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  1. Dan Lauffer

    Why Negotiate?

    I agree Jakub. I guess I was naive to think otherwise. I know the Patristic Church about as well as anyone here. Yet I've been insulted over and over again...and I get warned. I thought this was an Orthodox Christian forum. Many of you are, but you tolerate one who is not. He only spouts...
  2. Dan Lauffer

    Why Negotiate?

    I am not suggesting compromise or even negotiation. Are any of you here familiar with Hegel? Be that as it may, if I believed that reunion was impossible it would be easy for me to reject both Catholics and Orthodox as false religions. Based upon some here...well, there is no doubt that...
  3. Dan Lauffer

    Why Negotiate?

    One thing I've never fully understood. We two churches have a common set of dogmas, a common understanding of Holy Communion, and a common view of Peter. Neither is in a position to politically dominate the other. As has been pointed out, there has been some movement by the Orthodox to sit...
  4. Dan Lauffer

    Why Negotiate?

    I don't believe compromise is necessary. I never have. What is clear as has been pointed out not only by Amie, but by most of the people on this forum, is that Christ prays for us to be one. Both sides agree that Peter is the Rock. This gives us a firm foundation for hammering out our...
  5. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Mor, Sd is crude and rude. I don't know why he is allowed on here. If you do not intend to take seriously some of the things he is saying then how do you suggest I respond to him? I guess I won't from now on. Dan Lauffer
  6. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    anastasios, I think they let this nut case out too soon. The question I have is this, "Why must he be here?" Dan Lauffer
  7. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    sdcheungyboy, You really don't know sh-t do you? Dan Lauffer
  8. Dan Lauffer

    avatars

    St. Athanasios is my patron saint. Do you think he will be added to the collection of avatars? I can't remember how to import a picture. I have such an avatar on another forum I frequent. How does one bring that avatar here? Dan Lauffer Go easy on me. I'm an old goat upon whom the...
  9. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Here is the full prayer that started this discussion. Perhaps there is more that needs to be said on topic. January 16: Veneration of the chains of the holy Apostle Peter Lord I Call... Tone 4 To the special melody Valiant Among Martyrs Bound to the Lord, you were imprisoned in a dungeon...
  10. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    byzantino, Perhaps Dollinger should have read Cardinal Newman more carefully. http://www.newmanreader.org/works/anglicans/volume2/gladstone/section8.html In any event, I'm glad to note that there seems to be much enthusiasm for working toward re communion. Dan Lauffer
  11. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    I'm in need of frequent conversions myself. I pray the sdcheung will grow to love his enemies as he's listed them. Dan L
  12. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Except for one silly guy this forum seems like an authentic Christian Orthodox forum. I wonder if the silly man would like to convert. Dan Lauffer
  13. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    A council such as we suggest would help clean out some of the arrogance on both sides, I should think. Dan L
  14. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Demetri, You make a good point. I think the council will take much longer than 20 years and may or may not bring success. However, I think it is worth it. I agree with your assessment about the cleaning up of Orthodox issues as well. Dan L
  15. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Cafeinator, "It was promulgated, not invented. (Papal infalliblity is also a powerful weapon against modernism.)" In theory, and if we are all puppets, you are correct. In practice that's another story. Have you been keeping up with the American RCC? For much of it it is difficult to tell...
  16. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    byzantino, Newman is a primary source of information. I think my former criticism of "scholars" was not well written by me. My comment was directed against too great a reliance upon secondary sources. I agree with Cardinal Newman's trepidation. I don't know what good this doctrine has done...
  17. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Gentlemen, I.e., Carpo-Rusyn and Byzantino, please don't be cross with each other. After years of study myself (I really am an old goat) I've discovered that academic pedigree "don't necessarily mean a thing". I tend to believe that "infallibility" is one claim best left unclaimed. But if...
  18. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Friends, Later today I hope to have more time. But I want to offer an apology for something I said in an earlier post. In my frustration with a poster here I made a dirogatory remark about this forum. I am sorry. I do believe that most of the posters here are Godly people who are authentic...
  19. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    Stavro, I've tried to make it clear that the sin is equally shared. Moronikos, I love your avatar. A regrettable experience. There should be no more "bi-ritual" priests. They are a scurge (sp?) upon the Church. I do not blame you and your friends for making the decisions you did...
  20. Dan Lauffer

    Peter the Rock

    byzantino, You have an irenic spirit which is much stronger than mine. I've become convinced that the continued separation has much more to do with ego than with doctrine. Moreover, as I look at the nuances that separate and are made to appear to have more substance than they really do I'm...
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