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    2012 Olympics Thread

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    Maximum family sizes...good idea or bad?

    So what would you all think if all other nations starting adopting a 3 children limit for families, enforced by mandatory sterilization? Do you think US should follow such an initiative? If not, how do we prevent rapid population growth?
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    Orthodox quizzes!

    Hey for all you quizzophiles check these out... see who can get the best score. My friend and I made these...let me know what u think!  8) http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=orthodox-christianity...
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    Prometheus: what did u think?

    I saw it in IMAX 3D. I think the most exciting part was the visual effects for the Spiderman trailer!  :o So what did u all think? Does it do justice to the rest of the Alien series? Will there be a sequel (to the prequel  ??? ?)
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    what's with the trolls?

    Seriously, what's with all the trolls and trollish behavior going around here lately? They and their sentiments seem to be multiplying like rabbits.
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    Who is the next Coptic Pope?

    Have they appointed one yet? If not, how long will it take?
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    "God has a plan for my life..."

    What do you guys think about this idea that God has a plan for our lives? Is there any place for this in Orthodoxy, or does this type of thinking lend itself towards monergism?
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    The "Born Again Experience"

    This seems to be another one of those catchy phrases you hear in most Evangelical circles. Protestants (and ex-Protestants), what do you understand the "born again experience" to be? What does such an experience entail from a Protestant perspective? From an Orthodox perspective, can we relate...
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    Who remembers this??

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you for your viewing pleasure...A Thief in the Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBQsOxHX4g I used to have recurring nightmares about this when i was a kid...but that song is just so darn catchy!  ;)
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    Wednesday/Friday fasting and associated prayers?

    i was wondering if there are any particular/special prayers for us to pray which coincide with the prescribed wed/fri fasting theme. Perhaps prayers that pertain to the betrayal by judas and the passion specifically?
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    "I'm not a Mormon - here's why"

    A fascinating documentary on the alleged translation by Joseph Smith of the "book of Abraham" from ancient Egyptian papyri. If you have an hour to watch, its really entertaining! http://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2012/04/im-not-a-mormon.html
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    Variations on the Jesus Prayer and using the prayer rope

    I have a question and am curious if anyone has heard of doing this before. Lately when i've been saying the Jesus prayer, i usually do it before I go to bed (it's convenient and I remember because my prayer rope is besides my bed.) The other day I was praying, and i found myself saying...
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    Peace Corps?

    Anyone spend time in the peace corps? If so, how was your experience? Anyone else interested in doing such a thing?
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    Holy Week edification thread

    This thread is for edification of ourselves and others during Holy Week. Feel free to talk about your observations, thoughts or experiences relating to Holy Week with the goal of mutual edification in mind.
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    difficulty of choir arrangements

    I'm curious why the choir arrangements are so difficult? It makes me wonder how it is possible that anyone outside the choir is able to follow along with many of these complex melodies/rhythm's etc. This doesn't seem to lend itself towards laity participation. Sure they are beautiful, but this...
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    Do you take Orthodoxy seriously?

    discuss...  8)
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    If everyone were Orthodox...

    What do you think the state of the world/humanity would be in general? What do you think the state of the church would be in? How about the average guy down the street? Do you think people would be more spiritually minded in general? Any other musings are welcome.
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    Unsubscribe to a thread?

    Does anyone know how to unsubscribe from a thread, so that it doesn't keep popping up when you click "show new replies to your posts"? Thanks
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    Praying to the Father

    Are there any Orthodox prayers to Father God, other than the "Our Father..."?
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    Akathist Hymns

    Hi, I was wondering if any of the Akathists (other than that to the Theotokos) are done throughout the course of the liturgical year, and if so, when they are typically done? I have taken an interest in these hymns lately  :angel: