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    Are the Vaccines affecting our spirituality? Orthodox Church Father Savvas.

    Too many (at least nominally) Orthodox bishops were all too ready to shut down for as long as the politicians told them. Did Nero or Diocletian simply have to say "pandemic" and all the Christians would have been obligated to end Christianity?
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    Atheist/agnostic return to the Church?

    Out of curiosity, what was your goal with going through those motions? Also, what exactly led you to think there was something on the other end of all that struggle?
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    Atheist/agnostic return to the Church?

    Then what happened?
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    Atheist/agnostic return to the Church?

    If prayer works for you, what was that like? When I've tried to pray, it was words into the air.
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    Atheist/agnostic return to the Church?

    It has become increasingly clear to me that the Calvinists may be right after all, and I'm part of God's "blooper reel"
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    Oh! That explains why there are two names in this thread. Welcome both of you.

    Oh! That explains why there are two names in this thread. Welcome both of you.
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    Theory on the "Mark of the Beast"

    Eamonomae, this may be the best theory I've heard yet about the mark of the beast.
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    Just in case nobody else has said it, welcome to OrthodoxChristianity.net

    Just in case nobody else has said it, welcome to OrthodoxChristianity.net
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    Theory on the "Mark of the Beast"

    Could it start by erasing our individuality and humanity? Faces are the most recognizably human part of us. Could the renewed push toward face coverings be partly to condition us to think of our humanity as shameful, by hiding our faces? By hiding our faces needlessly, we hinder our ability to...
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    Forest manager gives a math talk - profs suspect nothing

    Sokal affair in reverse? Did social sciences finally figure out how to troll the hard sciences with goofy papers? Physicist publishes nonsense paper in leading postmodern social science journal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair Later, a group of researchers sent about 20 nonsense...
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    What to do with Romans 13?

    Does that make it wrong to resist injustice, so long as it's done by a politician?
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    What to do with Romans 13?

    Mostly the part about being subject to "the ruling authorities" I've always heard this to mean to obey the laws of the land. The sticking point is what happens when the king or emperor or president whatever gives orders that are immoral or just plain idiotic? 1. If it's wrong to disobey the...
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    AntiVirus Software

    The best way to prevent viruses is to use Ubuntu. Now, a less drastic option that I use on Windows machines is ESET. Reasonably priced, updates regularly, works well.
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    I stand corrected.
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    @J Michael - that would be a no. There are no FDA/EMA approved mRNA or adenovirus vaccines (Emergency use authorization is not an approval). Closest available to these are a few DNA vaccines for veterinary use (West Nile in horses, canine melanoma in dogs, avian influenza in chickens)
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    Previous vaccines have used essentially the same technology the whole time. That is, the vaccines consist of a dead or severely weakened virus, which the immune system dismantles and creates antibodies to many parts of the virus or bacterium. People who have received traditional vaccines have...
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    @Ainnir - I'm also holding out for an old-fashined killed virus vaccine, but so far the only one I'm aware of is from Sinopharm. It is not authorized in the US and has been pulled from several countries after adverse reactions.
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    CBD vs Sars'cov'2

    Nice. The Willie Nelson treatment protocol.
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    If by "regular vaccine" you mean the actual virus after an inactivation process, not quite. It's a recombinant virus from another family (adenovirus) that has been given additional RNA to encode the coronavirus spike protein. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any currently approved human...
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    It's also a violation of the Nuremburg Code. No one should be coerced into being an experimental test subject.
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