Everybody: Quick reminder that the Sr. Global Mod has already pointed out that "Uniate" is not acceptable for use. Thank you - Cleveland
Let's consider this complaint...
1. Orthodoc, you have not been 'formally reprimanded'---there is no notation under your name that you are warned. There is no notation anywhere of this situation, and if you had not brought it up it probably would have been ignored.
In fact, unless your name is actually 'Everybody', this reminder of the long-held position of this board was addressed to all past and future participants in this thread.
No repercussions have been promulgated by the use of the word Uniate, which brings me to my next point...
2. Why was Uniate still allowed to be present in the heading? 2 reasons:
a. The Original Poster, a Roman Catholic, highlighted his lack of knowledge of the field by his use of this word. Really, this is a continued indictment of the original poster's lack of knowledge on this topic as well as Eastern Christianity in general.
Of course, he was too clueless to understand this, but this did not stop him from posting.
b. Despite the thread headline existing for several days, advertising its existance for all to see, there still has been no request or complaint from any member of the churches labeled as 'Uniate' even though there were posters I know to be members of those churches logging into this site.
In the past, if an EO person were to use this term, there would have been complaints. I find it most interesting, however, that if an RC person uses the term, the complaints do not occur.
However, now my little experiment will have to stop, although I will keep the thread with the U-word in its label to be easily found when needed and to advertise the potential growth needs for certain posters.
BTW---the moderator of this forum is not Cleveland. However, he felt it necessary to step in as he did, which is exactly what I want my Global Mods to do.