Author Topic: Random Postings  (Read 2188029 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16650 on: July 20, 2013, 06:38:15 AM »
I can't remember any pink boa, so I guess I'm on the safe side  :angel:
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 06:38:22 AM by Cyrillic »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16651 on: July 20, 2013, 06:46:17 AM »
LOL.

I'm pretty sure there are still videos out there of my pole-dancing skills. This might damage the political carreer my mom has in mind for me  :)

Don't worry Cyrillic, I'll vote for you.  :)
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16652 on: July 20, 2013, 07:05:35 AM »
LOL.

I'm pretty sure there are still videos out there of my pole-dancing skills. This might damage the political carreer my mom has in mind for me  :)

Don't worry Cyrillic, I'll vote for you.  :)

:)



« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 07:13:40 AM by Cyrillic »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16653 on: July 20, 2013, 07:34:19 AM »
LOL.

I'm pretty sure there are still videos out there of my pole-dancing skills. This might damage the political carreer my mom has in mind for me  :)

Don't worry Cyrillic, I'll vote for you.  :)

:)





Love it!
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16654 on: July 20, 2013, 07:45:40 AM »
Thank you. I'll grant you honorary Dutch citizenship for your compliment.
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16655 on: July 20, 2013, 08:01:09 AM »
I have to write a speech for someone's birthday. Let's see if Demosthenes, Lysias or St. Gregory the Theologian can give me some help.

You could try something like this.

Wow - he's good!

Indeed. Just sad that he's muslim.

But he wouldn't sing like that if he wasn't. Sometimes I wonder what would happen to all of the beautiful cultural aspects of Islam if all the Middle East returned to Orthodoxy.

We could assimilate some things.

We could go back to holding our hands the way they do at prayer:


The miniature of the 13th century Byzantine manuscript., shows the divine service at Sophia of Constantinople. In front, in surplices and hats stand the singers, on the dais, - the emperor and the people. All hands are crossed on the chest, with hands hidden.

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16656 on: July 20, 2013, 08:07:24 AM »
Thank you. I'll grant you honorary Dutch citizenship for your compliment.

I'll consider that a great honor, Meneer Minister-President.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16657 on: July 20, 2013, 08:09:39 AM »
I have to write a speech for someone's birthday. Let's see if Demosthenes, Lysias or St. Gregory the Theologian can give me some help.

You could try something like this.

Wow - he's good!

Indeed. Just sad that he's muslim.

But he wouldn't sing like that if he wasn't. Sometimes I wonder what would happen to all of the beautiful cultural aspects of Islam if all the Middle East returned to Orthodoxy.

We could assimilate some things.

We could go back to holding our hands the way they do at prayer:


The miniature of the 13th century Byzantine manuscript., shows the divine service at Sophia of Constantinople. In front, in surplices and hats stand the singers, on the dais, - the emperor and the people. All hands are crossed on the chest, with hands hidden.

Yeah, lets do that.  :)

Did they get that from us?
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Offline celticfan1888

  • Production Operator - Chemtrusion
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,026
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16658 on: July 20, 2013, 08:19:04 AM »
Only $20 for a Big Mac meal at McDonald's in HK! So awesome here!

$20...? What does that work out to, like $6 US and 1,000,000,034,032,013 Yen?

It is about USD$2.5 lol. They don't use Yen here, they use Hong Kong Dollars lol
Forgive my sins.

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16659 on: July 20, 2013, 08:19:31 AM »
Did they get that from us?

I imagine. Along with the prostrations...

Maybe we should sue them for worship copyright infringement!  >:(

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16660 on: July 20, 2013, 08:22:52 AM »
Thank you. I'll grant you honorary Dutch citizenship for your compliment.

I'll consider that a great honor, Meneer Minister-President.


Oh you, what a flatterer you are  :)
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16661 on: July 20, 2013, 08:26:28 AM »
Did they get that from us?

I imagine. Along with the prostrations...

Maybe we should sue them for worship copyright infringement!  >:(

Yeah, every time they make a prostration, they'll have to give us a dollar.

Seriously though, I don't know if you can say that they "stole" prostration from us. I mean, even the celts prostrated before their gods, and I can only imagine that the pagan arabs did so too. It's a pretty universal form of worship.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16662 on: July 20, 2013, 08:30:43 AM »
Seriously though, I don't know if you can say that they "stole" prostration from us. I mean, even the celts prostrated before their gods, and I can only imagine that the pagan arabs did so too. It's a pretty universal form of worship.

They didn't interact with Celts the way they did with Syriac Christians: Arabic salat (prayer/prostration) ~ Syr. slotha (prayer).
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 08:32:06 AM by Romaios »

Online Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,058
  • In life as in art, grace glides on blistered feet.
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16663 on: July 20, 2013, 08:32:46 AM »

:)



President of the EU, eh? Now we know which way the NWO is coming! :P
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16664 on: July 20, 2013, 08:34:54 AM »
Seriously though, I don't know if you can say that they "stole" prostration from us. I mean, even the celts prostrated before their gods, and I can only imagine that the pagan arabs did so too. It's a pretty universal form of worship.

They didn't interact with Celts the way they did with Syriac Christians: Arabic salat (prayer/prostration) ~ Syr. slotha (prayer).

Isn't that mostly on a linguistic level?
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16665 on: July 20, 2013, 08:35:46 AM »
President of the EU, eh? Now we know which way the NWO is coming! :P

Well, if anyone has to rule the world it'd better be me. I'll be a gentle dictator.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 08:36:24 AM by Cyrillic »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16666 on: July 20, 2013, 08:36:26 AM »
President of the EU, eh? Now we know which way the NWO is coming! :P

I'll be sure to vote for him if he promises to replace the heretical Latin alphabet with ... Cyrillic!  ;)

Online Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,058
  • In life as in art, grace glides on blistered feet.
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16667 on: July 20, 2013, 08:40:18 AM »
President of the EU, eh? Now we know which way the NWO is coming! :P

Well, if anyone has to rule the world it'd better be me. I'll be a gentle dictator.

With mad pole-dancing skillz, natch. :P
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Online TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,674
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16668 on: July 20, 2013, 08:41:02 AM »
I'm quite flattered that someone would think I am the life of any party, I'm usually the guy asleep in the corner.  :P

You party so hard that you pass out early  :)

Unless there is pole-dancing involved. ;)


At first I was afraid I might have told too much once in a slip of the tongue, but then I realised you were talking about that curious thread :D

I wouldn't know anyway; I'm much more of a tribal fusion belly dance girl myself... :angel:
Hmmm, that sounds like another quite beneficial exercise.  I shall have to recommend it to my wife as well.  :D
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16669 on: July 20, 2013, 08:42:33 AM »
Isn't that mostly on a linguistic level?

They pray like us, they talk like us... They say they have the faith of Abraham. Too many coincidences!
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 08:46:41 AM by Romaios »

Online Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,058
  • In life as in art, grace glides on blistered feet.
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16670 on: July 20, 2013, 08:45:51 AM »
I wouldn't know anyway; I'm much more of a tribal fusion belly dance girl myself... :angel:
Hmmm, that sounds like another quite beneficial exercise.  I shall have to recommend it to my wife as well.  :D

Verily, it is:

Quote
Belly dance is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages. It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Many of the moves involve isolations, which improves flexibility of the torso. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way.

Dancing with a veil can help build strength in the upper body, arm and shoulders. Playing the zills trains fingers to work independently and builds strength. The legs and long muscles of the back are strengthened by hip movements. Paffrath researched the effect of belly dance on women with menstruation problems. The subjects reported a more positive approach toward their menstruation, sexuality, and bodies.

Beginning in the late 1990s, belly dance hit the mainstream marketplace with fitness videos/DVDs by such artists as Veena and Neena, Rania Bossonis, and Dolphina. These videos are still popular throughout the world and have been credited with opening a new market of belly dance fitness classes throughout the US and abroad.
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16671 on: July 20, 2013, 08:47:27 AM »
Isn't that mostly on a linguistic level?

They pray like us, they talk like us... They say they have the faith of Abraham.

I didn't say they hadn't  taken anything from us. I just wondered if the prostration thing was a specific inspiration from the christians. But, then again, I'm not a historian.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Offline Kerdy

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,813
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16672 on: July 20, 2013, 08:49:55 AM »
I am enjoying some Irish Oak in a rusticated Savinelli Roma 606 with a glass of scotch.  Simple things in life make it amazing!

Offline celticfan1888

  • Production Operator - Chemtrusion
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,026
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16673 on: July 20, 2013, 08:51:01 AM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.
Forgive my sins.

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16674 on: July 20, 2013, 08:54:47 AM »
Quote
Beginning in the late 1990s, belly dance hit the mainstream marketplace with fitness videos/DVDs by such artists as Veena and Neena, Rania Bossonis, and Dolphina. These videos are still popular throughout the world and have been credited with opening a new market of belly dance fitness classes throughout the US and abroad.

"Veena, Neena, Rania & Dolphina" - sounds enticing! Someone could name an establishment after them.

Offline Kerdy

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,813
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16675 on: July 20, 2013, 09:02:12 AM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.
I feel like an old goat. ;D

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16676 on: July 20, 2013, 09:07:14 AM »
I can waltz. Beat that.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 09:07:24 AM by Cyrillic »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16677 on: July 20, 2013, 09:43:34 AM »
I can waltz. Beat that.

I can waltz and cha-cha-cha.
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Offline celticfan1888

  • Production Operator - Chemtrusion
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,026
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16678 on: July 20, 2013, 09:44:35 AM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.
I feel like an old goat. ;D

I know that feeling as well, unfortunately. :-[
Forgive my sins.

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16679 on: July 20, 2013, 09:49:57 AM »
I can waltz. Beat that.

I can waltz and cha-cha-cha.

I can do the limbo. Sort of.
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Offline Ansgar

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,055
  • Keep your mind in hell and do not despair
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16680 on: July 20, 2013, 09:52:21 AM »
I can waltz. Beat that.

I can waltz and cha-cha-cha.

I can do the limbo. Sort of.

 :D

How low can you go?
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 09:53:40 AM by Ansgar »
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

-St Silouan the athonite

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16681 on: July 20, 2013, 09:54:25 AM »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος

Online Arachne

  • Trinary Unit || Resident Bossy Boots
  • Section Moderator
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,058
  • In life as in art, grace glides on blistered feet.
  • Faith: Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16682 on: July 20, 2013, 11:31:31 AM »
Quote
Beginning in the late 1990s, belly dance hit the mainstream marketplace with fitness videos/DVDs by such artists as Veena and Neena, Rania Bossonis, and Dolphina. These videos are still popular throughout the world and have been credited with opening a new market of belly dance fitness classes throughout the US and abroad.

"Veena, Neena, Rania & Dolphina" - sounds enticing! Someone could name an establishment after them.

A couple of Veena & Neena complete routines are on YouTube. It took a bit of work to download, convert and join the segments, but totally worth it.
'When you live your path all the time, you end up with both more path and more time.'~Venecia Rauls

Blog ~ Bookshelf ~ Jukebox

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,731
  • Faith: Orthodox. Truly, madly, deeply
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16683 on: July 20, 2013, 12:22:06 PM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.

Why is that?
The user should probably be sleeping by now.

Offline Ionnis

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,077
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16684 on: July 20, 2013, 01:09:36 PM »
I have about a half a pound of raw spinach that is going bad. It is slimy to the touch and smells like cooked spinach. Is it still safe to eat? I would hate to throw it away, but if it is unsafe I need to. Any idea?
"If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.”  -The Divine John Chrysostom

“Till we can become divine, we must be content to be human, lest in our hurry for change we sink to something lower.” -Anthony Trollope

Offline augustin717

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,754
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16685 on: July 20, 2013, 01:12:43 PM »
I have about a half a pound of raw spinach that is going bad. It is slimy to the touch and smells like cooked spinach. Is it still safe to eat? I would hate to throw it away, but if it is unsafe I need to. Any idea?
You're not gonna eat that raw? Cooking should kill all bacteria.

Offline celticfan1888

  • Production Operator - Chemtrusion
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,026
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16686 on: July 20, 2013, 01:14:04 PM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.

Why is that?

IDK, because I'm religiously retarded at the moment. I want to be Orthodox, but I'm not and I just feel awkward. I'm stuck somewhere between Orthodoxy and Buddhism. :-\

I also feel like a black sheep in the city I live in now because, well, it is 95% Asian and Cantonese speaking. And I'm this White, Nordic guy. :-[
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:14:58 PM by celticfan1888 »
Forgive my sins.

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16687 on: July 20, 2013, 01:28:01 PM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.

Why is that?

IDK, because I'm religiously retarded at the moment. I want to be Orthodox, but I'm not and I just feel awkward. I'm stuck somewhere between Orthodoxy and Buddhism. :-\

IMHO you can find 95% of Buddhism in Orthodoxy (5% accounts for belief in reincarnation and pelagianism), but not the other way around. Buddha didn't say "I am the way, and the truth, and the life".

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,731
  • Faith: Orthodox. Truly, madly, deeply
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16688 on: July 20, 2013, 01:31:47 PM »
I feel like a Black Sheep on this forum now.

Why is that?

IDK, because I'm religiously retarded at the moment. I want to be Orthodox, but I'm not and I just feel awkward. I'm stuck somewhere between Orthodoxy and Buddhism. :-\

I also feel like a black sheep in the city I live in now because, well, it is 95% Asian and Cantonese speaking. And I'm this White, Nordic guy. :-[

I don't know what you've been through but perhaps you could try emailing a local Orthodox parish and explain your situation? No need to start with Confession or anything that dramatic. You could just talk and I'm sure their priest would listen and understand your situation even if you didn't up end returning to the fold. That is, if you find a common language. Do you speak Cantonese?

As for the being a foreigner in Honk Kong that sure sounds hard. I'd like to move abroad at some point but I fear similar kind of situation. I'll light a candle for you tomorrow at the church.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:43:44 PM by Alpo »
The user should probably be sleeping by now.

Offline augustin717

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,754
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16689 on: July 20, 2013, 01:34:41 PM »
or look at the bright side of it : even EO looks pathetically western compared to Buddhism.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:34:53 PM by augustin717 »

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,731
  • Faith: Orthodox. Truly, madly, deeply
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16690 on: July 20, 2013, 01:38:18 PM »
or look at the bright side of it : even EO looks pathetically western compared to Buddhism.

Well considering the numbers of Western nightstand Buddhists and the sparsity of EOs in the West... :P
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:38:56 PM by Alpo »
The user should probably be sleeping by now.

Offline Romaios

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,933
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16691 on: July 20, 2013, 01:39:33 PM »
I also feel like a black sheep in the city I live in now because, well, it is 95% Asian and Cantonese speaking. And I'm this White, Nordic guy. :-[

Well, don't let it get to you! Embrace it - you can feel special! And there's a lot to learn. Beginning with language.  :)

Also, they say exile/alienation (xeniteia) can be a great incentive for prayer.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2013, 01:44:03 PM by Romaios »

Offline Ionnis

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,077
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16692 on: July 20, 2013, 01:53:41 PM »
I have about a half a pound of raw spinach that is going bad. It is slimy to the touch and smells like cooked spinach. Is it still safe to eat? I would hate to throw it away, but if it is unsafe I need to. Any idea?
You're not gonna eat that raw? Cooking should kill all bacteria.
Thank you!
"If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.”  -The Divine John Chrysostom

“Till we can become divine, we must be content to be human, lest in our hurry for change we sink to something lower.” -Anthony Trollope

Offline augustin717

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,754
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16693 on: July 20, 2013, 01:58:29 PM »
I have about a half a pound of raw spinach that is going bad. It is slimy to the touch and smells like cooked spinach. Is it still safe to eat? I would hate to throw it away, but if it is unsafe I need to. Any idea?
You're not gonna eat that raw? Cooking should kill all bacteria.
Thank you!
I myself , have never been afraid of trifles like bacteria, worms, mold or spiders just saying. I've eaten a lot of those.

Online Cyrillic

  • The Laughing Cavalier
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,026
  • Φέρ' ὕδωρ φέρ' οἶνον, ὦ παῖ!
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Finland
Re: Random Postings
« Reply #16694 on: July 20, 2013, 02:01:05 PM »
Look, my religion is more exotic than your religion! No, my religion is more exotic than yours!
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

νίκας τοῖς Βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος