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A question for all #418845
02/06/19 02:25 PM
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Good Day and God Bless,
Some years ago ( maybe 6 ) I was kind of active on this site. I returned recently and noticed that it is drastically less active. Can anyone help me understand why?
Pax,
Eamon

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Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418846
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Christ is in our midst!!

It's anyone's guess. People move on. People have become less engaged in anything and everything outside their own home. People have drifted away from the Church because of the clergy scandal in the Catholic Church--which has also engulfed the Eastern Catholic Churches. There is turmoil in the Orthodox Church.

It seems to me that we have entered a time when people have become less interested in the Faith. I deal with many clergy of many different Churches and communities. The story seems to be similar all around with a few exceptions: numbers are down; people don't bring their children for worship or for education; people say they're busy on Sunday morning; kids have many more sports practices scheduled on Sunday morning than in previous decades.

So many reasons; so many questions.

Bob

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418847
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Hi Eamon,

I think Bob is right. People move on. And discussions tend to get repeated over time (the Forum has been online for over 20 years!), so participants often don't have anything new to say. Add into this that Eastern Christians tend to be older, and less likely to use things like forums. Also, some have moved to Facebook, where there are always similar discussions.

John

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418851
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Some of the more interesting folks who could light a few sparks in discussions are not here any more. What has happened to them, I don't know, but age and health may have caught up with some. I wish them all well. Correct about many things have already been discussed.

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418865
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There is another, much livelier forum I could name, but I'm not sure if that's allowed.

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418878
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You can mention whatever you want.

Just saw an article where someone was banned from Facebook for posting a picture of the Holy Coptic Martyrs being executed in 2015. Perhaps people will leave there and some may return here.

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418881
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. . . banned from Facebook for posting a picture of the Holy Coptic Martyrs being executed in 2015.


This is so terrible, but so much a part of our current anti-Christian world-wide culture. Calls for a minute of silence just to let it sink in. Like the martyring of these men, this censure calls all of us to remember that we are not called to shrink from our call to be active witnesses of Christ and all He has done for us and for the whole world.

Bob

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418882
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I was specifically alluding to the forum orthodoxchristianity.net. I would suggest everyone check it out.

Posting graphic violence on facebook is generally frowned upon and most facebook users are aware of that.

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418883
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This image shows coming graphic violence, but is not actually violent. Facebook should not have banned it:

[Linked Image]

Holy Coptic Martyrs, pray for us!

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418891
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I highly doubt anyone was banned for sharing that image. A long clip of the video has been making the rounds on facebook. It is still viewable and none of my connections who posted it were banned. This smells like a typical case of persecution fantasy/ fetishism by Americhristians.

Re: A question for all [Re: eamon] #418892
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Well... it's true. It's one of many examples of people being tossed off social media for such posts. You are free to doubt it's truthfulness, but that's your concern.


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