[quote=johnnykins]For the same reason that they would ask for prayers from the mullahs that condemn all Christians or the faculty at Bob Jones University that condemn Catholics - they don’t know any better.
A better question might be why no one objects to referring to the monks there as the “holy” monks of Mount Athos as if their unrelenting animosity to Catholicism is a virtue. Let’s face it some folks actually take pride in the support that the Serbian monks showed the anti-Catholic/anti EP monks in their dispute with the EP over ecumenism - particularly with respect to Catholicism. That could lead one to question the bona fides of those folks as well. It might even lead one to wonder about ulterior motives for coming on this site. Thinking about the monks of Mt Athos, and their bigotry, and the comments made by some of the participants in these threads is really rather disheartening. There has been a lot of whining recently by some that there have been ad hominum arguments made against some of the Orthodox participants. It seems to me that support by some of those folks of anti-catholic bigots in the persons of the monks of Mt Athos might just lead a Catholic to legitimately question those individuals’ integrity as well as their intellectual arguments. I’m not saying that all this is so - just that maybe some folks haven’t looked in the mirror enough, seen the logical inferences from their comments and actually internalized the humility that they feign. Just a thought.
Twaddle. Hope you feel better now though.
Are you seriously suggesting that because people have outlooks that don’t coincide with other people’s that it is OK to question their integrity and their intelligence and to accuse them of feigned humility and hypocrisyand bigotry !!!
This should have been a nice little thread but someone had to jump in with message # 4 and start throwing around the slurs (with barely feigned humour) followed by message # 7. Then reinforced by message # 9, # 16, and now, # 18.