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Old May 3, '12, 8:13 am
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If you, as a church, have the fullness of the faith without the errors of those who are outside of your communion, then how can it be anything but "my way or the highway"?
More like "my way or no deal" (or, for Stephen R. Covey, "win-win or no deal").
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I personally believe that the things we need to achieve unity involves things not part of the Deposit of Faith, thus we can compromise on it. I believe the number 1 reason we are not united is Pride. I'm pretty sure we can compromise on that.
But it can take quite some time. If and yes..If: God wills it to be so.
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Old May 3, '12, 8:23 am
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Hey Alex,

Have you ever heard Fr. Robert Hart's expression "the two one true churches"?

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Several times, I have also just been told to join the Orthodox Church.
If you mean you've been told that by Orthodox, then I say: Of course, what else is new? If you mean you've been told that by fellow Catholics, then ... whoa, that's a little weird.
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In answer to the OP--Afraid?? Heck no! And most Western Catholics I know of don't even give Orthodoxy or her adherents a first or second thought, let alone fear them. What's to be afraid of, anyway?
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In answer to the OP--Afraid?? Heck no! And most Western Catholics I know of don't even give Orthodoxy or her adherents a first or second thought, let alone fear them. What's to be afraid of, anyway?
Those Western Catholics probably know precious little about the Christian East, Orthodox or EC - so there is no wonder they don't give it a second, first or any thought at all! They also probably think of them in terms of the RC dogmas they don't accept.

Now I'm beginning to fear them too . . .

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But it can take quite some time. If and yes..If: God wills it to be so.
Of course God wills it. The question is, are we cooperating or are we standing in the way?
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You can't clarify? Or you can't clarify for another 2 hours?




I mean "of course not" that a Church's view on ecumenism is what is keeping me from being Orthodox. I'm not actively seeking to be Orthodox for one thing, but if God needs me among them then I will follow His will.
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I'm not afraid of them. I may not truely understand the differences between us but I know that we are part of the same Church seperated by important differences but working in the same direction. The schism separated us but we have the same Great- great- great -great grandparents so technically we are family. Family should try and get along and work towards mutual understanding.
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Hey Alex,

Have you ever heard Fr. Robert Hart's expression "the two one true churches"?



If you mean you've been told that by Orthodox, then I say: Of course, what else is new? If you mean you've been told that by fellow Catholics, then ... whoa, that's a little weird.
Leave it to a Roman Catholic priest to think outside the box! Good for Fr Hart!

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Leave it to a Roman Catholic priest to think outside the box! Good for Fr Hart!

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Or three - Oriental Orthodox!
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I'm not afraid of them. I may not truely understand the differences between us but I know that we are part of the same Church seperated by important differences but working in the same direction. The schism separated us but we have the same Great- great- great -great grandparents so technically we are family. Family should try and get along and work towards mutual understanding.
I really like you . . . and what is even more, you are from Louisiana, my favourite state!

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Hey Alex,

Have you ever heard Fr. Robert Hart's expression "the two one true churches"?
Leave it to a Roman Catholic priest to think outside the box! Good for Fr Hart!
I like it too -- sometimes it takes a bit of wit to get people (Catholic or otherwise) to rethink their thinking. Although just to set the record straight, I don't believe he's ever been Roman Catholic.
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P.S. This might go without saying, but I'll say it just in case: my comment in post #59 was in reference to Airplane!:

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
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P.S. This might go without saying, but I'll say it just in case: my comment in post #59 was in reference to Airplane!:

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
Thanks.

I was a bit lost on that.
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Thanks.

I was a bit lost on that.


Funny thing is, I'm actually not very big Airplane! fan.
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