leave how many times now? (I’ve lost countGÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âª)