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  • I am a physician. I have read and listened to lectures by experienced psychiatrists and psychologists that are well respected and have a proven track record. I have read research on journals that are rigorous, and comprehensive. I have been studying…
  • Dude this was coming, when I think you didn't really engage with the answers to your question in 2010 regarding "what is the harm of having consensual pre-marital sex". Anyway, big sin, bigger grace. You have a lot to answer for; this experience is …
    in . Comment by clay July 2013
  • Psychiatry, which deals with psychosis, which has proven to be related to certain neurotransmitter misfiring in the brain, is not freudian. I resent the rather silly and unhelpful suggestion that equates the neurobiology that supports the use of ant…
  • Hi Ronald! Welcome! God bless!
  • 1) Tell your parents to put an internet filter on any computer or device that uses internet (like a smart phone). 2) Tell Abouna, and be frank- again, and again and again. 3) Take the above advice- it's not the end of the world. It just needs to be…
  • Whilst medications have side effects that may or not be experienced, the effects of mental health problems, just as physicals are associated with morbidity. Further, doctors do not contrary to what most people think have a knee-jerk instinct to me…
  • Hi 'Just by me', Advice here should be taken with caution, not in the least because the posters here can only respond to what is shared, and are not privy to your situation. I think it is imperative that you talk with persons you can talk confide…
  • "We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: [center]In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; Behold…
  • Sorry, but this scenario does not make much sense. Let us just entertain it: If that person ends up repenting, will he face a closed door? That is an absurdity, because the door was closed only because he will not repent?! Is the scenario merely t…
  • [quote author=mabsoota link=topic=9406.msg116827#msg116827 date=1279611034] i have a few points: 1. smoking is not good for inflammatory bowel disease. sometime the disease worsens at the time a smoker stops smoking, but overall it is not beneficial…
  • Hi brothers and sisters. I forget to mention that someone did quite promptly send me the e-book! Thank you for all those who searched for me as well. THANKS. God bless.
  • I think, actually, that sodr2 has a point. Though we said smoking is harmful, the fact that one cigarette is negligibly harmful or at least more or less the same as passive smoking most of accumulate over the course of a week (I cannot validate this…
  • No need to denegrate president Bill Clinton. He is a sinner- I don't think he believed it was not a sin. Otherwise he wouldn't have tried to cover it up. Sounds a bit judgmental to me.
  • Hi guys. Was wondering if anyone has and can email me or lead me a link with a pdf version of "Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans" by Fr. Tadros Malaty? Much appreciated! GBU
  • The body being a Temple of the Holy Spirit, was said by St Paul when others were using their bodies for sexual immorality. I really doubt that that verse can really be applicable to a body crippled by the effects of smoking. I think presumes a sin, …
  • Me too. Whole heartedly agree!
  • Thanks Abouna for the clarity. I once held the view that Catholics really did think that "and the Son" was equivalent to "through the Son", as I read their Apologetics. But having now read what their catechism says about the issue, it is clear that …
    in Filioque Comment by clay June 2010
  • He doesn't have a profile unfortunately :(. That's the difficulty- we had been in contact before, but it was always PM and not email correspondence.
  • Does anyone know how I can contact vassilios?
  • Make sure you have a spiritual director however.
    in People Comment by clay June 2010
  • Talk with your confession father. Maybe this is your spiritual path, but it could also be a feeling borne from some other things, like depression or a dysfunctional personality, or poor self-esteem etc.
    in People Comment by clay June 2010
  • Thanks everyone for your contribution, especially got some fresh insights from Fr Peter.
  • Ioannes, you at no time in this thread been unreasonable. Without your contribution, and some other here, we would not have reached a better understanding of the issue at large. Even when you explained your hurt, it was well reasoned. I don't think …
  • Theologically there is a lot to talk about. Since I have to sleep soon, I will substantiate this another time: - Before sacrificing animals, the Israelites had to confess their sins to the priest - When people came to John the Baptist, they had to c…
  • Ioannes, I understand that "demon possession" has an obvious negative stigma in the religious community, and even affective disoders and schizophrenia-like disorders have such a stigma in any community- and I just want to not just apologise for our …
  • With all respect, I don't agree. There are many people who from experience of sacrificial love from Christians (who upheld the truth!) have came back to faith and chastity. Further, what is the cause? We are not only called to evangelise, and call p…
    in Homosexuality Comment by clay June 2010
  • Well if you want proof that God is so intimately involved and cares about such trivial things, one just needs to read the Gospel of St. Luke. Jesus says, "But even the hair of your head are numbered" (Luke 12:7).
  • This is a personal question, I perceive, and thus I will give a personal answer. I believe, because I cannot not believe. I see the world through the lens of Christianity and life just makes sense to me. In times I live in doubt, life loses colour;…
  • Well, we know we must thank God "in every occasion, in every condition, and for all things" (Thanksgiving prayer).
  • References that would be useful: St. John Damascus, Exposition. About Angels St. Basil the Great, About the Holy Spirit, XVI The Catechism of the (Eastern) Orthodox Church by H.E. Panteleimon Lampadarios Q 131, 139 According to John, they had the "…
    in Conversion Comment by clay June 2010