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Archive for November, 2007

Orthodox Flames

Posted by [] on November 25, 2007

I had to cross-post this. This is not only awesome, but I happen to know the original author, which is not the person listed [here] – he was just another cross-poster. And I’ve located the rest of the flames – there are actually 95 of them, and they come with end-notes.

It’s really being posted, tho, a followup to the previous blog entry on Fallacies. These could be Protestant Flames or Roman Catholic Flames or, really, just Religious Flames – you’ll find people using them in college classes, political debates, religion – any venue that attracts all kinds of people, can raise the passions, and convince people that the ends (the cause) justifies any means, methods, or techniques for achieving it. They’re basically fallacies but dressed up in a religious context.

Orthodox Flames
The Definitive Guide

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Fallacies

Posted by [] on November 25, 2007

One of the decisions we made in building this site is not to bow to the religious flames that people heap on you when they don’t agree – whether the angry ecumenist or the angry traditionalist. For instance:

Guilt by Association: Well “those” people are tainted – they’re in the “French” school, or *they* were associated with the people publishing Fr. Seraphim Rose’s work – that’s suspect. This is a perverted religiosity that is present in any religion. . . .

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The New Site

Posted by [] on November 25, 2007

One site reader wrote in to thank us for the new material. You’re welcome. There’s a lot more coming to the site.

The timeline, I think, is the single most powerful tool one can implement, tho. . . .

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Turkey Week

Posted by [] on November 22, 2007

It’s interesting to read questions in forums online of how one who is committed to the Nativity Fast, deals with family expectations of eating turkey on Thanksgiving. I never understand how one cannot realize that committing to Orthodoxy is inherently an act of dissent toward the culture – a break, indeed a repudiation of the assumptions of the culture. . . .

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