- Apr 29, 2015
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For all who are celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!!
Really interesting. Brazilians are pretty much on the other side of the spectrum, to the point of ticklishness. If we're describing any nationality that isn't ourselves we'll eventually mention they're either rude or cold. I had a eureka moment when I realised we're the weird ones.I rarely exhibit any patriotic sentiments. But seeing something like this on a local newspaper makes ne proud to be a Finn.
Edit: For some context, I guess every country has a neighbour they like to make fun of. In case of Finland (and most of Scandinavia) the neighbor is Sweden. The article was about Finnish immigrant in Sweden whining about that he's expected to chitchat and smile to people around him. And that just won't do. The most Finnish thing I've read for a while.
You are. I once met a Bolivian guy who joked that Argentinians communicate mostly through insults. The idea brought me great joy.If we're describing any nationality that isn't ourselves we'll eventually mention they're either rude or cold. I had a eureka moment when I realised we're the weird ones.
Yeah, people from Rio also do, but that's between close friends, plus tone and context cancel out any potential rudeness. Our un-Finnishness is more about friendliness than about politeness.You are. I once met a Bolivian guy who joked that Argentinians communicate mostly through insults. The idea brought me great joy.
Many years!!Today it's been 10 years from my chrismation in the Orthodox Church and... Joining oc.net (despite I had been reading it much earlier).
And for this occassion, my tribute: video 'As many have been baptised into Christ' feauturing 32 chants in almost 30 languages, various traditions.
The individual is a lie.The older I get the more I realize how my taste and opinions are determined by my education, nationality and social class rather than my own personal choices. Feels strange to think how such random choices like which school to go or which field to choose affects personality.
Come to my sermon next week to learn this one weird trick that women and children in your local area are using to not be women or children in any way!"And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children." (Matt. 14:19)
'Beside women and children.' This means, allegorically, that a Christian man, woman, or child, must not in any way be childish, womanly, or unmanly.
-- St. Theophylact of Ohrid, Commentary on Matthew
I recall reading something about how the ideal Orthodox Christian man would have a lot of typically feminine characteristics and vice-versa, and that marriage helped with that.Come to my sermon next week to learn this one weird trick that women and children in your local area are using to not be women or children in any way!
Found it:The search function (and google) are coming up empty for me, so I'll ask on this thread: there was a sermon or writing by St. Nikolai of Serbia in which he mentions twice when Christ portrayed himself as a woman in a parable, does anyone know of a thread that mentions it or know where I can find the original (English) text?
I was trying to type "parameters" for a completely unrelated and non-religious project. Spell checker didn't give it a red squiggle, so I had to look it up, thinking surely that's not an actual word.Paramentos is the name we use for liturgical vestments in Portuguese, so I already used the word in English thinking it was common.