Monday, November 2, 2020

St. Paisios of Mt. Athos informs voting

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  1. Excellent! Thank you for posting!

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    1. Many years, to Father Peter. May his voice not soon fall silent.

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    2. Many years, to Father Peter. May his voice not soon fall silent.

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  2. Heers is horrid. His ratiocination is pseudopatristic pettifogging, Orthotoxic spin on ‘one issue voting’ employing exotic ‘based’ vocabulary to restate the propaganda that trump is an ‘outsider’. Yes, an outsider as in the outer darkness where the worm never sleeps...

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    1. "...His ratiocination is pseudopatristic pettifogging..."

      Ha, very true. However, Trump IS an outsider to the status quo, and he is probably no worse or better morally than Biden or most of the rest

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    2. Morality aside, trump is a straightup caudillo and Stochastic Terrorist, as well as his son calling for ‘total war’ as he faces defeat in polls and his supporters such as Bannon calling for beheading of Dr. Fauci and the head of the FBI. Apparently this is now mainstream.

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  3. The first few minutes I dropped my vegetarian shawarma and though he wanted us to vote for Biden, then I opened up a Michelob Ultra (low carb, so fasting) and realized I was wrong.

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  4. On a more serious note, who is his Bishop? He was a Greek priest, then ROCOR, and now......?

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    2. As near as anyone can tell he is in ecclesial limbo, which as any internet canon warrior can tell you is "invalid". So he is invalid, or an invalid, or something...

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    3. No, Heers is a priest of the Church of Greece it appears. He should keep his bulbous nose out of American politics and focus on his adopted home which also has a fascism problem.

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    4. Who is a fascist? Trump? 70 million people who voted for him? Please, save your hyperbole for people who don't know better...

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    5. If t looks like a fascist, talks like a fascist and walks like a fascist it’s probably fascist.

      Heers is copacetically CoG I hear.

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  5. It's Gypsy Orthodoxy, and who doesn't love to hear stories about St. Paisios?

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  6. Speaking of Gypsy Orthodoxy, if we are going to have Fr Peter's perspective, we should get some balance and have our moderator add Brother Nathanael. :)

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  7. Anecdotally, among neophytes Abp. Alexander’s rebuke of Heers is unpopular. A catechumen told me he didn’t understand how the Church which owns the Truth could ‘bow to the state’ by adopting pandemic safety measures. He seems to be a fan of Jay Dyer, and the last time I saw him at church he didn’t even wear a mask.

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    1. "...last time I saw him at church he didn’t even wear a mask..."

      A stout man or two of your community should step up and escort him out the door. Not sure if Heer has unconsciously adsorbed America's individualistic streak and incorporated it into his idiosyncratic theology, but his thrice-holy-blessed-and-transubstatiated-spoon/temple theology is silly and non-normative.

      What he is taping into, correctly in my opinion, is the tendency among too many Orthodox bishops/priests/laity to compromise with the world and bring in secular assumptions (about this or that - including politics) into their thinking.

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