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« Reply #9271 on: April 17, 2011, 02:03:33 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.
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« Reply #9272 on: April 17, 2011, 06:11:51 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

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« Reply #9273 on: April 17, 2011, 06:28:12 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

"General Zod does not take orders. He gives them."
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« Reply #9274 on: April 17, 2011, 06:30:41 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

...Lay down on your backs before Zod, now, using your lower abdominals, raise your legs before Zod...one before Zod, two before Zod, three before Zod...

One of my favourites on Robot Chicken, but still not as good as Le Wrath di Khan.
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« Reply #9275 on: April 18, 2011, 08:20:33 AM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

...Lay down on your backs before Zod, now, using your lower abdominals, raise your legs before Zod...one before Zod, two before Zod, three before Zod...

One of my favourites on Robot Chicken, but still not as good as Le Wrath di Khan.

I have a guilty pleasure for "Kill Bunny."  I had to admit that was very creative on a symbolic level.
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« Reply #9276 on: April 18, 2011, 05:15:08 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

"General Zod does not take orders. He gives them."
You stoked about this, Father? Cheesy
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« Reply #9277 on: April 21, 2011, 07:17:44 PM »

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« Reply #9278 on: April 21, 2011, 07:56:35 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

"General Zod does not take orders. He gives them."
You stoked about this, Father? Cheesy

Does anyone else think that the new Thor movie is only very loosely going to be based on the comics, and 90% Hollywood? 
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« Reply #9279 on: April 21, 2011, 08:33:21 PM »

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD.

"General Zod does not take orders. He gives them."
You stoked about this, Father? Cheesy

Does anyone else think that the new Thor movie is only very loosely going to be based on the comics, and 90% Hollywood? 
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« Reply #9280 on: April 21, 2011, 08:38:34 PM »

In other news, if the new Superman movie, Man of Steel ( http://www.beyondhollywood.com/category/superman-the-man-of-steel-2009-movie/ ), turns out to be as lame as Superman Returns ( http://supermanreturns.warnerbros.com/ ), I predict social unrest.
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« Reply #9281 on: April 21, 2011, 08:49:21 PM »

yah a lot of the superman sequels wern't that great (IMO). 

The Thor thing is really bothering me.  I saw a preview the other day that was AWESOME, and then another one which just made me think..."thor never fought against crazy machines for a woman"...at least in any episode I read...
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« Reply #9282 on: April 21, 2011, 08:58:17 PM »

How can you guys sit here complaining about movies like superman, when hollywood is about to make a mockery of Conan the Barbarian!? On the positive side, I saw in a Steroids/Supplements Brochure bodybuilding magazine that Ronnie Coleman is going to be in a zombie movie. Finally, some good news... I want to see Ronnie die... slowly...  Tongue
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« Reply #9283 on: April 21, 2011, 08:58:42 PM »

yah a lot of the superman sequels wern't that great (IMO). 

The Thor thing is really bothering me.  I saw a preview the other day that was AWESOME, and then another one which just made me think..."thor never fought against crazy machines for a woman"...at least in any episode I read...
Sounds like you may be as protective of Thor as I am of Superman.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9284 on: April 21, 2011, 09:19:34 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!
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« Reply #9285 on: April 21, 2011, 09:35:40 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!

I just don't know how true this Thor character is to the original comics.  For instance, I don't really remember a woman being involved...maybe I didn't read through the whole series...
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« Reply #9286 on: April 21, 2011, 09:38:50 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!

I just don't know how true this Thor character is to the original comics.  For instance, I don't really remember a woman being involved...maybe I didn't read through the whole series...

Thor's been involved with several women over the past 50 years, starting with Jane Foster in the Lee/Kirby years (and a quick check on imdb shows that this is Natalie Portman character's name).
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« Reply #9287 on: April 21, 2011, 10:06:31 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!

I just don't know how true this Thor character is to the original comics.  For instance, I don't really remember a woman being involved...maybe I didn't read through the whole series...

Thor's been involved with several women over the past 50 years, starting with Jane Foster in the Lee/Kirby years (and a quick check on imdb shows that this is Natalie Portman character's name).
I'm pretty optimistic about Thor being faithful. The giant machine is a pretty accurate cinematic representation of this and most of what we've seen so far seems to be rooted firmly in the comics or at the very least not outright contradicting them. Brannagh is a fantastic director, so he should be able to get good performances out of everyone. Even if he doesn't, we know it's going to look really dang cool. I'm a bit more worried about Captain America, since the costume and a few details deviate from the comics on some points points, and Joe Johnston is pretty hit-or-miss but I'm a pretty optimistic guy in general, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm a Snyder and a Superman fanboy, and the cast is phenomenal so far, so I have no reason not to eagerly anticipate Man of Steel.
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« Reply #9288 on: April 21, 2011, 10:23:53 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!

I just don't know how true this Thor character is to the original comics.  For instance, I don't really remember a woman being involved...maybe I didn't read through the whole series...

Thor's been involved with several women over the past 50 years, starting with Jane Foster in the Lee/Kirby years (and a quick check on imdb shows that this is Natalie Portman character's name).
I'm pretty optimistic about Thor being faithful. The giant machine is a pretty accurate cinematic representation of this and most of what we've seen so far seems to be rooted firmly in the comics or at the very least not outright contradicting them. Brannagh is a fantastic director, so he should be able to get good performances out of everyone. Even if he doesn't, we know it's going to look really dang cool. I'm a bit more worried about Captain America, since the costume and a few details deviate from the comics on some points points, and Joe Johnston is pretty hit-or-miss but I'm a pretty optimistic guy in general, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm a Snyder and a Superman fanboy, and the cast is phenomenal so far, so I have no reason not to eagerly anticipate Man of Steel.

Cap's costume in the movie takes a lot of it's cues from the Ultimate Comics line (which is also the comic line that gave the brilliant inspiration for Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury), and is by far the best looking Cap costume on film to date.  I'm cautiously optimistic on this one (though, really, how do you have a Cap release in July and not do it on July 4th weekend?).

The only thing that worries me about the Man of Steel movie is the presence of Kevin Costner as Jonathon Kent. A bit role, perhaps, but Costner is bad movie juju.

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« Reply #9289 on: April 21, 2011, 10:51:46 PM »

Marvel has made some pretty decent movies since getting their own studio.  So, I'm holding out hope that Thor and Captain America both will be decent at the least.  As for faithfulness to the comics, the strategy that started with Iron Man and looks like it's continuing through these movies has been to blend the Marvel and Ultimate continuities into mostly new stories that are faithful to the characters.  I could care less if they rip a storyline straight from the comics (Watchmen did this for the most part and turned out horrible) as long as the characters actually act like the people they're supposed to be.

But, hey, if Thor and Cap end up not being any good, we still get a Joss Whedon helmed Avengers movie next year!

I just don't know how true this Thor character is to the original comics.  For instance, I don't really remember a woman being involved...maybe I didn't read through the whole series...

Thor's been involved with several women over the past 50 years, starting with Jane Foster in the Lee/Kirby years (and a quick check on imdb shows that this is Natalie Portman character's name).
I'm pretty optimistic about Thor being faithful. The giant machine is a pretty accurate cinematic representation of this and most of what we've seen so far seems to be rooted firmly in the comics or at the very least not outright contradicting them. Brannagh is a fantastic director, so he should be able to get good performances out of everyone. Even if he doesn't, we know it's going to look really dang cool. I'm a bit more worried about Captain America, since the costume and a few details deviate from the comics on some points points, and Joe Johnston is pretty hit-or-miss but I'm a pretty optimistic guy in general, so I'm looking forward to it. I'm a Snyder and a Superman fanboy, and the cast is phenomenal so far, so I have no reason not to eagerly anticipate Man of Steel.

Cap's costume in the movie takes a lot of it's cues from the Ultimate Comics line (which is also the comic line that gave the brilliant inspiration for Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury), and is by far the best looking Cap costume on film to date.  I'm cautiously optimistic on this one (though, really, how do you have a Cap release in July and not do it on July 4th weekend?).

The only thing that worries me about the Man of Steel movie is the presence of Kevin Costner as Jonathon Kent. A bit role, perhaps, but Costner is bad movie juju.


It's obviously a huge improvement over the 90s costume or the Reb Brown monstrosity, but I still think it could be better. I wouldn't mind a straight adaptation of the Ultimate or Heroes Reborn costume (another influence, going by the painted on wings), but the whole stripes=straps things kind of bugs me. I get that it makes them look more functional, but they don't seem to have any actual function. Same thing with the burgundy gloves ('cuz that's gonna make him stick out less. Roll Eyes) I really shouldn't complain too much. Compared to what could have been, it looks pretty nice.

Whatever. He's a good actor, even though he's been in a lot of bad movies. I can't think of an incident where he's ruined an otherwise good one. Hopefully this won't be one.
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« Reply #9290 on: April 29, 2011, 11:51:20 AM »

I am in Constantinople and couldn't care less about discussions on this forum.
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« Reply #9291 on: April 29, 2011, 11:53:04 AM »

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I am in Constantinople and couldn't care less about discussions on this forum.

Well thank you for taking the time to post and tell us, otherwise we wouldn't have known!  police
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« Reply #9293 on: April 29, 2011, 11:58:48 AM »

I am in Constantinople and couldn't care less about discussions on this forum.

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I am in Constantinople and couldn't care less about discussions on this forum.

Well thank you for taking the time to post and tell us, otherwise we wouldn't have known!  police

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« Reply #9296 on: May 01, 2011, 12:04:40 AM »

I am suffering from convert burnout.  Angry

I feel like the more I learn about Orthodoxy, the less I want to study Orthodoxy. And I'm not even talking about the nature of the Trinity or prayer. I'm talking about issues like the calendar, the OCA, ecumenism, heterodoxy blah blah blah.

The academic part of me is curious and soaking up all the info like a sponge. The other part of me thinks, "Who really cares?" I think God will laugh at me and say, "Why didn't you spend your time with your family instead of reading articles online about a certain priest in the OCA?"

I just WANT TO BE ORTHODOX. Does that make any sense? I think I'm going crazy.
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That makes perfect sense. If it's any comfort, I know where you're coming from. There's a reason that I chose to change my username to something that means "unstable," after all  Grin ...and more than one person (including a priest) has said that the root of my problem is reading/thinking too much. I totally understand what you mean about just wanting to DO or BE Orthodox, without getting entangled in all the other stuff (for lack of a better term). But then curiosity hits, and you go searching and try to understand... it's frustrating. I suppose it's difficult to find that balance... maybe it gets easier as time goes on? I don't know...(?)
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« Reply #9298 on: May 01, 2011, 07:36:36 AM »

I am suffering from convert burnout.  Angry

I feel like the more I learn about Orthodoxy, the less I want to study Orthodoxy. And I'm not even talking about the nature of the Trinity or prayer. I'm talking about issues like the calendar, the OCA, ecumenism, heterodoxy blah blah blah.

The academic part of me is curious and soaking up all the info like a sponge. The other part of me thinks, "Who really cares?" I think God will laugh at me and say, "Why didn't you spend your time with your family instead of reading articles online about a certain priest in the OCA?"

I just WANT TO BE ORTHODOX. Does that make any sense? I think I'm going crazy.



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« Reply #9299 on: May 01, 2011, 09:35:21 AM »

I am suffering from convert burnout.  Angry

I feel like the more I learn about Orthodoxy, the less I want to study Orthodoxy. And I'm not even talking about the nature of the Trinity or prayer. I'm talking about issues like the calendar, the OCA, ecumenism, heterodoxy blah blah blah.

The academic part of me is curious and soaking up all the info like a sponge. The other part of me thinks, "Who really cares?" I think God will laugh at me and say, "Why didn't you spend your time with your family instead of reading articles online about a certain priest in the OCA?"

I just WANT TO BE ORTHODOX. Does that make any sense? I think I'm going crazy.



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« Reply #9300 on: May 01, 2011, 11:25:11 AM »

Thanks for your words (and kicky graphics!) all!  Cheesy They definitely made me smile.

I'm sure that most of us on the board are struggling with the same problem to some extent. Too much information!

I am trying to ignore certain threads, since I do like talking to you all so much! I'll just focus on prayer and The Philokalia and spend less time worrying about so-and-so's political views and whether I'm going to hell for choosing the church I did.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9301 on: May 01, 2011, 09:25:36 PM »

Someone explain to me why this guy is considered handsome...? Please...?



maybe it's the hair...

I have much better hair than that and I don't have my own tv show and middle-aged women having inappropriate crushes on me.

I say it's the wonky nose.
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« Reply #9302 on: May 01, 2011, 09:32:04 PM »

Uh hello, he cooks! Finding a man who can cook is like finding a treasure.

Luckily, my husband can cook. I only consider him a half treasure because he refuses to use salt.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9303 on: May 01, 2011, 09:39:22 PM »

Uh hello, he cooks! Finding a man who can cook is like finding a treasure.

Luckily, my husband can cook. I only consider him a half treasure because he refuses to use salt.  Cheesy

Okay, well, since you've explained the appeal of the bizarre-faced Curtis Stone, would you mind explaining why so many women are attracted to this:



And again, I have better hair.
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« Reply #9304 on: May 01, 2011, 09:47:20 PM »

Ugh, I can't stand him!!! I have weird taste in men, but my other girl friends don't like him either.

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« Reply #9305 on: May 01, 2011, 09:53:37 PM »

Ugh, I can't stand him!!! I have weird taste in men, but my other girl friends don't like him either.



He just seems so...full of himself.  that's my thought on that. 
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« Reply #9306 on: May 01, 2011, 09:59:10 PM »

Ugh, I can't stand him!!! I have weird taste in men, but my other girl friends don't like him either.



He just seems so...full of himself.  that's my thought on that.

Not to mention unwashed.
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« Reply #9307 on: May 01, 2011, 10:05:51 PM »

Forget him being unwashed (although that's a big minus). Any guy who comes off as thinking that he's intelligent is a turn off. I know that everyone thinks that they are so to some extent. It's a mysterious balance between humility and arrogance that must be achieved.

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« Reply #9308 on: May 01, 2011, 10:15:37 PM »

Any guy who comes off as thinking that he's intelligent is a turn off.
Cursed are those men who KNOW they're intelligent. Sad
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« Reply #9309 on: May 01, 2011, 10:23:29 PM »

Forget him being unwashed (although that's a big minus). Any guy who comes off as thinking that he's intelligent is a turn off. I know that everyone thinks that they are so to some extent. It's a mysterious balance between humility and arrogance that must be achieved.

(No, women are not confusing! Not at all!)

I think (know?) I am intelligent. I believe humility comes in realising that my intellect is no real achievement and that there are certainly far superior character traits worth possessing.

I find the pretensions of some women to complexity somewhat irksome. There are those who are genuinely complex, and then there are those that use "complexity" as a shield against attacks on their contradictory/chaotic beliefs and manner of living.

I know I've just made myself look like a major jerk, so in the interest of not changing the tone of this thread, here's a video I found amusing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmD-wDEeOds
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« Reply #9310 on: May 01, 2011, 10:23:51 PM »

Ugh, I can't stand him!!! I have weird taste in men, but my other girl friends don't like him either.



He just seems so...full of himself.  that's my thought on that. 
He's quite the comedian, going on international TV and making some swipe about the US leaving people dying in the streets the same week his Prime Minister was apologizing for all those dying in British hospitals.
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« Reply #9311 on: May 01, 2011, 10:31:15 PM »

Forget him being unwashed (although that's a big minus). Any guy who comes off as thinking that he's intelligent is a turn off. I know that everyone thinks that they are so to some extent. It's a mysterious balance between humility and arrogance that must be achieved.

(No, women are not confusing! Not at all!)

I have a similar issue, only with women and beauty. Cheesy I think it's good and healthy for a woman to feel/think she's attractive, and know that her significant other finds her attractive. Some women, though, who know that they're the most attractive woman in the room, really shove your nose in it and have sort of a subtle aura of superiority when they interact with others.
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« Reply #9312 on: May 01, 2011, 10:31:36 PM »

Don't worry, you don't look like a jerk! Many women are like that (and perhaps I myself come off like that at times).

I just formed my opinions about guys from my experiences in college.

I was in a very competitive program, and let me tell you, the pure arrogance of the male students was ridiculous! There's a difference between knowing that you are intelligent and thinking that you are correct in everything.

When I would go out with them for lunch, they would lecture ME on politics. I was in the same classes and shouting them down during debates, and they would say, "Do you know what a libertarian is? Did you know that people don't speak Arabic in Iran?" I just wanted to say, "No, you moron, I'm getting higher grades than you and I don't know what 'Farsi' is."* The truly intelligent yet humble men were so refreshing to speak to. They spoke about anything and everything, asked for my opinion, listened, and didn't act like a show-off, even if they disagreed with me.

I don't like when men talk down to me. My older husband and I get into little tiffs about that all the time...hah... Listen, we're not perfect either. There are plenty of women who like arrogant, good looking men. I can't explain my gender's ever-changing preferences!

There are women who want good, serious men though, I promise.

*I was being sarcastic. I briefly studied Farsi.

Asteriktos -- I have a problem with that too!! Ha ha.
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« Reply #9313 on: May 02, 2011, 01:14:56 AM »

How can you guys sit here complaining about movies like superman, when hollywood is about to make a mockery of Conan the Barbarian!? On the positive side, I saw in a Steroids/Supplements Brochure bodybuilding magazine that Ronnie Coleman is going to be in a zombie movie. Finally, some good news... I want to see Ronnie die... slowly...  Tongue

Nice reference. lulz.

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« Reply #9314 on: May 02, 2011, 01:15:49 AM »

I am suffering from convert burnout.  Angry

I feel like the more I learn about Orthodoxy, the less I want to study Orthodoxy. And I'm not even talking about the nature of the Trinity or prayer. I'm talking about issues like the calendar, the OCA, ecumenism, heterodoxy blah blah blah.

The academic part of me is curious and soaking up all the info like a sponge. The other part of me thinks, "Who really cares?" I think God will laugh at me and say, "Why didn't you spend your time with your family instead of reading articles online about a certain priest in the OCA?"

I just WANT TO BE ORTHODOX. Does that make any sense? I think I'm going crazy.



http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/12/orthographs-1.html

Brilliant site. Thank you for pointing this out to me.
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