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« Reply #15750 on: May 31, 2013, 10:58:06 PM »
I'm not sure how long he'd been working on it. Certainly zombies and gritty reboots of fairy tales have been around for a while, but they did happen to go mainstream around the same time. Combining them seems like unique enough of a twist I guess. From the excerpt I heard, the dude wasn't a bad writer. He kept things intriguing and never totally lost sight of the premise's absurdity.

Sounds like hell.

Which I guess is quite artistly, performing rather than telling.
Speaking of Hell, I found out a friend of mine from middle school has a bit part in a low-budget zombie movie with elements of political criticism. So if you ever wind up there, you'll probably see it a few times.
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« Reply #15751 on: May 31, 2013, 11:02:16 PM »
I'm not sure how long he'd been working on it. Certainly zombies and gritty reboots of fairy tales have been around for a while, but they did happen to go mainstream around the same time. Combining them seems like unique enough of a twist I guess. From the excerpt I heard, the dude wasn't a bad writer. He kept things intriguing and never totally lost sight of the premise's absurdity.

Sounds like hell.

Which I guess is quite artistly, performing rather than telling.
Speaking of Hell, I found out a friend of mine from middle school has a bit part in a low-budget zombie movie with elements of political criticism. So if you ever wind up there, you'll probably see it a few times.

Again, like irony, I thought political / social commentary was part and parcel of zombie stuff from day one. The irony showed up on day 2 maybe.
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« Reply #15752 on: May 31, 2013, 11:12:18 PM »
I don't get it. Are Achronos and orthonorm bffs like me and my boy JamesR or are they enemies?
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« Reply #15753 on: June 01, 2013, 12:04:03 AM »
I don't get it. Are Achronos and orthonorm bffs like me and my boy JamesR or are they enemies?
we are neither
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« Reply #15754 on: June 01, 2013, 12:05:10 AM »
I don't get it. Are Achronos and orthonorm bffs like me and my boy JamesR or are they enemies?
we are neither

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« Reply #15755 on: June 01, 2013, 01:32:52 AM »
I just realized that this thread has over 1,000,000 views.
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« Reply #15756 on: June 01, 2013, 01:52:40 AM »
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« Reply #15757 on: June 01, 2013, 02:45:37 PM »
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« Reply #15758 on: June 01, 2013, 02:53:54 PM »
I don't get it. Are Achronos and orthonorm bffs like me and my boy JamesR or are they enemies?
we are neither

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« Reply #15759 on: June 01, 2013, 03:15:46 PM »
i really rhought your sig said pedomatic.com for a sec there
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« Reply #15760 on: June 01, 2013, 03:46:34 PM »
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« Reply #15761 on: June 01, 2013, 07:13:05 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that I am madly in love with my left hand.
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« Reply #15762 on: June 01, 2013, 07:57:14 PM »
Mine is really more of a friend with benefits.
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« Reply #15763 on: June 01, 2013, 08:20:23 PM »
I am madly in love with Achronos' sig line.
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« Reply #15764 on: June 02, 2013, 05:02:06 AM »
Assyrian parishioners are collecting money for their sick relatives in Iraq by arranging church coffee and I didn't have any with me. I feel bad.  :(

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« Reply #15765 on: June 02, 2013, 05:30:20 AM »
I am madly in love with Achronos' sig line.

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« Reply #15766 on: June 02, 2013, 10:45:34 PM »
this 21st century smoke commercial is so gay.
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« Reply #15767 on: June 03, 2013, 07:23:56 AM »
seriously loling here, she carried a full cargo of perfectly preserved, still frozen and quite delicious frozen pizzas!
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« Reply #15768 on: June 03, 2013, 08:17:14 AM »
Assyrian parishioners are collecting money for their sick relatives in Iraq by arranging church coffee and I didn't have any with me. I feel bad.  :(
What, did you go to their mass?

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« Reply #15769 on: June 03, 2013, 10:47:51 AM »
Assyrian parishioners are collecting money for their sick relatives in Iraq by arranging church coffee and I didn't have any with me. I feel bad.  :(
What, did you go to their mass?

Nope, they attended ours. Our deacon called them as Assyrians but I have no idea whether they were EOs, OOs or Nestorians.

I'd probably attend Nestorian service too if there was any in Finland just out of liturgical curiosity and general interest in Middle Eastern cultures.
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« Reply #15770 on: June 03, 2013, 10:50:58 AM »
Assyrian parishioners are collecting money for their sick relatives in Iraq by arranging church coffee and I didn't have any with me. I feel bad.  :(
What, did you go to their mass?

Nope, they attended ours. Deacon called them as Assyrians but I have no idea whether they are EOs, OOs or Nestorians.

I'd probably attend Nestorian service too if there was any in Finland just out of liturgical curiosity and general interest in Middle Eastern cultures.

There are many in Chicago. I've been to a few. Of all Oriental Churches  I think I like the Assyrians the most. Quite humble too, in my experience. No triumphalism. Also they cross like the Byzantines.

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« Reply #15771 on: June 03, 2013, 10:56:49 AM »
Quite humble too, in my experience. No triumphalism.

Considering their fairly tolerant approarch to communion with other Christians I'd be suprised if they were anyhow triumphalistic.
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« Reply #15772 on: June 03, 2013, 11:06:03 AM »
Quite humble too, in my experience. No triumphalism.

Considering their fairly tolerant approarch to communion with other Christians I'd be suprised if they were anyhow triumphalistic.
True. On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach. But the Arab Orthodox are pretty much of the same cloth. Not policing the Communion line.

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« Reply #15773 on: June 03, 2013, 11:42:17 AM »
On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level? It is impractical to keep more exclusive approach?

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« Reply #15774 on: June 03, 2013, 12:00:35 PM »
On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level? It is impractical to keep more exclusive approach?

On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level?

"Cheap grace" (= communion without confession), most likely...

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« Reply #15775 on: June 03, 2013, 02:09:49 PM »
On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level? It is impractical to keep more exclusive approach?

On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level?

"Cheap grace" (= communion without confession), most likely...

Mind your manners, lads. Let augustin speak before judging. :police:

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« Reply #15776 on: June 03, 2013, 02:37:28 PM »
Mind your manners, lads. Let augustin speak before judging. :police:

This isn't about manners or judging anybody. Anyone can commune at their own peril if they didn't confess and no questions are asked (though it's the duty of clergy to ask them) - "To their own master, servants stand or fall." The peril being that: "He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body."

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« Reply #15777 on: June 03, 2013, 02:46:31 PM »
On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level? It is impractical to keep more exclusive approach?

On a practical level I honestly think they have a better approach.

What do you mean by practical level?

"Cheap grace" (= communion without confession), most likely...

Mind your manners, lads. Let augustin speak before judging. :police:
The guy most likely thinks he's my spokesman.

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« Reply #15778 on: June 03, 2013, 02:50:53 PM »
And to answer your question, it's obviously impractical, in the Middle East at least, to keep an exclusive approach. That's why you have practical inter-communion between the various churches there.

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« Reply #15779 on: June 03, 2013, 03:03:21 PM »
And to answer your question, it's obviously impractical, in the Middle East at least, to keep an exclusive approach.

What makes it obviously impractical? It is awfully complicated to print some note to the nave which says something like "Only OOs/EOs/Catholics are allowed to partake the Eucharist." (like the RC Cathedral of Helsinki does) or the clergy to announce before pre-communion prayer that Eucharist is reserved only to the Orthodox Christian (like Finnish Orthodox clergy does)?

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« Reply #15780 on: June 03, 2013, 03:06:58 PM »
And to answer your question, it's obviously impractical, in the Middle East at least, to keep an exclusive approach.

What makes it obviously impractical? It is awfully complicated to print some note to the nave which says something like "Only OOs/EOs/Catholics are allowed to partake the Eucharist." (like the RC Cathedral of Helsinki does) or the clergy to announce before pre-communion prayer that Eucharist is reserved only to the Orthodox Christian (like Finnish Orthodox clergy does)?
I imagine it has lots to do with inter-marriage. And the small percentage of Christians there. Also the obvious fact all these churches have similar enough dogmas and rites that the finer differences are just not seen important enough to hold someone from communing.

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« Reply #15781 on: June 03, 2013, 03:13:39 PM »
The guy most likely thinks he's my spokesman.

Most likely "I have become your enemy for telling you the truth".

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« Reply #15783 on: June 03, 2013, 03:19:29 PM »
Romeo,
Listen, it shouldn't be that hard to figure that I'm done arguing with you. Don't waste your erudition on me.
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« Reply #15784 on: June 03, 2013, 03:25:08 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Do they commune protestants as well?
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« Reply #15785 on: June 03, 2013, 07:24:04 PM »
i have to pay 16 bucks for checks. what kind of world is this
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« Reply #15786 on: June 03, 2013, 07:25:34 PM »
Romeo,
Listen, it shouldn't be that hard to figure that I'm done arguing with you. Don't waste your erudition on me.

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« Reply #15787 on: June 03, 2013, 07:29:53 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Pretty much. There are even official intercommunion agreements between the non-Chalcedonians and Orthodox in Alexandria if I'm not mistaken. If you're against it and say anything about it you're just a no-good wet blanket who needs to get with the times. Ecclesiology changes somehow from the Middle East to everywhere else.
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« Reply #15788 on: June 03, 2013, 07:36:27 PM »
i have to pay 16 bucks for checks. what kind of world is this

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« Reply #15789 on: June 03, 2013, 07:37:28 PM »
i have to pay 16 bucks for checks. what kind of world is this

iWorld!

When you exclame about some iStupidity, you look like a Spaniard.

lol brilliant
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« Reply #15790 on: June 03, 2013, 07:39:01 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Pretty much. There are even official intercommunion agreements between the non-Chalcedonians and Orthodox in Alexandria if I'm not mistaken. If you're against it and say anything about it you're just a no-good wet blanket who needs to get with the times. Ecclesiology changes somehow from the Middle East to everywhere else.

And William is not going to take it anymore . . .
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« Reply #15791 on: June 03, 2013, 07:39:25 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Pretty much. There are even official intercommunion agreements between the non-Chalcedonians and Orthodox in Alexandria if I'm not mistaken. If you're against it and say anything about it you're just a no-good wet blanket who needs to get with the times. Ecclesiology changes somehow from the Middle East to everywhere else.

And William is not going to take it anymore . . .

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« Reply #15792 on: June 03, 2013, 07:39:46 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Pretty much. There are even official intercommunion agreements between the non-Chalcedonians and Orthodox in Alexandria if I'm not mistaken. If you're against it and say anything about it you're just a no-good wet blanket who needs to get with the times. Ecclesiology changes somehow from the Middle East to everywhere else.

And William is not going to take it anymore . . .
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« Reply #15793 on: June 03, 2013, 07:47:09 PM »
Are you saying that in the Middle East, RC/EO/OO/others inter-commune?  I've never heard that before.  Not saying it isn't true, just that I've never heard it.  I would think that would overflow to to their dioceses in other areas...

Pretty much. There are even official intercommunion agreements between the non-Chalcedonians and Orthodox in Alexandria if I'm not mistaken. If you're against it and say anything about it you're just a no-good wet blanket who needs to get with the times. Ecclesiology changes somehow from the Middle East to everywhere else.

And William is not going to take it anymore . . .

There must be justice!

Dude, I want to cast a just middle aged Steven Segal as you cleaning up the ecclesiastical cesspool in the Middle East.

(movie trailer voice) He drew the communion line in the sand and dared the heretics and heterodox to cross it or themselves.

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« Reply #15794 on: June 03, 2013, 07:50:51 PM »
(movie trailer voice) He drew the communion line in the sand and dared the heretics and heterodox to cross it or themselves.
rofl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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