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    The Return of the Dragon

    Considering your subject matter expertise, I’ll be interested in what you think about the book. I’m more of a simp on the topic so perhaps I’m wrong about it’s quality. I’d love too hear what you think. I don’t remember him mentioning wine, but he mentions several ways in which it’s...
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    The Return of the Dragon

    The book gives a fair assessment IMO. The first half covers a lot of the benefits from modern research. I found it fascinating when he presented statistics about atheists rejecting the atheistic beliefs after psychedelic experiences. The author also has experience with psychedelics. The second...
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    The Return of the Dragon

    I highly recommend this book. It’s really short and can be read in a day. The book argues that the increased social acceptance of psychedelics is going to lead to the return of pagan “gods” and possibly pagan practices like human sacrifice...
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    mosaic at the Byzantine-era church includes a request for prayer that refers to the Apostle Peter as the “chief and commander of the heavenly apostles

    You made some interesting points for sure. I’ve never seen Peter called commander before. Are there any other instances where somebody refers to him by that name? Are there any instances of other apostles having that title?
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    Interesting thread on Shia LaBeouf converting to Catholicism after playing Padro Pio in a Movie

    I found this kind of interesting, especially because I’ve read in the past that he is the type of actor that really likes to emerce himself in his character. I think I remember reading that he refused to shower when he was shooting that war movie he was in that came out a couple years ago, to...
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    mosaic at the Byzantine-era church includes a request for prayer that refers to the Apostle Peter as the “chief and commander of the heavenly apostles

    Interesting inscription for obvious reasons. I thought the members of these amazing forums would like to discuss it. Thoughts? https://www.newswire.com/news/new-inscription-with-petition-for-intercession-by-apostle-peter-21792135
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    I feel bad that the Protestants don't have the Theotokos.

    I’ve seen people argue (I forget where) that the Blessed mother’s intercession is powerful and the proof is in this verse. It wasn’t Jesus time yet, yet he started his ministry anyway specifically because his mother asked him.
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    Orthodox explanation of 2 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2

    My daughter recently saw a video on YouTube of the contradiction in age in 2 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2. I have a feeling what the Catholic explanation is, but I’m curious how the Orthodox Churches explain it. If you have an idea, please let me know! Thanks everyone!
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    Orthodox confession

    I appreciate all the well thought replies!
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    Orthodox confession

    What are the difference between the sacrament of confession in the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church? I understand that OC confession is face-to-face And tends to be less legalistic. Is that accurate? Are there differences between EO confession and OO confession?
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    Baptism of Catholics?

    Thanks everyone for your response.
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    Abortion support among Orthodox politicians

    I appreciate everyone’s responses.
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    Abortion support among Orthodox politicians

    Does the Orthodox Church allow Orthodox politicians to receive communion if they publicly support abortion?
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    Baptism of Catholics?

    Quick question that’s probably been answered many times. Hopefully you don’t mind answering again! Does the Orthodox Churches (Oriental and Eastern) baptize Catholic converts? If they don’t, do they do a confession before entry?
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    Ghislaine Maxwell.....GUILTY!!

    Sealed the records though. It’s getting swept under the rug.
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