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hecma925 said:
Raylight said:
hecma925 said:
hecma925 said:
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks
I went to Starbucks to use the holiday gift card I received on New Calendar Christmas.  I was going to tell a corny joke to the usual golden-haired cashier.

Her:  What can I get you?
Me:  I'd like a hot, tall blonde....but I'll settle for a Pike Place.

Then she'd laugh at my cleverness.

Alas, 'twas the raven-haired girl this time.  It wouldn't have been as funny.

Neither would have gotten it anyway, probably.

I smell a lawsuit coming your way in the future ;)
You have a poor sense of smell.
You have a poor sense of sexual harassment.
 

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hecma925 said:
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-having relations with my neighbor's wife (I'm married, too, BTW)
-"using" a porno
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks

???

And how does God treat them?
Sounds like a recipe for deep trouble.

God gives us the grace to repent:

If today you hear the voice of the Lord, repent while you have the grace to do so.

We will be accountable to God for all the graces He has given us.
 

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JamesRottnek said:
hecma925 said:
Raylight said:
hecma925 said:
hecma925 said:
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks
I went to Starbucks to use the holiday gift card I received on New Calendar Christmas.  I was going to tell a corny joke to the usual golden-haired cashier.

Her:  What can I get you?
Me:  I'd like a hot, tall blonde....but I'll settle for a Pike Place.

Then she'd laugh at my cleverness.

Alas, 'twas the raven-haired girl this time.  It wouldn't have been as funny.

Neither would have gotten it anyway, probably.

I smell a lawsuit coming your way in the future ;)
You have a poor sense of smell.
You have a poor sense of sexual harassment.
That's cute.
 

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hecma925 said:
JamesRottnek said:
hecma925 said:
Raylight said:
hecma925 said:
hecma925 said:
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks
I went to Starbucks to use the holiday gift card I received on New Calendar Christmas.  I was going to tell a corny joke to the usual golden-haired cashier.

Her:  What can I get you?
Me:  I'd like a hot, tall blonde....but I'll settle for a Pike Place.

Then she'd laugh at my cleverness.

Alas, 'twas the raven-haired girl this time.  It wouldn't have been as funny.

Neither would have gotten it anyway, probably.

I smell a lawsuit coming your way in the future ;)
You have a poor sense of smell.
You have a poor sense of sexual harassment.
That's cute.
When'd you get a hold of my pic?
 

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JamesRottnek said:
hecma925 said:
JamesRottnek said:
hecma925 said:
Raylight said:
hecma925 said:
hecma925 said:
So, how do the canons treat the following:
-lusting after the lady that gives me coffee at Starbucks
I went to Starbucks to use the holiday gift card I received on New Calendar Christmas.  I was going to tell a corny joke to the usual golden-haired cashier.

Her:  What can I get you?
Me:  I'd like a hot, tall blonde....but I'll settle for a Pike Place.

Then she'd laugh at my cleverness.

Alas, 'twas the raven-haired girl this time.  It wouldn't have been as funny.

Neither would have gotten it anyway, probably.

I smell a lawsuit coming your way in the future ;)
You have a poor sense of smell.
You have a poor sense of sexual harassment.
That's cute.
When'd you get a hold of my pic?
Don't worry your pretty little head.  I don't want to incriminate myself; lawsuits be pending.
 

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Raylight said:
English is my second language, sorry for the misspellings.

There are Orthodox who believe in the " Toll houses " other don't. please correct me if I'm wrong.

My question is not about whether these houses exist or not, but in case they exist, are they...

1/ Some kind of purification to the soul ? ( Not like the Purgatory where you burn there for God knows how long, and you are there to pay back for your sins ). but I mean are these house somehow a purification ?

2/ Does the soul stand front of God before or after the toll house ?

Of course note that I'm not asking whether they exist or not, but I'm just wondering about what they really are in case they exist.

Peace.

I was raised in a othrodox family. My eyes were not opened until I started reading the Bible. I dont believe in toll houses, thats rediculous.. Jesus clearly explains how we inherit the kingdom of God, and that is through our faith in him as the Christ, son of God, repentance of sins, and of course trying to live a Christ like life.

When at Church they do the 40 day memorials or any other time point, i still pray but pray to our lord to send our loved ones our love and thoughts. I believe they are saved, and if not saved because they might have done something, I think we still can pray to God for someone. We dont know if it helps but at least we can try
 
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