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20323Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: One more reason why ROCOR should not be in SCOBA?

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  • Theodora
    Jun 4, 2007
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      HUH???????? And just where do you get that all we are to do is pray that
      man can grow food? Readings, Fathers, Bible, etc.??????? And just what
      planet do you live on? To state and ask such questions. So far I have been
      watcging and reading the ROCOR and Synod lists, I know of the love and
      compassion by our leaders of the Church on the two clergy lists. This shows
      what I have and many others have been watching for.......the Fruits of this
      union and love and compassion of the Faith as it shines it light out to the
      world. Thank you for now showing clearly the path that all will walk unto
      their salvation. Your love is overwhelming.

      Theodora in The Mountains

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "George" <kharaku@...>
      To: <orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:44 PM
      Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: One more reason why ROCOR should not be in

      > The ORTHODOX Position is to pray that God protect mankind's ability to
      > grow food. That's it.
      > Further I've yet to hear any evidence of folks not being able to farm
      > because of global warming.
      > Further still. The climate has gone up and down many times since Noah,
      > and folks have adapted.
      > George
      > On Thursday, May 31, 2007, at 04:34PM, "Theodora" <theomtn@...>
      > wrote:
      >>While one may view climate change as belonging only to the scientific
      >>community I would believe that whereever an Orthodox Priest finds himself
      >>and his people living and trying to feed themselves belonging to the
      >>Orthodox community. Once it would be a local condition to that community
      >>but now it is world wide. If a farmer goes to his Priest and says my
      >>is hungry and has no water due to conditions then that Orthodox community
      >>would help that family. Our family today is the world. Are you saying
      >>that it is not? That climate change is only in the minds of the
      >>community? It does not have anything to do with your daily life? Climate
      >>change is a condition and how we react to it is our moral condition. If I
      >>am causing pain to my neighbor then I am at fault am I not? I am pleased
      >>that Orthodox Bishops are concerned for their flock and neighbors. It is
      >>only political when we hide from responsibility. " Let someone else take
      >>care of things...I am doing very well thank you" No, we are all on the
      >>planet God gave to us. It is our concern.
      >>It is not a Russian thing, a Greek thing. It is "our thing". I want the
      >>Church to be labeled "God's Church and caring". Remember when certain
      >>churches and governments laughed and derided the RCC for giving out iodine
      >>tablets to people after one country's neuclear disaster? Do not live for
      >>what you think people will think of you 60-70 years from now but for what
      >>people and mostly God will think of you at this very moment.
      >>Theodora in The Mountains
      >>> I am not advocating one or another position in this scientific debate.
      >>> I am simply saying that SCOBA is not the forum for discussion of
      >>> scientific issues and that SCOBA bishops would be better served not
      >>> making pronouncements on issues for which there is not only *no
      >>> consensus within the Church*, but *no conclusive scientific evidence.*
      >>> When the Church begins commenting on science, the Church runs the
      >>> risk of discrediting itself when that science turns out to be false.
      >>> Do we want the Church to be labeled "greenhouse-gas theorists" 60-70
      >>> years down the road when "scientific consensus" changes?
      >>> A
      >>> ---------
      >>> Aleksandr Andreev
      >>> Intern, St Petersburg State University
      >>> School of Management
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