Noted. Learning about the Orthodox mindset is boring. No wonder you're such a smash hit around here.just_some_guy said:that was really uninteresting by the end. to be honest.
I think you may have missed the point of that part of the podcast. The point is that it is really less about empty (content-less) moralizing, and more about what it means to be a child of God. As I am sure you would agree, Fr. Jacobse believes that it is not enough to simply tell young people "don't have sex with your girlfriend" (as he states, "they've heard it so much they don't hear it anymore"), but that to show them why you must show them what they're meant to be - how they're meant to live. Forgive me, but it seems from everything you've written in this thread that you have no idea what that is. By reducing the Bible (or any aspect of Christianity) to a simple code of behavior ("do this, don't do this"), you end up missing the bigger picture of who we are meant to be. I'm pretty sure that was in the podcast, too, and it's a real shame you missed it.he did, very briefly, touch on premarital sex
however, despite stating his views, he does not explain them. so is really no better that if any of you just said "don't have premarital sex" without giving an explanation.Ive done a lot of retreats [...]teaching [...] "don't sleep with your girl friend" [...]
I don't disagree with that, in that what is written about Jesus Christ in the Bible is true, but I think that's a pretty self-serving manipulation of the quote given the context in which you are using the Bible to justify your wrong decision-making. Also, Fr. Jacobse did not say "as written in the Bible".there was one quote that really stood out for me:
the was I read this is:the truth is self verifying. what I mean by that is: the truth is true, not because it conforms to some model of what the truth should be.
the truth is true, because it comes from him that is true. who is Jesus Christ.
the truth is true, not because it conforms to some model given out by the church.
the truth is true, because it comes from him that is true. who is Jesus Christ. as written in the bible.
I'd say that adding something to the quote that wasn't originally there purely to support your position is more than just a little biased. You must come from the Martin Luther school of Biblical interpretation.OK, so this does seem a little bias of an interpretation.