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« Reply #28980 on: June 22, 2018, 10:10:49 PM »
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« Reply #28981 on: June 22, 2018, 10:14:12 PM »
Is abortion illegal in Brazil ? Or threatened?
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« Reply #28982 on: June 22, 2018, 10:17:31 PM »
Is abortion illegal in Brazil ? Or threatened?
Abortion is illegal, but rape and risk of life are legal criminal exemptions and the Judiciary increased extreme malformations as another exemption. Abortionist movements wish even for late-term abortion to be legalised.

Our legislative body is very conservative, but our Judiciary is extremely powerful and seeks to amplify legal abortion despite it's criminal illegality. They even "legalised" (that's probably not the right legal terminology since it was a judiciary act) gay marriage while the Constitution clearly forbids it.
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« Reply #28983 on: June 22, 2018, 10:26:28 PM »
Is abortion illegal in Brazil ? Or threatened?
Abortion is illegal, but rape and risk of life are legal criminal exemptions and the Judiciary increased extreme malformations as another exemption. Abortionist movements wish even for late-term abortion to be legalised.

Our legislative body is very conservative, but our Judiciary is extremely powerful and seeks to amplify legal abortion despite it's criminal illegality. They even "legalised" (that's probably not the right legal terminology since it was a judiciary act) gay marriage while the Constitution clearly forbids it.
Sounds Pretty though imo. Are women that abort ever prosecuted under Brazilian law?
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« Reply #28984 on: June 22, 2018, 10:45:41 PM »
Are women that abort ever prosecuted under Brazilian law?
Sure, but they're usually not arrested, since the maximum penalty is three years of detention, and you'll only get in prision for your first crime either if the penalty given is higher than four years, or if your judge is a real meanie plus your lawyer/defender is stupid. There were only 33 arrests for passive abortion in 2014.
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« Reply #28985 on: June 22, 2018, 11:21:41 PM »
I never thought Proverbs 28:1 could look so real. These people were in the hundreds and they literally refused to march to the originally intended place because there were about a hundred people praying there, the vast majority as inoffensive as one can imagine. They screamed words of order, threatened us, but no one came to us, it was just roaring.

Tbf, I'm sure most of them could see the swords. Were any of them armed with more than a bottle?
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« Reply #28986 on: June 23, 2018, 12:13:35 AM »
I never thought Proverbs 28:1 could look so real. These people were in the hundreds and they literally refused to march to the originally intended place because there were about a hundred people praying there, the vast majority as inoffensive as one can imagine. They screamed words of order, threatened us, but no one came to us, it was just roaring.
Tbf, I'm sure most of them could see the swords. Were any of them armed with more than a bottle?
We weren't with the swordsmen at this point anymore, it was just us and these two elderly siblings.
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« Reply #28987 on: June 23, 2018, 12:26:57 AM »
Someone took a picture of one of the swordsmen. I love Rio.

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« Reply #28988 on: June 23, 2018, 01:59:38 AM »
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« Reply #28989 on: June 23, 2018, 02:33:24 AM »
Based on funny quotes, who'd win? Christopher Hitchens or Stephen Fry?
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« Reply #28990 on: June 23, 2018, 02:37:13 AM »
Never heard Christopher Hitchens say anything funny, so I guess Fry by default?

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« Reply #28991 on: June 23, 2018, 05:37:13 AM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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« Reply #28992 on: June 23, 2018, 08:51:53 AM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
We call it "Noc Świętojańska" ("Night of st. John") or "Wianki" ("Wreaths"), as one of the main points is to put wreaths with candles inside by virgins waiting for getting married on water (usually a nearby river) at night. If the wreath goes far, there is a hope for the girl who put it on water. Another versio of this ritual is that boys are waiting on the anotehr bank of the river and are trying to catch the wreaths and then identify the owner of the wreath - it used to be a way to get enganged.
There are also other names like "Sobótka" ("little Saturday", or maybe, a vigil"), "Kupała" (maybe that comes from taking a bath - probably because it was the first day, or actually ngiht, when taking a bath in a river/lake/sea was allowed, actually it was for practical reasons ;) ).

Nowadays oficial parties by cities are organised with some concerts, e.g in Warsaw:
http://wawawianki.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WiankiWarszawa/photos/?tab=albums
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« Reply #28993 on: June 23, 2018, 09:06:38 AM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
We call it "Noc Świętojańska" ("Night of st. John") or "Wianki" ("Wreaths"), as one of the main points is to put wreaths with candles inside by virgins waiting for getting married on water (usually a nearby river) at night. If the wreath goes far, there is a hope for the girl who put it on water. Another versio of this ritual is that boys are waiting on the anotehr bank of the river and are trying to catch the wreaths and then identify the owner of the wreath - it used to be a way to get enganged.
There are also other names like "Sobótka" ("little Saturday", or maybe, a vigil"), "Kupała" (maybe that comes from taking a bath - probably because it was the first day, or actually ngiht, when taking a bath in a river/lake/sea was allowed, actually it was for practical reasons ;) ).

Nowadays oficial parties by cities are organised with some concerts, e.g in Warsaw:
http://wawawianki.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WiankiWarszawa/photos/?tab=albums

this sounds a bit pagan!
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« Reply #28994 on: June 23, 2018, 09:19:22 AM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
We call it "Noc Świętojańska" ("Night of st. John") or "Wianki" ("Wreaths"), as one of the main points is to put wreaths with candles inside by virgins waiting for getting married on water (usually a nearby river) at night. If the wreath goes far, there is a hope for the girl who put it on water. Another versio of this ritual is that boys are waiting on the anotehr bank of the river and are trying to catch the wreaths and then identify the owner of the wreath - it used to be a way to get enganged.
There are also other names like "Sobótka" ("little Saturday", or maybe, a vigil"), "Kupała" (maybe that comes from taking a bath - probably because it was the first day, or actually ngiht, when taking a bath in a river/lake/sea was allowed, actually it was for practical reasons ;) ).

Nowadays oficial parties by cities are organised with some concerts, e.g in Warsaw:
http://wawawianki.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WiankiWarszawa/photos/?tab=albums

this sounds a bit pagan!

Beacuse it has pagan roots. Don't know about Russia, but in Serbia for this feast there are also wreaths, that may be blessed in church. Church - as with many other feasts and tradition - was wise to not fight with that, but to christianise it.
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« Reply #28995 on: June 23, 2018, 09:28:35 AM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
We call it "Noc Świętojańska" ("Night of st. John") or "Wianki" ("Wreaths"), as one of the main points is to put wreaths with candles inside by virgins waiting for getting married on water (usually a nearby river) at night. If the wreath goes far, there is a hope for the girl who put it on water. Another versio of this ritual is that boys are waiting on the anotehr bank of the river and are trying to catch the wreaths and then identify the owner of the wreath - it used to be a way to get enganged.
There are also other names like "Sobótka" ("little Saturday", or maybe, a vigil"), "Kupała" (maybe that comes from taking a bath - probably because it was the first day, or actually ngiht, when taking a bath in a river/lake/sea was allowed, actually it was for practical reasons ;) ).

Nowadays oficial parties by cities are organised with some concerts, e.g in Warsaw:
http://wawawianki.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WiankiWarszawa/photos/?tab=albums

this sounds a bit pagan!

Beacuse it has pagan roots. Don't know about Russia, but in Serbia for this feast there are also wreaths, that may be blessed in church. Church - as with many other feasts and tradition - was wise to not fight with that, but to christianise it.

remember the Baltic crusades? thousands of Eastern European Christians both Catholics and Orthodox brutally slew all the pagans. until recently there were  no pagans in Russia now we have the Rodnovery or Slavic native faith in Russia you can look it up if you wish!
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« Reply #28996 on: June 23, 2018, 01:51:41 PM »
Hot take of the day: I don't care about kids reading Harry Potter or playing DnD, but anyone who lets their kids watch Tana Mongeau on youtube is a bad parent. Fact.

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« Reply #28997 on: June 23, 2018, 02:00:41 PM »

And apparently back in the days it was also very potent time to perform various small rituals for young women to see their future spouse. A lot more convenient really than Tinder other modern means.
Here too.

How were they in Poland? Up here they usually involve sauna, nature or Midsummer Fire. Like as many times cuckoo sings as many years will go until until you meet your spouse or to which direction the Midsummer Fire will collapse from that direction your spouse will come.
We call it "Noc Świętojańska" ("Night of st. John") or "Wianki" ("Wreaths"), as one of the main points is to put wreaths with candles inside by virgins waiting for getting married on water (usually a nearby river) at night. If the wreath goes far, there is a hope for the girl who put it on water. Another versio of this ritual is that boys are waiting on the anotehr bank of the river and are trying to catch the wreaths and then identify the owner of the wreath - it used to be a way to get enganged.
There are also other names like "Sobótka" ("little Saturday", or maybe, a vigil"), "Kupała" (maybe that comes from taking a bath - probably because it was the first day, or actually ngiht, when taking a bath in a river/lake/sea was allowed, actually it was for practical reasons ;) ).

Nowadays oficial parties by cities are organised with some concerts, e.g in Warsaw:
http://wawawianki.pl/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WiankiWarszawa/photos/?tab=albums

this sounds a bit pagan!

Beacuse it has pagan roots. Don't know about Russia, but in Serbia for this feast there are also wreaths, that may be blessed in church. Church - as with many other feasts and tradition - was wise to not fight with that, but to christianise it.

remember the Baltic crusades? thousands of Eastern European Christians both Catholics and Orthodox brutally slew all the pagans. until recently there were  no pagans in Russia now we have the Rodnovery or Slavic native faith in Russia you can look it up if you wish!

I mean that Church has adopted various pagan traditions and give them Christian sense.
As I said, the wreaths are blessed by the Serbian Orthodox Church, they're called ivanjski venčići (Little wreaths of st. John).

THere is also blessing of herbs for the Dormition feast, in Serbia and Poland. There is blessing of basil for the Exaltation of the Cross feast in Greek traditions.
Blessing koliva for the departed has also Pagan roots. And so on.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #28998 on: June 24, 2018, 05:08:02 PM »
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« Reply #28999 on: June 24, 2018, 05:52:57 PM »
In Iberian cultures, our old Pagan traditions were reserved to Carnival and alternative medicine.  :P 





We took most of these stuff with us to Latin America, but then absorbed extra hints of Paganism from natives and Africans.
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« Reply #29000 on: June 25, 2018, 03:41:25 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".
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« Reply #29001 on: June 25, 2018, 07:50:59 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".

What makes you wonder?
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« Reply #29002 on: June 25, 2018, 08:30:14 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".

There’s an old joke. 3 guys are talking about how they decide how much to give to God.

1) I draw a big circle and throw all the money in the air. What falls into the circle is God’s, the rest is mine.
2) I draw the circle and throw all the money in the air. What fall into the circle is mine, the rest is God’s.
3) I throw all the money in the air. What God wants, He keeps.

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« Reply #29003 on: June 25, 2018, 09:47:26 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".

What makes you wonder?

Probably the 'one license to sin, punch 12 and get a free sin" card the priest hands you in a handshake after the confession.
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« Reply #29004 on: June 25, 2018, 10:36:24 AM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".

What makes you wonder?

Probably the 'one license to sin, punch 12 and get a free sin" card the priest hands you in a handshake after the confession.
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« Reply #29005 on: June 25, 2018, 11:16:47 AM »
I pray to God that no protestants come to this thread and see what we have posted!
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« Reply #29006 on: June 25, 2018, 11:17:55 AM »
I pray to God that no protestants come to this thread and see what we have posted!

It's my main Orthodox recruiting tool, actually.
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« Reply #29007 on: June 25, 2018, 11:31:13 AM »
I pray to God that no protestants come to this thread and see what we have posted!

It's my main Orthodox recruiting tool, actually.

I bet greeks hate me!
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« Reply #29008 on: June 25, 2018, 11:46:42 AM »
I pray to God that no protestants come to this thread and see what we have posted!

It's my main Orthodox recruiting tool, actually.

I bet greeks hate me!

I can't speak for the Greeks in the desert.

But in my garage/cathedral/woodshop, we apply heavy economia to anyone who is willing to look the other way for our own sins.
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« Reply #29009 on: June 25, 2018, 12:24:53 PM »
I pray to God that no protestants come to this thread and see what we have posted!

It's my main Orthodox recruiting tool, actually.

I bet greeks hate me!

I can't speak for the Greeks in the desert.

But in my garage/cathedral/woodshop, we apply heavy economia to anyone who is willing to look the other way for our own sins.

of course you do   :D
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« Reply #29010 on: June 25, 2018, 01:07:20 PM »
I don't like bananas.
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« Reply #29011 on: June 25, 2018, 01:15:49 PM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #29012 on: June 25, 2018, 01:17:47 PM »
I don't like bananas.

but why?

We all hate bananas because they remind us of the golden garments of light we lost in the Fall.
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« Reply #29013 on: June 25, 2018, 01:20:19 PM »
I don't like bananas.

but why?

We all hate bananas because they remind us of the golden garments of light we lost in the Fall.

so sad :'(
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« Reply #29014 on: June 25, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »
Sometimes I wonder if Protestants are right in their criticism against Orthodox confession as a "license to sin".
Everybody sins. The difference is that we have formal and mysterious repentance while Protestants can just tell God they're sorry and shrug it off since (as for most sects) they didn't even lose salvation in the first place. Works both ways.
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« Reply #29015 on: June 25, 2018, 02:05:42 PM »
I don't like bananas.

but why?

Because bananas as you can buy them today, in the stores, are a man -made invention. Wild bananas look and taste nothing like what you can buy in grocergy stores. God gave us bananas perfectly as he created thenm. WHat part of "AND IT WAS GOOD" do people not understand?

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« Reply #29016 on: June 25, 2018, 02:08:03 PM »
I don't like bananas.

but why?

Because bananas as you can buy them today, in the stores, are a man -made invention. Wild bananas look and taste nothing like what you can buy in grocergy stores. God gave us bananas perfectly as he created thenm. WHat part of "AND IT WAS GOOD" do people not understand?

 I just had a look at some wild bananas and now I am shooketh!
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« Reply #29017 on: June 25, 2018, 02:20:40 PM »
I used to have banana trees. They only grew nasty little plantain-looking things.
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« Reply #29018 on: June 25, 2018, 03:04:27 PM »
I don't like bananas.

but why?

It's the mushy texture they have that pushes me away. Though I do like banana bread.
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« Reply #29019 on: June 26, 2018, 03:15:39 PM »
A myriad posts! \8)/
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« Reply #29020 on: June 26, 2018, 03:36:53 PM »
My only weakness is, well, never mind

And you'll sleep, but they'll find you

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« Reply #29021 on: June 26, 2018, 03:56:28 PM »
so, what are the opinions of the People here of the Russian Orthodox church!
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« Reply #29022 on: June 26, 2018, 04:09:43 PM »
so, what are the opinions of the People here of the Russian Orthodox church!

Like 90% of people who claim to be Russian Orthodox, I don't give it much thought in my daily life ;)

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« Reply #29023 on: June 26, 2018, 04:24:43 PM »
so, what are the opinions of the People here of the Russian Orthodox church!
I don't have one, because it's not a jurisdiction I've had any contact with or have much knowledge of.  :)
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« Reply #29024 on: June 26, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
so, what are the opinions of the People here of the Russian Orthodox church!
I like it! They have a parish in my local area . . .!
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