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Recent content by chrevbel

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    Kiev Recommendations

    I will be connecting through Kiev in June, and likely spending a couple of days there.  I would be interested in working with a local iconographer who (if he/she doesn't have a stock already) would be willing to have an icon finished by then, and with whom I could then meet to pick it up.  Any...
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    A political matter

    ...though I think you'll agree it doesn't belong in the Politics forum. I've recently run across the terms hacktivist and hacktivism, referring to a person who pursues their often ideological and radical political objectives through computer hacking. I would like to lay claim to the term...
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    Polytheism

    Am reading Virgil's Aeneid.  No compelling reason why, except that I found a copy of it on sale and that I've been generally (albeit slowly) pursuing a course of "catching up" on reading some things most people read in high school or college.  But already I digress. It occurred to me that...
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    Odd (at least to me)

    This is a question that's puzzled me for a while now... I've attached a current screenshot of "Who's Online".  As usual, there are a couple of Guest accounts shown as posting to "Read Me! Compiled board policies..." This thread is locked, so how is it so frequently being posted to? Guest...
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    Internal consistency

    Short version:  Is Orthodox Christianity internally consistent? Long-winded, verbose, rambling, how-did-you-end-up-asking-a-question-like-that version: There's a thread elsewhere in here that asked "If you weren't Orthodox, what would you be?"  It's that thread that started me thinking about...
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    Divine scientific revelation

    Reading the (continuing!) contentious threads on evolution and creationism has brought a question to mind.  Are there other scientific precepts or tenets that are held by some to have been divinely revealed?  I can't really think of any other solid examples. Especially considering modern...
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    Justifiable violence?

    For some time, I've been of the opinion that I understood the position of those who advocated "No violence; ever."  Disagreed with it, but understood it.  But some recent threads in here have left me wondering if I actually even understand it.  For those who advocate this position (or for anyone...
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    What are these links for?

    In this forum, at the top of any post is the title/subject and to the left of the title is an icon.  Both of these are hyperlinks, but only back to the post itself.  "Click here to see what you are already seeing."  What are these links for? This is in no way a criticism or complaint.  It's...
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    Weeping Icons

    The phenomenon of weeping icons is relatively well-known.  Several threads in this forum (both old and new) address the topic.  Here's a question I've pondered for a while (and which I don't see addressed, although I admit my search was not exhaustive). The occurrence of weeping icons seems to...
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    The more things stay the same...

    My prayer and reflection this Lent have opened a curiosity about Orthodoxy, change, and consistency.  We believe that we maintain the unchanged, unmodified faith of the apostles.  I'm fine with that.  However, some things most definitely change.  For one example, we now pray for "travelers by...
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    Science, Faith, Meaning, Truth

    As an Orthodox Christian (albeit merely laity), I try to be Orthodox in my thinking and Christian in my actions.  As a scientist (albeit merely an amateur), I try to be objective in my conclusions and consistent in my analysis.  With rare exceptions, I have not sensed any contradiction between...
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