Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Change the subject line
- Quoting the Scriptures is one thing. Free interpretation of those quotes is another thing. My understanding has always been that it is not what we what to see in a particular excerpt from the Scriptures but how the Church and the Fathers define it. Is it not what Tradition is? Protestants quote the Scriptures all the time but deny the Tradition. I hope you, Mr. Kozyrev, do not assume the authority of the Church when you make your quotes.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2003 8:56 AM
Subject: [orthodox-synod] Re: Change the subject line
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?
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- 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.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]