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    When asked they would say the war was the happiest time of their life. Why?

    I saw statistics the other day that said that war torn countries have the lowest levels of suicide as well. It is an odd phenomenon. Perhaps facing death grants greater fortitude to oppose it and gives meaning to those who are struggling.
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    Father Nathan Monk stepping down from priesthood in support of LGBTQ?

    Please forgive me, Tashina. I posted very unkind words in this post which demonstrate a great deal of immaturity in my own self. I very much regret being a part of encouraging hurtful gossip about your family. I'm glad to here you and Nathan were able to grow back together. You do seem to have a...
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    Let down...

    No worries! Coming from a similar background as yourself, I really wrestled with many of the same things you did. I heard many arguments, some clicked with me and some didn't. When encountering something very new and different, it is natural to put up mental defenses to ensure you aren't just...
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    Let down...

    Hi Daniel, I can very much understand where you are coming from. The Orthodox Church is a very different cultural experience from what most of American Christianity is. The only thing I can say is that the rules in Scripture and also in the Church are not abstract. There are reasons for those...
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    For the repose of the soul of David Dutko

    Memory Eternal!
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    “Tears at Golgotha”: Mr. Dreher likening his divorce to Christ’s crucifixion

    Augustine717 was the one that wrote "Mr. Dreher likening his divorce to Christ’s crucifixion". In reading the article, I didn't get the sense that Mr. Dreher was attempting to liken his divorce to Christ's crucifixion, that was just a forumer making a clickbaity title.
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    “Tears at Golgotha”: Mr. Dreher likening his divorce to Christ’s crucifixion

    In reading the article, I didn't get the impression that he was trying to compare himself to Christ. He was at Golgotha for Pascha and was crying and praying for the pain he is in. If you're going to cry out to God, the Church of the Holy Sepulture is probably a pretty good place to do it.
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    Turkish convert

    Welcome! I can't say that I fully know what you are going through, but I do have glimpse. My grandfather was Orthodox and when he moved from to the US from the Balkans, he became Protestant. I never even knew until fairly recently, but when I converted to Orthodoxy, my family was very opposed...
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    Florida Bans Teaching Christian Marriage

    Gender is social and cultural differences between the sexes. If the teacher talks about how the boys like to roughhouse more than the girls, that is not going to violate the law. If the teacher talks about how we need to be kind to George who is wearing a dress, that is ok. If the teacher talks...
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    Florida Bans Teaching Christian Marriage

    Instruction is even more narrow than discussion, so I think that would mean less cause for concern, not more. No, there is a difference between gender, gender expression and gender identity. Mary is a girl is a statement of gender. Mary dresses like a girl is a a statement of gender...
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    Florida Bans Teaching Christian Marriage

    I highly doubt the law will be interpreted in that manner. It says it prohibits classroom discussion of gender identity. Merely using a pronoun is not a discussion. Also, there is a difference between gender and gender identity. If I say, "Mary is a girl", that is a statement of gender. If I say...
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    Florida Bans Teaching Christian Marriage

    Is Christian marriage, natural human sexuality, and the religious basis of male and female often a topic of conversation in public schools in grades 1-3? I think its probably best if teachers stick to teaching how to read, how to do math, and other fundamental subjects rather than getting into...
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    Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

    Really? What happened to Ante Pavelic after the war?
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    Pope to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

    I don't know what this means, but I hope it makes him happy.
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