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The young fogey's religious origin and conversion

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"Went on a high-school retreat, Search"

I did that too. A lot of high school students and recent graduates were on drugs. It helped them get into rehab.
 

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Thanks, Denise.

Search wasn't and isn't my brand of "churchmanship," Maria; Tridentine Anglo-Catholicism is, but it was therapeutic for me, and not in the sense of drug rehab, which I didn't need.
 

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Whoa, wait a second. This shatters so many opinions I had of you. I assumed you were cradle Catholic and in your late teens/early twenties.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Whoa, wait a second. This shatters so many opinions I had of you. I assumed you were cradle Catholic and in your late teens/early twenties.
:) I'm honored that you thought I was a cradle Catholic. Tells me I'm on the right track.
 

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The young fogey said:
TheTrisagion said:
Whoa, wait a second. This shatters so many opinions I had of you. I assumed you were cradle Catholic and in your late teens/early twenties.
:) I'm honored that you thought I was a cradle Catholic. Tells me I'm on the right track.
So is your avatar actually you then?
 

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Why didn't you mention that you converted to Orthodoxy at one point before returning to Roman Catholicism?
 

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Because I originally wrote this as a comment for Rod Dreher's blog and I didn't want to be rude, plus I'd already linked to my Orthodox story in another comment. (Google cache because the host is down.)
 

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Hi, ..

It seems like your story may be overplayed into the hands of bloggers using creativity to write stuff.  :D
 

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TheTrisagion said:
The young fogey said:
TheTrisagion said:
Whoa, wait a second. This shatters so many opinions I had of you. I assumed you were cradle Catholic and in your late teens/early twenties.
:) I'm honored that you thought I was a cradle Catholic. Tells me I'm on the right track.
So is your avatar actually you then?
Yes.
 

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The young fogey said:
TheTrisagion said:
The young fogey said:
TheTrisagion said:
Whoa, wait a second. This shatters so many opinions I had of you. I assumed you were cradle Catholic and in your late teens/early twenties.
:) I'm honored that you thought I was a cradle Catholic. Tells me I'm on the right track.
So is your avatar actually you then?
Yes.
I like it, very classy look.  :)
 

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^I wonder why so many people seem to appreciate classy look but rarely sport it themselves.
 

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Alpo said:
^I wonder why so many people seem to appreciate classy look but rarely sport it themselves.
I can't speak for others, but as for myself, it is a function of my laziness.
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Alpo said:
^I wonder why so many people seem to appreciate classy look but rarely sport it themselves.
I can't speak for others, but as for myself, it is a function of my laziness.
I only sport the "classy look" when I can be totally assured that when I look in the mirror I will be unequivocally and overwhelmingly impressed beyond all measure with what I see.  Otherwise, I strive to emulate the look of my avatar, which I frequently come surprisingly close to, with little to no effort at all.  ;D
 

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Alpo said:
^I wonder why so many people seem to appreciate classy look but rarely sport it themselves.
When most people try it they end up looking like stock brokers or politicians. There are a lot of semi-obscure rules and traditions attached to many aspects of what you'd call the classy look, which makes it difficult for many. Heaven forbid that someone dares to button the bottom button on a jacket or wear a belt with a waistcoat.
 
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