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« Reply #28395 on: May 06, 2018, 08:31:48 PM »


Without context, this would make a good "this picture makes no sense" meme  ;)

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« Reply #28396 on: May 06, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Why am I not surprised about a tobacco company specifically targeting a minority group like that (I mean, the fact that they're translating a mandated CYA health warning into the language implies that they're already marketing pretty heavily to Gurani speakers). In the US, they often get in trouble for specifically targeting redlined neighborhoods, I believe.
Actually makes a lot of sense.

Has there been much Orthodox material translated into Tupi or Gurani?
Tupi, definitely not, it's a dead language. There's a medium-sized city that speaks an interesting mixed descendant called Nheengatu, but there's no Orthodox presence there. Guarani, I doubt, but it's possible, it is very widespread in Paraguay.

Without context, this would make a good "this picture makes no sense" meme  ;)
lol I was just going to drop it without any info
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« Reply #28397 on: May 07, 2018, 12:55:54 AM »
I think the Clapper would have been a success if it had been the Snapper--all you had to do was snap your fingers to turn things on and off.

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« Reply #28398 on: May 07, 2018, 12:59:40 AM »
I wonder how the weather will be this week.

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« Reply #28399 on: May 07, 2018, 07:05:12 AM »
I wonder how the weather will be this week.

It's spring, so for us that means highs in the 80's, lows in the 50's and 60's, and moody rain patterns.  This means I can stop carrying a jacket with me, except to stores where once the highs hit 75, there's some conspiratorial need to freeze all the patrons to death.   :laugh:
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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« Reply #28400 on: May 07, 2018, 12:54:26 PM »
I wonder how the weather will be this week.
The weather is pretty nice here. Not too hot, not too cold (by too cold I mean 20 Celsius). Sun shining, but not burning.
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« Reply #28401 on: May 07, 2018, 01:17:23 PM »
by too cold I mean 20 Celsius

You would freeze up here. Just a week ago a friend complained that there was too hot in Italy during her holiday. Turned out it was 19 Celsius.
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« Reply #28402 on: May 07, 2018, 01:18:58 PM »
You would freeze up here. Just a week ago a friend complained that there was too hot in Italy during her holiday. Turned out it was 19 Celsius.
I recall when I was in high school there was a cold wave and one morning we woke up to, like, 14 Celsius. People got sick, everyone was wearing thick jackets and having goosebumps... One German teacher simply showed up in shorts.
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« Reply #28403 on: May 07, 2018, 01:47:22 PM »
You would freeze up here. Just a week ago a friend complained that there was too hot in Italy during her holiday. Turned out it was 19 Celsius.
I recall when I was in high school there was a cold wave and one morning we woke up to, like, 14 Celsius. People got sick, everyone was wearing thick jackets and having goosebumps... One German teacher simply showed up in shorts.

14 degrees sounds quite typical Midsummer around here. Usually it also rains.
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« Reply #28404 on: May 07, 2018, 02:03:03 PM »
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« Reply #28405 on: May 08, 2018, 12:43:39 AM »
It's been a while since I've eaten pie.

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« Reply #28406 on: May 08, 2018, 12:52:33 AM »
It's been a while since I've eaten pie.
Wow, me too. I believe I baked the last one I ate myself, though, in my birthday back in September... Although I didn't actually bake, it's an easy recipe that doesn't go to the oven, called the Dutch pie. You just make many layers: one of Graham crackers soaked in milk, another of a mix of butter, sugar and cream (I add just a little wine), another of Graham crackers, another of butter/sugar/cream... and so on. In the end, a chocolate ganache icing (it's better with little to no sugar). 200g butter, 200g cream and 200g sugar is a good measure for the many layers if you put some of that sugar in the ganache. Milk is highly variable, so just soak one at a time. Definitely worth the work.


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« Reply #28407 on: May 08, 2018, 10:06:28 AM »
In Speechless Ecstasy : Expression and Interpretation of Mystical Experience in Classical Syriac and Sufi Literature
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I'll just leave this here. Some of you might find it interesting. The author is an EO Hieromonk and the professor of systematic theology in the University of Eastern Finland.
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I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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« Reply #28408 on: May 08, 2018, 10:31:36 PM »
in-, history, de-, spirit, bear, good-bye
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« Reply #28409 on: May 09, 2018, 09:07:05 AM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.
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« Reply #28410 on: May 09, 2018, 11:20:30 AM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

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« Reply #28411 on: May 09, 2018, 11:28:14 AM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

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« Reply #28412 on: May 09, 2018, 02:55:41 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

Tried to think of a joke earlier about how both seem very different depending on which tone they're in.
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« Reply #28413 on: May 09, 2018, 03:27:17 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

I make that mistake all the time lol.
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« Reply #28414 on: May 09, 2018, 03:29:25 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

Tried to think of a joke earlier about how both seem very different depending on which tone they're in.

Geeesh, tell me about it...

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« Reply #28415 on: May 09, 2018, 03:31:04 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

Bringing Pokémon into the church can have grave consequences.

I wonder if a Ratatta or a Grimer spawning on the Altar is grounds for resanctification. #thingsCreteshouldhaveaddressed
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« Reply #28416 on: May 09, 2018, 03:34:33 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

Bringing Pokémon into the church can have grave consequences.

I wonder if a Ratatta or a Grimer spawning on the Altar is grounds for resanctification. #thingsCreteshouldhaveaddressed

As long as they're not girls.
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« Reply #28417 on: May 09, 2018, 04:04:52 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.
"Every breath praise the Lord".

Rare picture of Pikachu and Togepi praying. Togepi has moved to a monastery in New York and was tonsured Paisios.

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« Reply #28418 on: May 09, 2018, 04:17:55 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.

Why not both?  ;)

Bringing Pokémon into the church can have grave consequences.

I wonder if a Ratatta or a Grimer spawning on the Altar is grounds for resanctification. #thingsCreteshouldhaveaddressed

As long as they're not girls.

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« Reply #28419 on: May 09, 2018, 05:09:03 PM »
Tfw I take a look at Tumblr and get full-on Poe's Law aporia...



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« Reply #28420 on: May 09, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
I was looking for prokeimenons in Arabic. Google suggested that maybe I'm looking for Pokemons.
"Every breath praise the Lord".

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« Reply #28421 on: May 09, 2018, 05:15:52 PM »
Never much liked Paul Tillich, but maybe I didn't give him a fair enough shot; I sort of feel like that ship has sailed at this point though. Unrelatedly, looking at the blurbs, reviews, and table of contents, I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"

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« Reply #28422 on: May 09, 2018, 05:20:57 PM »
I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"
He's still alive?
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« Reply #28423 on: May 09, 2018, 05:24:55 PM »
I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"
He's still alive?

Yep. 86.
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« Reply #28424 on: May 09, 2018, 05:25:30 PM »
Never much liked Paul Tillich, but maybe I didn't give him a fair enough shot; I sort of feel like that ship has sailed at this point though. Unrelatedly, looking at the blurbs, reviews, and table of contents, I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"

Point of Christianity?

I sympathize.
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« Reply #28425 on: May 09, 2018, 05:31:19 PM »
Yeah, I got the same feeling in the couple books of his that I read, but the one that apparently got published in February (or the paperback version anyway?) seems to collect together and sum up a lot of his earlier ideas. It just doesn't make sense to me why you'd try to keep balancing all the plates when you've proclaimed that the sticks don't exist...




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« Reply #28426 on: May 09, 2018, 05:45:10 PM »
It is kind of bizarre to me. He reminds of those atheists who say they still see value in religion despite not believing in it (a view which is at least as old as Matthew Arnold, let's not forget). At least Ethical Culture, August Comte's "Religion of Humanity," etc. were honest in their branding.

On the OTHER hand, it's a common tactic of fire and brimstone types to declare that anybody with a lighter view in any fashion is ALSO reducing Christianity to atheism. So, I try to practice humility about all this (and don't do a good job).
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« Reply #28427 on: May 09, 2018, 11:30:38 PM »
Never much liked Paul Tillich, but maybe I didn't give him a fair enough shot; I sort of feel like that ship has sailed at this point though. Unrelatedly, looking at the blurbs, reviews, and table of contents, I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"

I like these quotes from Tillich. I enjoyed his book of essays called, "The Shaking of The Foundations." But I still have no idea what "Process Theology" is. As for Spong, he's shallow waters.


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« Reply #28428 on: May 10, 2018, 12:11:03 AM »
Randomness for the win.

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« Reply #28429 on: May 10, 2018, 12:45:09 AM »
Never much liked Paul Tillich, but maybe I didn't give him a fair enough shot; I sort of feel like that ship has sailed at this point though. Unrelatedly, looking at the blurbs, reviews, and table of contents, I'm going to tentatively file the new John Shelby Spong book under "Things that make you go 'Ugh, what is the point then?'"

I like these quotes from Tillich. I enjoyed his book of essays called, "The Shaking of The Foundations." But I still have no idea what "Process Theology" is.

Fundamentally it's the idea that God evolves alongside the universe (which implies that He has ever expanding limitations), I think.
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« Reply #28430 on: May 10, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »
I want to do a little research on Finnish folklore. Can anyone point me to some sources on the story of the "forest shroud" or the place where you walk into the forest and everything turns upside-down and there's monsters and stuff (the incomplete description of the story that I've gotten makes me wonder if it inspired the Upside-Down from Stranger Things)?
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« Reply #28431 on: May 11, 2018, 12:06:50 AM »
I wonder when there will be an update on the Pokemon game for the Switch.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28432 on: May 11, 2018, 12:59:09 AM »
I think the Clapper would have been a success if it had been the Snapper--all you had to do was snap your fingers to turn things on and off.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28433 on: May 11, 2018, 02:37:37 AM »
I wonder when there will be an update on the Pokemon game for the Switch.

My guess would be E3 (or the end of this month if there's a leak ahead of time).
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28434 on: May 11, 2018, 02:54:15 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28435 on: May 11, 2018, 08:40:16 AM »
It is kind of bizarre to me. He reminds of those atheists who say they still see value in religion despite not believing in it (a view which is at least as old as Matthew Arnold, let's not forget). At least Ethical Culture, August Comte's "Religion of Humanity," etc. were honest in their branding.

I have an atheist friend who lost her faith mid-life, and she has expressed more than once that she misses it because she still finds value in the ritual and affirmations even though she thinks it's meaningless.

And hell, Jordan Peterson has shown that he can extract capitalist value out of religion without even pretending to belong to it.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28436 on: May 11, 2018, 09:33:53 AM »
It is kind of bizarre to me. He reminds of those atheists who say they still see value in religion despite not believing in it (a view which is at least as old as Matthew Arnold, let's not forget). At least Ethical Culture, August Comte's "Religion of Humanity," etc. were honest in their branding.

I have an atheist friend who lost her faith mid-life, and she has expressed more than once that she misses it because she still finds value in the ritual and affirmations even though she thinks it's meaningless.

It's a pretty common sentiment, I think. Human psychology seems to need something like that. I've been seeing a lot of "atheist meditation" stuff recently, for example. Whether that need is a bug or a feature, as it were, is another question.

And hell, Jordan Peterson has shown that he can extract capitalist value out of religion without even pretending to belong to it.

Yeah, though in that he seems to most appeal to people whose "religion" consists primarily of reheated Robert Bly material.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28437 on: May 11, 2018, 09:41:39 AM »
I had a co-worker who had Jordan Peterson's maxims taped to his desk. He also declared, in all seriousness, that Oasis was his favorite band.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28438 on: May 11, 2018, 09:51:51 AM »
I wonder what the connection is lol.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28439 on: May 11, 2018, 09:56:15 AM »
"Let me start by saying that I'm normally a very skeptical person..." and variations there on are kind of like the creepypasta version of "Dear Penthouse, I never believed your letters were true before..."
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