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  • There's a couple of factors: 1.  Aging of the bishops, priests, and theologians involved in the discussion.  A new generation is very hard to develop to pick up the slack.  If you look at HH Pope Shenouda for example, the last ten years of his papac…
  • Calm down Nicholas...no need to throw names at people. We are here having a discussion and correcting ideas.
  • We shouldn't be anti-scholasticism, but as should be cautious with the weaknesses of scholasticism as well, which desires to be over-analytical in theology, and not embrace unanswerable or indescribable mystery that should be mostly describable to w…
  • Well, your anti-Catholicism is very one-sided and a product of your own upbringing and bias. As someone who continues to read history, while those areas of Roman Catholic history are shameful, I have eventually seen history in a very humbling light…
  • I think you are twisting the facts of history. Statistically speaking, even the Crusades were primarily because of land grabs. Just because we are anti-Catholic by religion does not mean we should misrepresent history. This is what atheists do in…
  • You're not alone in sexual sin. It has become very pervasive. The weakness in sexual sin is usually from a trigger and lack of diligence. The spiritual wisdom is to FLEE from sexual sin. You need to take this temptation one day at a time. For in…
  • It depends on who you talk to in the EO church. EOs tend to have this feeling that you cannot be Orthodox unless you accept 7 councils as "ecumenical". Such an idea seems to place an emphasis on 7 specific councils as final authority that all must…
  • If you insist something "must" be, then we get nowhere. We also have Church fathers who believed otherwise, like St. John Chrysostom and St. Severus. Such questions cannot be answered until Christ tells us. If your life depended on where you go a…
  • Concentrate on having a relationship with God. And if you sin, feel guilty as if you're hurting someone you love, who unconditionally loves you.
  • You can always put names of any person with specific prayer requests for them. It's fine. Several times I put some people in the altar for various reasons, exams, health, bring back to the faith, etc. just make sure you make it clear why you are …
  • We do not choose our existence. We do not choose our diseases. We do not choose our bodies and what comes with them, whether good or bad. We do not choose our temptations or the degree to which we are tempted. But, we do choose how to react to t…
  • I think they were a series of lectures/articles in Arabic translated and put together in this publication
  • What in the world are you talking about @NicholastheCopt ??? No, we are not in communion; the Roman Catholic still have dogmas we disagree with, and stop giving false ideas.
  • No I didn't say Athanasius used it. I said he may have used it considering that it's very likely an Alexandrian usage before Apollinarius. When Apollinarius wrote it, he seemed to have used it for granted.
  • Unfortunately all we get is written sources of the term "Mia physis". So the first time we know of and have it recorded until today is Apollinarius. The question however is does that mean he was the first person to use it? No scholar I know really…
  • @CopticApostate You said:"Mina Soliman sent me an email with many books on other modern religions, destroying my faith in humanity, I stayed silent as there was nothing I could say." Do I know you? I'd like to offer my two cents here.  It seems you …
  • He did make a public appearance, but it seems at the behest of the Eritrean government to make it "seem" like they're not putting him under arrest. Unfortunately after that "public appearance", he's still under arrest
  • Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean you should cuss
  • 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