Alright Ladies and Gents, I have an assignment for a class that I need to collect data sets for, and not having the time to go quiz 60 people on the street, I thought I'd appeal to the good people…Continue
"I have heard from friend and some family that Confession in a Protestant setting is somewhat more common than we would think: many pastors, knowledgeable about the Bible and this commandment, are willing to hear confessions in the privacy of their…"
"I was raised Protestant, but I was not a very good Protestant. I didn't (often still don't) know Protestant theology, traditions, history, ecclesiology, or any other subject. I went to church on Sundays as a kid, learned BIble stories, in…"
Looks like we jumped into this thread a few years too late. I am a member if the OCA (Orthodox Church in America) my parish is strongly Russian influenced, but we have Greeks, Ethiopians and even a few Antiochans in our parish. My wife…"
"Somehow I never looked over the article before. I think the author is looking for disagreements so hard he finds them when they aren't there.
...but then I saw one that was dead on. This doctrine is present, although without the…"
"Kenneth, get to a parish. You need to go to Confession, go to Mass, and get into your faith. Get connected with your parish priest. Confession is gonna be your best friend.
"Do it yourself" is not only the absolute worse advice for a…"
The Harry Potter Series, anything by C.S. Lewis, instructional books, Shakespeare's plays (particularly Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream), The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Big Fish, Star Wars, Stranger than Fiction, Avatar, Secondhand Lions, Pan's Labyrinth, Sliding Doors, Catch Me if you Can, Bug, Indiana Jones, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Almost anything, from Sinatra to Barenaked Ladies to Bouncing Souls and Haydn.
I'm am Orthodox, how could YOU tell? The photos with the bishops? I pegged you because of the host with the Chi-Rho. Not many beside a traditionalist Western Christan would have that. I didn't check your page so I just went for RC or CoE.
If you're wondering about any obscure celtic saints, tomorrow is St Lawdog's day. He was a 6th Cent. Welsh saints. Not much is known of him, but he does have 4 churches dedicated to him in St David's Diocese. I'd be interested in talking theology with you some time. I come from a traditional Lutheran background, and converted to EO a couple years ago after a LONG search for the fullness of Truth.
Hey there Rawb. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd also give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"My anecdotal defense of rote learning, currently described perjoratively as "repetition" by the educational establishment.
ROTE LEARNING WORKS. It's how you learned your "birth language."
IMHO, since I date back…"
"1. To paraphrase Commodore Vanderbilt on yachting: "If you have to ask..."
2. Because quite often, "nature," in the form of undeveloped areas, is usually not found anywhere near home or a hotel. When I do get the chance to get…"
"Croci don't mate, per se. They propagate from corms, which are sort of like bulbs. The Internet is your friend. I found propagating instructions by Googling "crocus propagation" in about two minutes. That included following a blind…"
"Can I take this thread off topic for a second and ask, Why people like camping? I mean, what is the appeal of leaving the comfort and plenty of civilization in order to sleep in the forest on the ground and be exposed to insects and the elements all…"
"I have a sneaking suspicion the closest you're going to get him to camping will be someplace like Asilomar...you're sort of in the woods, you're virtually on the beach, but you don't have TV, AC, telephones, or "business…"