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  • Glory be to God!
    in Hello Comment by minasoliman July 19
  • Neither am I ophadece.  Even when I read these sources, I cannot come to any other conclusion than say "I do not know anything".  My main issue is not convince people to do anything else but to keep the afterlife a mystery without presuming to say w…
  • Welcome Alex! Have you visited a Coptic Church yet?
    in Hello Comment by minasoliman July 19
  • I know it's a hard concept to swallow given what we learned from Pope Shenouda, as we are from his generation. But I invite you all to read the article I wrote: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HHHLnZtqIEs9TiMlDn4vmnJ8xsr9KiD_t6Rbu7X4ECU/pub O…
  • Be zealous
  • I do want to make something very clear. Repentance is an action that requires our full selves, body and soul. But in the afterlife many Church fathers believed that those who are still alive in body and soul can live a life of repentance and virtu…
  • Wow! Okay...you're a sad dude...either that or you're messing with us
  • Eastern Orthodoxy? Dude, you asked a hypothetical question if you stranded on a remote island. I answered quite facetiously given the, to put it nicely, HYPOTHETICAL situation you are asking. Are you talking about Gilligan's island status or are …
  • As canon 316 of the council of star ship galaxy says: Start cutting out logs, make them in the "sos" sign and burn them for rescue. When a helicopter comes, ask for a canonical Oriental Orthodox priest immediately, and to bring the wedding crowns …
  • Dear babros, Sorry brother, but the way you answer with such resentment shows how naive you are. Just go and find some al ahram articles and read about many of the reasons Copts get killed in underpopulated areas in Egypt. Then you can see why I'…
  • Apparently all the same person
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by minasoliman July 8
  • Thank you Mina! It seemed like there was something off lately with the recent posts.
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by minasoliman July 7
  • May Christ strengthen you and the prayers of the Theotokos comfort you!
  • If you are Muslim, you must renounce Islam and become a DEVOUT and TRULY BELIEVING Orthodox Christian. The foundation of your conversion must be Christ ALONE and not the Coptic girl you love. Learn to fall in love with Christ and His Church, to le…
  • This forum is attracting a lot of folks lately. Dear brother @lgbtcopt, You probably heard this a million times before. I simply agree with the Orthodox Church teachings that we cannot clearly accept the idea that homosexual acts are not sinful…
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by minasoliman July 7
  • good grief!
    in Lgbt Copts Comment by minasoliman July 6
  • Hi @Sally_16 I'm really sad to hear about some of the behaviors of Coptic youth in spiritual retreats, as this shows a failure of leadership and service in our Church.  It's really troubling and it needs to be dealt with.  At the same time, I have t…
  • I hope whoever is there will get past venting some day and have some substantive discussions.
  • i vote fool medames as the national dish
  • Hi @CopticApostate, I'm going to say to the same thing I said to an ex-Protestant who became Orthodox who kept fixating on how evil Protestants are. Seeing your Reddit blog posts, it seems to me your organization is nothing more than an angry lash…
  • @Mitharadir You have a complicated problem. You said you left the Coptic Church and became an atheist, but that you are keeping it a secret from everyone. You then went even further to use your Uncle's money to buy a house and everything that you…
  • Yes, half of Egyptian immigrants in the United States are Muslim. I talked to one Muslim man in Florida who has never been back in Egypt since 1990, and does not want to go back! With the high unemployment rate in Egypt, I can sympathize as to why…
  • Immigration to "lands of opportunity" were rarely an option until very recently starting in the late 1800s. Egypt isn't the only country where immigrants come from, and religion is only part of the reason. More likely, there are economic reasons f…
  • Most violence committed in history, even by Catholics have absolutely nothing to do with religion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-alan-lurie/is-religion-the-cause-of-_b_1400766.html That is not to say religion is not a factor.  But it's not th…
  • There is no "the" antichrist, but MANY antichrists. And very simply antichrist is anything or anyone in the world that tries to take you away from the gospel. A person can be his/her own antichrist by his/her non-repentance. The blogger sounds li…
  • No of course not. The blogger is a gay Copt, but probably not in communion with the Church, but his main purpose is to try to find and bring others like him into the same comfort zone and bring awareness of their existence to the broader Coptic com…
  • Reminds of the time a bird landed on Bernie Sanders' podium
  • There's no such thing as a "good" life apart from Christ. We may be comfortable in the West, but life is far from "good" here either. People may not be persecuted, but myriads still die on the inside.
  • "For the Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor language, nor the customs which they observe. For they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiar form of speech, nor lead a life which is marked out by any…
  • Who would want to be a wife of a presbyter? ;)