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  1. J

    Abortion of Disabled Children

    I'm asking this in light of the Alabama abortion bill. There's a difference between living and existing. Would it not be more merciful to abort a child who will never understand or have a true happy life? Obviously the word "disabled" is a loaded word with many interpretations and definitions...
  2. J

    What Is Your Opinion On Magic Mushrooms?

    I'm posting this right before Denver votes on whether or not to decriminalize 'shrooms. We've talked a whole lot about Marijuana and its relation to Orthodoxy, but what about Magic Mushrooms?
  3. J

    I'm Having Trouble Believing Prayer Works

    It's not that anything's come up in my life, I just commonly have concerns about prayer. Take someone whose extremely arrogant: we can pray that they may become more humble but 99% of the time the person never changes (at least has been my experience). Am I just looking at prayer the wrong way...
  4. J

    Scientists Say Mysterious Object in Solar System Could Be Alien

    Or, hear me out, it could just be a weird looking rock. https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-11-06/scientists-mysterious-object-in-solar-system-could-be-alien
  5. J

    Priests and Monks Running Deaf School Sexually Abused 67 Boys

    In Rome, monks and priests who had been running a school for the deaf and mute were found to have been abusing the students through their own made up sign language. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sex-abuse-of-deaf-orphans-in-pope-francis-backyard
  6. J

    Innate Bisexuality

    What are some of your thoughts on the theory of Innate Bisexuality? Do you believe it effects the doctrine of the church regarding sexual attraction?
  7. J

    Was The Klobuk Modeled After The Turkish Fez?

    This is what I've heard. Can anyone verify this?
  8. J

    Pope Benedict Becomes Central Figure In Pope Francis Opposition

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-benedict-in-retired-seclusion-looms-in-the-opposition-to-pope-francis/2018/09/02/f4d262b2-aaca-11e8-9a7d-cd30504ff902_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa20a5b24a2a. I was surprised when I read this article. Are Traditionalists really looking...
  9. J

    Colorado Baker Sues Government Over Gender Transition Cake

    Once again the LGBT community is bullying people into accepting their sinful lifestyle. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/baker-won-high-court-sues-colorado-bias-case-57196056
  10. J

    Western-Rite Christmas mass.

    A nice video of a Western-Rite service from Holy Name Abbey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZgYTsFpDFw
  11. J

    Ethiopian/Eritrean Church relations

    Does anybody know the current situation between the Ethiopian and Eritrean churches? If so, are the two trying to resolve their issues with nationalism?
  12. J

    Supreme Court Rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused Gay couple

    So now that the Supreme Court has finally given an answer to this controversy, what do you think of the outcome? https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/narrow-ruling-supreme-court-gives-victory-baker-who-refused-make-n872946
  13. J

    Was St. Nicholas II a poor Ruler?

    Multiple modern historians have called both St. Nicholas and empress Alexandra stupid and unfit to rule. What do you think of this matter?
  14. J

    Unknown biblical laws

    I recently had a debate with a homosexual atheist who supposedly stated the following commandments: 1. A woman may not go to church for two months after giving birth. 2. Crossbreeding. 3. People who have flat noses becoming priests. 4. A male who's injured his testicles can't go to church...
  15. J

    The Hagia Sophia in Ottoman hands

    A common argument that Muslims use to defend their actions on the treatment of the Hagia Sophia is that if the Ottomans didn't take over Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia would've been destroyed. Do you think this is a valid argument? I ask this in the wake of the controversy surrounding the church.
  16. J

    To Xavier

    What do you think about the Sedevacantist movement?
  17. J

    Writings of ancient Jewish iconography?

    Its a well known fact that the Orthodox church derives its iconography from ancient synagogues, but are there any ancient writings by Jews attesting to the use of iconography in ancient synagogues? Rabbinical Jews of course reject this practice so it would be an eye opener.
  18. J

    Life on other planets and Orthodoxy

    Like the dionosaur skull found on mars, there are other small celled organism lving on various other planets. What does an Orthodox Christian think of these things? especially big things like the skull? link...
  19. J

    Nazareth and archeology

    I've recently read many articles claiming that Nazareth didn't exist until the fourth century. These people usually toss aside the bible and its interpretations as being "an invention of the church". Is there any archeology or other source to suggest that Nazareth existed during the time of Christ?
  20. J

    Different interpretations?

    Ok I know some people are going to think this is a simple question, but why are their so many different accounts of the Baptism of Christ? in Matthew, John isn't praising Jesus, but in John, he is why is this?
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