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TheTrisagion said:
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:) That would be brilliant. However, no, she wasn't the same person and I recognized the fact as soon as she said. The situation was eerie and disappointing.
 

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That story totally belongs in the orthonorm dating thread...
 

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A large spider crawled out from under my fridge last night, so I killed it. I now fear that the family and friends of the spider will come for me tonight while I sleep. I sprayed insect killer stuff, but will that be enough? (I have no holy water.)
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Speaking of Poles and food, did I ever tell the story of the Polish waitress in Westchester? This was fifteen years ago when I'd just moved to New York. As a single man who was suddenly making a decent salary, I began to eat out pretty often, and one of the diners on the way home from work had a fascinating young woman working there. We seemed to feel some rapport, altho, as she is one of those that gets paid to be personable, I restrained myself from thinking much of it. Then after not having dined there in some time, I returned, was sat at the bar, and -- to my happy surprise -- this waitress began talking to me, telling me about Poland, being genuinely friendly, and this continued for some time. I was grateful enough to send her flowers. Now comes the real story -- The next time I had supper there, after the flowers, I decided to mention that I'd taken a liking to her long ago. She said, "I started working here only X weeks ago; that wasn't me; that was my twin sister. You see how I have X trait she doesn't have. She fled an abusive relationship back to Poland early this year. She's not coming back and she gave me her job."
That's funny.
 

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Cyrillic said:
Feels good to finally have a pdf of the acts of the Fifth Ecumenical Council.
A nice topic for coffee table chitchat.
 

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Cyrillic said:
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Feels good to finally have a pdf of the acts of the Fifth Ecumenical Council.
A nice topic for coffee table chitchat.
Strong opinions on the Three Chapters attract all the girls.
I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr. Seraphim Rose. IIRC I actually saw some decent bargain of it somewhere online. Was somewhat tempted to buy it ironically.
 

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Alpo said:
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Alpo said:
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Feels good to finally have a pdf of the acts of the Fifth Ecumenical Council.
A nice topic for coffee table chitchat.
Strong opinions on the Three Chapters attract all the girls.
I would strongly recommend Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future by Fr. Seraphim Rose. IIRC I actually saw some decent bargain of it somewhere online. Was somewhat tempted to buy it ironically.
Alright, I laughed.
 

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Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
 

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Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
 

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hecma925 said:
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Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
 

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Alpo said:
hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
Kiss them on the lips for an authentic experience.
 

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hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
Kiss them on the lips for an authentic experience.
Without any prior warning. That would probably lead into Nirvanah. I'm sure there's some authentic Kabbalistic verse on Nirvanah too.
 

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Alpo said:
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Alpo said:
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Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
Kiss them on the lips for an authentic experience.
Without any prior warning. That would probably lead into Nirvanah. I'm sure there's some authentic Kabbalistic verse on Nirvanah too.
You may pee your pants while singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin".  It's very spiritual.
 

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hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
hecma925 said:
Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
Kiss them on the lips for an authentic experience.
Without any prior warning. That would probably lead into Nirvanah. I'm sure there's some authentic Kabbalistic verse on Nirvanah too.
You may pee your pants while singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin".  It's very spiritual.
Will do that while kissing my new Kabbalistic friends.
 

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Alpo said:
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Alpo said:
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Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
Make sure to wear a yarmulke.
With all-seeing eye depicted on it. Yes I will and give them a Masonic handshake.
Kiss them on the lips for an authentic experience.
Without any prior warning. That would probably lead into Nirvanah. I'm sure there's some authentic Kabbalistic verse on Nirvanah too.
You may pee your pants while singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin".  It's very spiritual.
Will do that while kissing my new Kabbalistic friends.
I wish I was with you all.  I'd wear my tefillin.
 

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If you wash dishes by running them under tepid water and smudging them with your thumb, we can't be friends.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
If you wash dishes by running them under tepid water and smudging them with your thumb, we can't be friends.
Touche'!
 

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Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
It was just as nonsense as I thought. Have to read more about it at some point. There's something endlessly intriguing about these kind of new religions.
 

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Alpo said:
Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
It was just as nonsense as I thought. Have to read more about it at some point. There's something endlessly intriguing about these kind of new religions.
D00d, it's not new, Moses himself practiced it!
 

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rakovsky said:
Finish the Russian moral saying:

Strength is not in _______.

Не в ______ сила.
Water, probably.
How did you guess?

"Amber" Best beer in the world!!!
"ЯНТАРЬ" Лучшее пиво в МИРЕ!!!
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Миша Пивовар 25 июн 2011.
Сила не в воде, сила в Янтаре!!!
"Strength is not in water, strength is in Amber!"
 

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rakovsky said:
Porter ODoran said:
rakovsky said:
Finish the Russian moral saying:

Strength is not in _______.

Не в ______ сила.
Water, probably.
How did you guess?

"Amber" Best beer in the world!!!
"ЯНТАРЬ" Лучшее пиво в МИРЕ!!!
https://vk.com/club27350980
Миша Пивовар 25 июн 2011.
Сила не в воде, сила в Янтаре!!!
"Strength is not in water, strength is in Amber!"
Just put my mind to the most stereotypical nonsense I could think of, evidently as their advertising team does.
 

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Alpo said:
Alpo said:
Tomorrow to hear a lection on spiritual wisdom of Kabbalah. Hoping to hear something as bizarre as possible.
It was just as nonsense as I thought. Have to read more about it at some point. There's something endlessly intriguing about these kind of new religions.
Did they talk about Madonna?
 

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Yesterday, I started whistling a random tune.  I knew it came from somewhere and I though about it for hours.  It ended up being Daft Punk's "Around the World".  Good times.
 

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I was at a baptism today of a child who looked about 1 to 2 years old. The parents answered the questions Yes, e.g.. "Do you reject Satan and accept Christ?"

Then they stepped onto the platform in front of the iconostasis and for a long extended time the child kept saying insistently and loudly No.  NO. NO! Nooooooo.......
Throughout the service like the prayers, the changing into the white robes....

What should ideally the priest do in such a situation where the infant keeps saying "Noooooo" while the parents don't succeed in getting him or her to acquiesce?
 

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If I stopped doing something every time my kids said "No", not much would have ever gotten done. Kids will say "No" to food, diaper changes, bedtime and just about anything else their underdeveloped brains decide they don't want to have happen at that particular moment.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
He should do what the priest did.

You don't know much about one-year-olds.
+1

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If I stopped doing something every time my kids said "No", not much would have ever gotten done. Kids will say "No" to food, diaper changes, bedtime and just about anything else their underdeveloped brains decide they don't want to have happen at that particular moment.
+1

Since rakovsky's scared himself silly watching cornball exorcist movies lately, he's convinced there's more to this than a child's temper tantrum.  Can't you fools see the foul imp was refusing to deny his dark lord?!?
 

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RaphaCam said:
Today the old idea of forming a band came back to me strongly. I wouldn't return to metalhead lifestyle, but jamming a bit with authoral music would be cool.
You, too, huh? Seems like every man here listens to that crap.
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
http://www3.forbes.com/leadership/the-10-best-and-worst-masters-degrees-for-jobs-right-now/13/

;)
Make theology great again!
 

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Alpo said:
Because I'd rather go to a library or to the shore than let my hair grow long again and spend my night among drug-fueled multitudes with noisy apparel that makes the best band sound like cover bands on AM stereo.

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You, too, huh? Seems like every man here listens to that crap.
My taste for it is very limited right now. Sometimes I listen to classic heavy metal bands out of nostalgia, but it's mostly about experimental bands right now. It's been only about Agalloch, Paramaecium (the only Christian rock band that ever made my taste) and Peste Noire lately. My latest band idea is something between Agalloch and Peste Noire, but using pre-existent poetry for lyrics.
 
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