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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27945 on: February 14, 2018, 05:32:49 PM »
She converted last year and now doesn't go to her parish because the priest isn't righteous enough to administer the sacraments. She thinks the quality of God's gifts is dependent on the priest's righteousness. And of course this all happened after her encounter with a famous hermit in the region.
Unfortunately, such (or similar) stories happen to both sexes, and also to the cradles.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27946 on: February 14, 2018, 05:35:57 PM »
She converted last year and now doesn't go to her parish because the priest isn't righteous enough to administer the sacraments. She thinks the quality of God's gifts is dependent on the priest's righteousness. And of course this all happened after her encounter with a famous hermit in the region.
Unfortunately, such (or similar) stories happen to both sexes, and also to the cradles.

I occasionally thank God that the regional hermit in the area where I converted had to go to a nursing home far away before a new-to-the-faith me could get in touch with him.

I guess he's dead now.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27947 on: February 14, 2018, 05:50:06 PM »
Gosh, how do you find these local hermits?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27948 on: February 14, 2018, 06:02:24 PM »
Gosh, how do you find these local hermits?

In those days, googling "Orthodoxy in Mississippi."

No idea how a monk somehow connected to Palestinian Orthodoxy ended up outside Ellisville, but he did for a few decades. Never saw the place, but apparently after he had to leave the hermitage was vandalized. Had a Website railing about ecumenism. He apparently got rejected by ROAC when seeking a transfer at one point, ended up affiliated with HTM.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27949 on: February 14, 2018, 06:10:37 PM »
I like our local monks.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27950 on: February 14, 2018, 06:41:37 PM »
Unfortunately, such (or similar) stories happen to both sexes, and also to the cradles.
Folks are easily duped into noted clairvoyants. They tell you what you want to hear or impart some wisdom that makes you think its relevant to your problems. Especially since she was heavily steeped into that occultic mystical mumbo-jumbo its way too easy to believe it

I don't deny there are some seasoned ascetics that could have clairvoyance but I'm too much the cynic to think its about as good as reading my daily horoscope. Maybe seeing a wizard in Romania could change my mind
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27951 on: February 14, 2018, 07:15:20 PM »
Gosh, how do you find these local hermits?
you don't find them, regional hermits find you
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« Reply #27952 on: February 14, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
In college we had a Greek language lecturer . Twice divorced guy , with a certain charisma for sure. Back then even though he sounded off at times , given the intellectual environment we were on, it was hard for me to pin the whole thing down . Before I finished college he retreated to a monastery on a mountain too somewhere and after a while became an idiorhytmic monk there. Lady tine i saw him he Told me the Mossad and "they" ( code pronouns for the Jews) is sending spies there.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27953 on: February 14, 2018, 07:24:40 PM »
tfw you see someone posting who has the same username that you used to have on the forum

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27954 on: February 16, 2018, 10:56:30 AM »
I would like to publicly thank Mor Ephrem and his people for inventing ghee.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27955 on: February 16, 2018, 02:01:17 PM »
I would like to publicly thank Mor Ephrem and his people for inventing ghee.
That's nice, Rapha!  :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27956 on: February 16, 2018, 06:58:48 PM »
The homepage for the Online Etymology Dictionary has a new "Trending Words" widgit.

Trends at the time of this post- "human" "com-" "Nazi" "mankind" and "niggard."

Not sure what that says about society.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27957 on: February 16, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »
I would like to publicly thank Mor Ephrem and his people for inventing ghee.
That's nice, Rapha!  :)
What's your opinion on ghee?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27958 on: February 16, 2018, 10:44:41 PM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27959 on: February 17, 2018, 04:39:56 PM »
I wonder what St. Lawrence of Rome would think if you went back in time and told him that one day, there would be a giant ice sheet indirectly named after him.
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« Reply #27960 on: February 17, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
I wonder what St. Lawrence of Rome would think if you went back in time and told him that one day, there would be a giant ice sheet indirectly named after him.
I hope he might crack a good joke on this.
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« Reply #27961 on: February 18, 2018, 12:42:10 AM »
Why are the NASA instagram comments always so full of trolls?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27962 on: February 18, 2018, 01:36:34 AM »
Happy birthday, JamesR...I thought of you earlier this evening at Vigil when I noticed that the Theotokos icon had no candles burning in the adjacent candle stand.
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27963 on: February 18, 2018, 01:40:28 AM »
Why are the NASA instagram comments always so full of trolls?

They aren't. Those comments are being faked on a sound stage at Area 51.
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« Reply #27964 on: February 22, 2018, 12:49:21 AM »
So according to the 'Stats' section there have been 40 new members on the forum in February... yet according to the 'Members' section there hasn't been a new member since Jan. 27th ???

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« Reply #27965 on: February 22, 2018, 10:40:39 AM »
So according to the 'Stats' section there have been 40 new members on the forum in February... yet according to the 'Members' section there hasn't been a new member since Jan. 27th ???
There isn't a consistent strategy here as far whether or not to count Russian bots, I'm in favor of a 3/5 compromise.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27966 on: February 22, 2018, 06:44:42 PM »
I've been trying pretty strong snus that a friend brought me from Sweden. This stuff is crazy.

What's it called?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27967 on: February 22, 2018, 06:59:35 PM »
Iceland seems pretty swell.
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« Reply #27968 on: February 22, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
Iceland seems pretty swell.

Everyone I know who's been there says the same thing, yeah.
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« Reply #27969 on: February 22, 2018, 07:44:29 PM »
Iceland seems pretty swell.

Everyone I know who's been there says the same thing, yeah.

It's not even just the sights. Linguistic purism and a Naming Committee are the exact sort of silly thing I'd probably end up doing if I suddenly found myself the dictator of an island nation.
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« Reply #27970 on: February 22, 2018, 07:52:31 PM »
Iceland seems pretty swell.

Everyone I know who's been there says the same thing, yeah.

It's not even just the sights. Linguistic purism and a Naming Committee are the exact sort of silly thing I'd probably end up doing if I suddenly found myself the dictator of an island nation.

Ah, yeah. Me too lol. 4Real.
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« Reply #27971 on: February 22, 2018, 08:54:47 PM »
Random book of the day:


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« Reply #27972 on: February 22, 2018, 09:27:48 PM »
Yes, that certainly is random!


My apologies to all involved, but until just now I honestly thought that Arachne posted that.
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« Reply #27973 on: February 23, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »
"At the moment of death the spirit departs from the body and moves through the atmosphere. But the Scripture teaches us that the devil lurks there. He is ‘the prince of the power of the air’ (Eph. 2:2). If the eyes of our understanding were opened, one would probably see the air filled with demons, the enemies of Christ. If satan could hinder the angel of Daniel for three weeks on his mission to earth, we can imagine the opposition a Christian may encounter at death…. The moment of death is satan’s final opportunity to attack the true believer; but God has sent His angels to guard us at that time.”


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« Reply #27974 on: February 23, 2018, 12:09:57 PM »
Billy Graham?
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« Reply #27975 on: February 23, 2018, 12:24:00 PM »
Billy Graham?
You got it. ;)

From Angels, God’s Secret Messengers, pp. 150–51
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« Reply #27976 on: February 23, 2018, 12:26:56 PM »
Ha, it was an uneducated, half-serious guess. I've never read Billy Graham, I swear.
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« Reply #27977 on: February 23, 2018, 12:31:36 PM »
Oh, likewise (can't lose my Orthodox street cred). I saw it online today and got a kick out of it.
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« Reply #27978 on: February 23, 2018, 02:10:56 PM »
Sounds like a toll house thing to say  :P
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« Reply #27979 on: February 23, 2018, 02:30:38 PM »
I would imagine there's a fair probability that the book was ghostwritten.
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« Reply #27980 on: February 23, 2018, 02:32:19 PM »
Sounds like a toll house thing to say  :P
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« Reply #27981 on: February 23, 2018, 03:37:21 PM »
Amazing.
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« Reply #27982 on: February 26, 2018, 01:58:44 PM »
Hopefully the whole Lawrence Krauss thing has been instructive to a lot of "skeptics" and atheists™.

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« Reply #27983 on: February 26, 2018, 02:02:48 PM »
Hopefully the whole Lawrence Krauss thing has been instructive to a lot of "skeptics" and atheists™.

Instructive of what?
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« Reply #27984 on: February 26, 2018, 02:12:15 PM »
Hopefully the whole Lawrence Krauss thing has been instructive to a lot of "skeptics" and atheists™.

Instructive of what?

I guess the most important thing I'd hope for would be in learning to properly deal with scandals like this: don't shoot the messenger or dismiss the allegations because you love the accused, but also hold off on tar and feathering someone while things are verified. (I haven't seen much restraint from either direction on Twitter... but then it's twitter, so)
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« Reply #27985 on: February 26, 2018, 02:44:10 PM »
To add a bit more... some of the allegations involve universities/institutions and people who spoke on the record, and so should be easily verifiable. At this point people keep saying there are a dozen + independent sources, but the problem is that they're funneled through the Buzzfeed report. Those need verified by other places, and there have been further allegations on social media that could possibly be looked into. What has happened though is that a bunch of people simply don't want to believe it so they don't; while another group of people were poking at others and institutions mere hours after the story broke, basically saying that if the institutions/people didn't denounce Krauss then that it meant they were fine with everything he allegedly did. This stuff isn't 'rational,' it's hysterical. And I can sympathise, and often have a similar response. Restraint (especially when I can stick up for people I perceive to be wronged, hurting or vulnerable) ain't exactly my own shining virtue. That doesn't make it right though. And of course some people cry "Verify!" as a stalling tactic, because they hope once the furor dies down enough people will just forget that it won't matter. But that doesn't mean it's wrong to verify just because some people would try to take advantage of it. Waiting a couple days for confirmation from someone other than Buzzfeed or random social media posts isn't going to bring the whole enterprise down; if it did, that'd say more about the people involved--that they're a fickle mob who won't care after a few days--than it would the process.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27986 on: February 26, 2018, 03:00:53 PM »
You make some good points.
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« Reply #27987 on: February 26, 2018, 05:54:30 PM »
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« Reply #27988 on: February 26, 2018, 06:32:24 PM »
Hello.

Long time no see, what have you been up to? :)

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« Reply #27989 on: February 26, 2018, 08:05:31 PM »
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