Re: Change the subject line
- Dear Brother in Christ,
You mention possible reasons for quoting sacred texts.
There are however more simple and normal reasons for doing so. The
sacred texts define the orthodox tradition, and are one of the ways
the revelation has come to us. Quoting sacred texts is referring to
the tradition and is part of the tradition. Is it not expected that
the Christians refer to their teachers, especially in troubled times?
Moreover, the sacred texts are eternal. Is there anything more actual
and consoling than Christ's words in Luke 12? He Warns and encourages
us, gives us the Parable of the Rich Fool, tells us not to worry,
to be watchful, to expect division because of Him, and to interpret
the times? Do you see anything wrong in referring to this?
I suppose you are not advocating a greater use of worldly or apostate
--- In email@example.com, "podnoss" <podnoss@y...> wrote:
> I see a lot of people quoting sacred texts. Is this a way to use
> as power, as righteousness, a way of being in control, a way of
> more right or more saved?
> And it's hard to love,
> There's so much to hate
> Hanging on to hope
> When there is no hope to speak of
> And the wounded skies above
> Say it's much too late
> Well maybe we should all be
> Praying for time
- Dear Mr. Boitchenko,
The most important think for a captain is the safety of the ship and
crew. Captains can take whatever advice they want, but they should
take first the advice of their experienced and respected teachers and
colleagues before they embark for dangerous crossings by new routes
to new destinations.
They should also refer to the classical teaching that they followed
when they were trained. Examples of authoritative messages of caution
to innovative captains have been numerous on this forum recently (See
messages 9613, 9695, 9693, etc.etc).
The fact that those messages of caution are systematically denied,
ignored or deleted by the shipping company is worrying and seems to
sign a change in the latter's policy. The management's denial sounds
like a confirmation. A significant part of the fleet seems to have
been lost and more losses are predicted.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "V. Boitchenko"
> Should captains take advice from "concerned passengers" as well?
> >>As a rule, captains do take the weather warnings into account,
> because their duty is to protect the ship and the crew at any cost
> and because they know that they get severely condemned in case of
> avoidable accident. At sea, captains have an obligation of results,
> and they get condemned even if they took only one precaution when
> they might have taken two of them. I guess you would not be
> reassured, if you were on a ship commanded by a reckless captain,
> with your brothers, sisters and all those who are dear to you.
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