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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11520 on: April 10, 2012, 03:16:05 PM »
Thank you, Orthonorm, along with thanks to everybody who has actually even bothered to respond. So far it has gotten like 90 views and only three people cared to get involved.

Anyway, I feel really ashamed for this, but is it wrong that right now I feel like I don't want to attend any of the Pascha services this weekend until I find answers to my questions because I feel angry at God and because I'm worried He will be angry with me if I come to His temple with a doubting spirit?
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« Reply #11521 on: April 10, 2012, 03:24:14 PM »
Thank you, Orthonorm, along with thanks to everybody who has actually even bothered to respond. So far it has gotten like 90 views and only three people cared to get involved.


Most people don't know what they're talking about, why would you want them to respond?

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« Reply #11522 on: April 10, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »
Thank you, Orthonorm, along with thanks to everybody who has actually even bothered to respond. So far it has gotten like 90 views and only three people cared to get involved.

Anyway, I feel really ashamed for this, but is it wrong that right now I feel like I don't want to attend any of the Pascha services this weekend until I find answers to my questions because I feel angry at God and because I'm worried He will be angry with me if I come to His temple with a doubting spirit?

What * said about people not posting. You are better off.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11523 on: April 11, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »
When are you to be received?

I was supposed to be received this Holy Saturday but my Priest delayed it because he wants me to attend Church more and 'participate' in the Holy life of the Church more often. He's taking it at a slow pace because I cannot attend as often as I would like because I'm dependent on my parents to take me to Church. I'm afraid now that if I ask him about a bunch of questions and doubts I am having, he will dely it even longer.
And how is that bad for you?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11524 on: April 11, 2012, 08:54:12 AM »
Thank you, Orthonorm, along with thanks to everybody who has actually even bothered to respond. So far it has gotten like 90 views and only three people cared to get involved.

Anyway, I feel really ashamed for this, but is it wrong that right now I feel like I don't want to attend any of the Pascha services this weekend until I find answers to my questions because I feel angry at God and because I'm worried He will be angry with me if I come to His temple with a doubting spirit?
I'd say go to the Pascha services and let everything else work itself out on God's time.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11525 on: April 11, 2012, 07:20:42 PM »
My best friend whom I've known for like seven years asked me if I could help him and his family move this Saturday. This Saturday night is the beginning of Pascha; my first Pascha--the most important Church event of the year. What should I do? I told him I could come but I'd need to be back home by a certain time.
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« Reply #11526 on: April 11, 2012, 07:26:29 PM »
My best friend whom I've known for like seven years asked me if I could help him and his family move this Saturday. This Saturday night is the beginning of Pascha; my first Pascha--the most important Church event of the year. What should I do? I told him I could come but I'd need to be back home by a certain time.

Sounds perfectly sane.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11527 on: April 11, 2012, 07:39:28 PM »
Today is day three of my new job. I get home so late, I won't be able to go any services this week until Saturday.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11528 on: April 11, 2012, 07:49:04 PM »
Today is day three of my new job. I get home so late, I won't be able to go any services this week until Saturday.

Feeling your pain, biro.

Glory to God for your new job, though!

I'm going to try to make it tonight without fail ...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11529 on: April 11, 2012, 08:06:45 PM »
Today is day three of my new job. I get home so late, I won't be able to go any services this week until Saturday.

Feeling your pain, biro.

Glory to God for your new job, though!

I'm going to try to make it tonight without fail ...

Thank you.   :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11530 on: April 12, 2012, 12:23:23 AM »
Bloody Hell, what happened? I look at my iPhone and half of my contacts are missing for some reason. I think I discovered a bug. I do not have mobileme and I did not sync it or anything; they just disappeared. I tried shutting it off and syncing it on iTunes and nothing happened. Anyone have any advice? Maybe they will just reappear?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11531 on: April 12, 2012, 05:10:57 PM »
Before the board shutdown, here is a great article (or rather chapter) that may be helpful in understanding the first gospel reading tonight :

http://www.oodegr.com/english/psyxotherap/theosis1.htm
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11532 on: April 12, 2012, 06:23:51 PM »
:-( My first Pascha is ruined. My parents will only let me stay for half of it on saturday night. No wonder I haven't been Baptised yet, because my damn parents make my situation so hard.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11533 on: April 12, 2012, 07:02:44 PM »
:-( My first Pascha is ruined. My parents will only let me stay for half of it on saturday night. No wonder I haven't been Baptised yet, because my damn parents make my situation so hard.

Thank God for all things. Even the frustrating, and especially your parents.

I'm going to need this.

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« Reply #11534 on: April 12, 2012, 07:20:27 PM »
:-( My first Pascha is ruined. My parents will only let me stay for half of it on saturday night. No wonder I haven't been Baptised yet, because my damn parents make my situation so hard.

Sorry to hear that James and further to hear of your frustration in the other thread you started.

You are right. There are no comforting words when life feels like hell. Piety is the death of care.

It sounds like your life is very painful. And adding Orthodoxy to the mix sure ain't going to fix a lot of that, at least not immediately and forever.

The board will be shutting down soon.

Telling someone you will pray for them when their world seems a shambles and God is not there rings incredibly empty in my experience.

But I will pray. Perhaps more importantly for you perhaps, everything you have said sounds exactly right given your circumstances. And I am sorry you have to go through all this.

Hang around till after Pascha and let's see if cutting out some of the hyperdox and getting down to some basics won't help. It always seems to work for me.

Remember, sometimes the only prayer you can pray is to tell God where to go.

That's OK.

Hang in there buddy. Again reading your posts here, you've been on my mind and in my heart more than a few times.

No matter how your Pascha looks, know more than a few will you have in their hearts during theirs. As little comfort as that might be.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11535 on: April 15, 2012, 06:14:21 AM »
You guys should switch to wrong Easter date. OC.net being down due to Orthodox Easter violates my Internet routines and drives me into desperate measures. Yesterday I had to read Sacrosanctum Concilium due to being unable to recitate some well-mannered and properly argumented thread in Orthodox-Catholic board.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11536 on: April 15, 2012, 08:16:43 AM »
:-( My first Pascha is ruined. My parents will only let me stay for half of it on saturday night. No wonder I haven't been Baptised yet, because my damn parents make my situation so hard.

Sorry to hear that James and further to hear of your frustration in the other thread you started.

You are right. There are no comforting words when life feels like hell. Piety is the death of care.

It sounds like your life is very painful. And adding Orthodoxy to the mix sure ain't going to fix a lot of that, at least not immediately and forever.

The board will be shutting down soon.

Telling someone you will pray for them when their world seems a shambles and God is not there rings incredibly empty in my experience.

But I will pray. Perhaps more importantly for you perhaps, everything you have said sounds exactly right given your circumstances. And I am sorry you have to go through all this.

Hang around till after Pascha and let's see if cutting out some of the hyperdox and getting down to some basics won't help. It always seems to work for me.

Remember, sometimes the only prayer you can pray is to tell God where to go.

That's OK.

Hang in there buddy. Again reading your posts here, you've been on my mind and in my heart more than a few times.

No matter how your Pascha looks, know more than a few will you have in their hearts during theirs. As little comfort as that might be.



Amen. Good words. My prayers for you as well James.


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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11537 on: April 16, 2012, 02:55:14 PM »
I want some bacon.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11538 on: April 16, 2012, 03:18:54 PM »
I want some bacon.
A 3-egg omelette, with sausage inside, for breakfast... Yum! ;D
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11539 on: April 16, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »
I want some bacon.
A 3-egg omelette, with sausage inside, for breakfast... Yum! ;D
I can tell Great Lent is over. 1 week before Pascha, meat jokes abounded....yesterday at our priest's get together at his house? Not a one ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11540 on: April 16, 2012, 05:06:30 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?
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« Reply #11541 on: April 16, 2012, 05:12:27 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?
I wonder what the downside of this genetic engineering may be. Before we rejoice in this news, I think it wise to take a look at the potential dark side of this.

Something else to ask: Where are these stem cells coming from?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11542 on: April 16, 2012, 05:17:48 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11543 on: April 16, 2012, 05:27:34 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?
A genetically engineered flu virus that has 99.9% communicability and a 100% mortality rate within hours of acquisition? (Seems to me like something straight out of a Stephen King novel.)
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« Reply #11544 on: April 16, 2012, 05:44:35 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?
A genetically engineered flu virus that has 99.9% communicability and a 100% mortality rate within hours of acquisition? (Seems to me like something straight out of a Stephen King novel.)

Airborne ebola would be much more spectacular.
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« Reply #11545 on: April 16, 2012, 05:49:54 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?
A genetically engineered flu virus that has 99.9% communicability and a 100% mortality rate within hours of acquisition? (Seems to me like something straight out of a Stephen King novel.)

Airborne ebola would be much more spectacular.

They already made a movie about that in the 1990s.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114069/

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« Reply #11546 on: April 16, 2012, 06:00:35 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?
A genetically engineered flu virus that has 99.9% communicability and a 100% mortality rate within hours of acquisition? (Seems to me like something straight out of a Stephen King novel.)

Airborne ebola would be much more spectacular.
Hardly. The superflu Mr. King engineered in his novel went airborne and couldn't have been any less devastating.
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« Reply #11547 on: April 16, 2012, 06:10:15 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?

The most horrible thing I can think of is something invading our ears and implanting themselves in there. Then they will drone in a way which sounds exactly like a Katy Perry song, such that we will essentially have to listen to Katy Perry music 24/7 for the rest of our lives. And to add to the problem, because the entity in our ears would use us as hosts, it would use certain super powers to keep us alive and increase our average age to about 150.

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« Reply #11548 on: April 16, 2012, 09:35:05 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/stem-cell-aids-hiv-study-ucla_n_1428660.html

Cure for HIV/AIDS just around the corner! Hurray! Does this mean that I can fornicate now?

Just kidding. Being serious, what do you think that this potential cure means for the future?

I wonder what the next big disease will be?

The most horrible thing I can think of is something invading our ears and implanting themselves in there. Then they will drone in a way which sounds exactly like a Katy Perry song, such that we will essentially have to listen to Katy Perry music 24/7 for the rest of our lives. And to add to the problem, because the entity in our ears would use us as hosts, it would use certain super powers to keep us alive and increase our average age to about 150.

If the song is Hot and Cold, then fair enough.  If it's anything else that witch has done...suicide is always an option.
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« Reply #11549 on: April 16, 2012, 09:39:55 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)
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« Reply #11550 on: April 16, 2012, 11:57:02 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?

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« Reply #11551 on: April 16, 2012, 11:59:03 PM »
Here I am, yet again
Avoiding the stack of books
On the coffee table
Why do you avoid them, Justin?
Do you not love to read?
But of course I do!
Did you not specifically choose these books,
Out of millions available?
Surely I did!
Did you not wait eagerly for them to arrive?
Yes, yes
Then why do you sit at a computer,
While they call out to you?
I do not know.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11552 on: April 17, 2012, 12:20:44 AM »
Here I am, yet again
Avoiding the stack of books
On the coffee table
Why do you avoid them, Justin?
Do you not love to read?
But of course I do!
Did you not specifically choose these books,
Out of millions available?
Surely I did!
Did you not wait eagerly for them to arrive?
Yes, yes
Then why do you sit at a computer,
While they call out to you?
I do not know.


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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11553 on: April 17, 2012, 01:37:04 AM »
Play the flute. Play the Blues. But please don't try to combine the two.


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« Reply #11554 on: April 17, 2012, 01:59:08 AM »
Play the flute. Play the Blues. But please don't try to combine the two.


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« Reply #11555 on: April 17, 2012, 02:01:28 AM »
Play the flute. Play the Blues. But please don't try to combine the two.
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« Reply #11556 on: April 17, 2012, 02:12:20 AM »
The grossest thing I've ever seen:

A 4-foot x 2-foot section of a high school boys locker room wall covered with boogers.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11557 on: April 17, 2012, 02:34:21 AM »
Play the flute. Play the Blues. But please don't try to combine the two.


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Woh, that is random :)  *am trying to imagine a band that fuses BB King and Jethro Tull*


Well, I confess that I am a musical snob. I have a few pet peeves when it comes to music. One of them is "blues flute". No matter how hard they tried, hippies weren't living the blues. Get high and play your flute, but stick to folk music. Don't try to incorporate flutes and zithers into Blues. Another pet peeve is "percussion sections" with no rhythm. I've met way too many Dead Heads who think they are percussionists because they carry a tamborine or a set of bongos. Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

OK, that's my musical snob rant.


As for perhaps the most prominent example of "blues flute," Canned Heat provides it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hf0Dm-OaTNk


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« Reply #11558 on: April 17, 2012, 06:54:50 AM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?
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« Reply #11559 on: April 17, 2012, 12:16:10 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?
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« Reply #11560 on: April 17, 2012, 01:07:54 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?
The first half of the course will be an overview of different thinkers and topics in epistemology. The second half will focus on Thomistic realism and Thomistic responses to non-realisits.

Hmm, well, enjoy, I suppose :)

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« Reply #11561 on: April 17, 2012, 01:26:55 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?
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Will you be looking at this for epistemology? http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/rarneson/courses/gettierphilreading.pdf
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11562 on: April 17, 2012, 06:09:11 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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« Reply #11563 on: April 17, 2012, 06:20:11 PM »
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« Reply #11564 on: April 17, 2012, 06:41:01 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?
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