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Old Jun 10, '12, 2:55 am
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Default A Good Short Account of the Story of St. Boniface, Apostle among Pagans

This well-written account of the eventful life of St. Bonaface provides the story of a man who remains an example for Christians who wish to serve their faith in a predominantly pagan culture.
see http://www.crisismagazine.com/2012/s...e-among-pagans
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Old Jun 10, '12, 3:19 am
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Default Re: A Good Short Account of the Story of St. Boniface, Apostle among Pagans

Spoiler Alert!

Basically, the pagan Germans worshipped this huge tree, St. Boniface cut it down and turned it into an altar.

The end.
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Old Jun 10, '12, 8:28 am
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Default Re: A Good Short Account of the Story of St. Boniface, Apostle among Pagans

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Spoiler Alert!
Well, that was rude and uncalled for. Why would you attempt to trivialize the life-long dedication to Christ this man had? I thought it was quite a good article and contained a great deal of information, considering that a thorough biography of his would fill several books at least.

Boniface, with God's help, transformed the face of a rather significant portion of Europe.
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Old Jun 10, '12, 11:04 pm
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Default Re: A Good Short Account of the Story of St. Boniface, Apostle among Pagans

What's so rude and uncalled for about a spoiler alert? It means "if you don't want to find out how the story ends (hint: he's a saint in heaven) then don't continue reading what I've written." That's actually very polite.

Anybody who wants a great account of the saint won't be deterred by my one-liner. On the other hand, anybody who is deterred by a link to a long account of a saint will thank me for my concise brevity and humor. Besides, there are literally thousands of saints about whom we know only one line of information:

"St. _________ was born in ________ in the year AD____, was martyred in the city of __________ under the emperor __________."

Wow. Just...wow.

Relax.

Pax.
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What's so rude and uncalled for about a spoiler alert?
Don't be disingenuous, it's just treating others like they are stupid. ALSO quite rude.

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Why would you attempt to trivialize the life-long dedication to Christ this man had?
BTW. If you ever did want to use a "spoiler alert" you do it by separating the alert form the giveaway by the length of the screen. Which I'm pretty sure you are smart enough to already know. Yours was meant to be read and trivialized the life of the Saint and treated the OP with a fair amount of contempt.

Man up and apologize to the OP.






It means "if you don't want to find out how the story ends (hint: he's a saint in heaven) then don't continue reading what I've written." That's actually very polite.

Anybody who wants a great account of the saint won't be deterred by my one-liner. On the other hand, anybody who is deterred by a link to a long account of a saint will thank me for my concise brevity and humor. Besides, there are literally thousands of saints about whom we know only one line of information:

"St. _________ was born in ________ in the year AD____, was martyred in the city of __________ under the emperor __________."

Wow. Just...wow.

Relax.

Pax.[/quote]
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Old Jun 11, '12, 11:54 pm
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Don't be disingenuous, it's just treating others like they are stupid. ALSO quite rude.
Oh, stop already! I said my piece. If you want to judge me by imputing false motives or actions that's your business. We're all adults here. Do you feel like I'm treating you like you're stupid? I thought not.

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BTW. If you ever did want to use a "spoiler alert" you do it by separating the alert form the giveaway by the length of the screen. Which I'm pretty sure you are smart enough to already know.
Didn't think it necessary. Not only are we all adults, we are also mostly Christians here: I'm sure we are all very practiced at averting our eyes from things we don't want to see. I would hate to treat others like they are stupid by assuming they are incapable of not looking at something they don't want to see.

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Yours was meant to be read and trivialized the life of the Saint and treated the OP with a fair amount of contempt.
Again, please stop. This is silly! These are your opinions, so stop stating them as facts. You do not know me. I don't trivialize saints, I don't treat people with contempt. If, in your opinion, I have done so, then please do the charitable thing and chalk it up to a different sense of humor from your own. Pardon me if I have offended. You seem to have your mind made up, but I assure you, it wasn't my intention to be the scoundrel you say I am...

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Man up and apologize to the OP.
LOL. For what, again?

Dear OP, sorry ur thread's a mess. Blame it on Julia Mae...
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