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You give too much credit to westerners and their ability to discern. Let me give you a western impression for a friend, to whom I sent a link to this stupid skit. I don't think you would have liked their words or their thoughts. The question that was reflected back to me was: "this stuff goes on in your church?" I think that is sufficient.
So let's go on with the discussion: "what is the big deal with selling animals in the Temple?" "why did Our Lord feel a necessity to purge the House of His Father from thieves and moneychangers?"
I would think that a non-believer who did not find a response to this posting or the one about homosexuality would be led to think that this is the norm, and would not be an attraction for his thirst for the Orthodox Church.He would say, I would think, 'this is a joke'.
Michael, my dear friend, and brother and Christ, your argument does not hold. Do not let the humanism heresy enter into trying to bring credibility to any charitable act towards this stupid and demented skit.
We are all equals (with the exception of Father Peter) looking for God.
Last I checked, I didn't see any of our clergy dressed in filthy attire and taking the House of God into blasphemy.
In regard to Fr. Peter: he is my equal no different than my own biological father. He, however, is accorded (rightly) the respect of fatherhood and priesthood.Keep the priests and the priesthood out of the discussion.There was no reason to bring his name into the discussion. He was not part of the issue.This is my purpose to saying: "fake humility".
Your message was never the issue here, it was your delivery.