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A BRIEF PUBLIC NOTE ON WHY I LEFT THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Some of you already know it, others don't, but yes, I left. Some people are asking me about my reasons, so I think I owe you an explanation. To put it simply, the liturgy was over, the deacon was already closing the doors and if I didn't leave I'd get locked inside. At least next Sunday I'll be back.
 

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I feel like I need to add a clapping emoji to the reactions (under "Like")
 

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I’m still laughing. My kids liked the gif. 😂
 

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I was going to slap you à la St. Nicholas, virtually, of course.
 

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Some of you already know it, others don't, but yes, I left. Some people are asking me about my reasons, so I think I owe you an explanation. To put it simply, the liturgy was over, the deacon was already closing the doors and if I didn't leave I'd get locked inside. At least next Sunday I'll be back.
I was so scared...a wave of depression swept over me. Even now that I know you were kidding, I feel nauseated imagining a world in which you were not Orthodox anymore.
 

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I was so scared...a wave of depression swept over me. Even now that I know you were kidding, I feel nauseated imagining a world in which you were not Orthodox anymore.
I figure you're joking but I was certainly bothered for much too long after reading Rapha's post.
 
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This made me laugh. Thanks for the smile, RaphaCam!
 

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I was so scared...a wave of depression swept over me. Even now that I know you were kidding, I feel nauseated imagining a world in which you were not Orthodox anymore.
Sorry, bro! It could only be a joke. There were dark times I felt my faith was disturbing my enjoying life and I yearned for the bliss of ignorance, but despite my shortcomings and absolute lazyness in everything faith-related, at least God blesses me with endurance of belief.

At least now I seem to have figured out how to quote posts.
 

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Not kidding, although the description sounds dramatic. I felt like vomiting.
I caught Asteriktos' post before I read Raph's, or I would have been floored.
 

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Sorry, bro! It could only be a joke. There were dark times I felt my faith was disturbing my enjoying life and I yearned for the bliss of ignorance, but despite my shortcomings and absolute lazyness in everything faith-related, at least God blesses me with endurance of belief.

At least now I seem to have figured out how to quote posts.
You are loved by Mor Ephrem.
 

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If you are going to liturgy to escape from your problems in your life, you are damning your soul.
 

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