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Forum: Religious Studies   07-28-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 111
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Posted By Purple Sage
You can't even see the choir during the Liturgy...

You can't even see the choir during the Liturgy at my (Orthodox) church.  They sit up in a balcony in the far back of the nave, and they do not wear robes of any sort.  Also, no instruments.
Forum: Spirituality   07-20-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,012
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Forum: Spirituality   07-15-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,012
Posted By Purple Sage
Congrats on the new job, Lilyka!   Summer is...

Congrats on the new job, Lilyka!
 
Summer is incredibly hectic this year for us.  Two of the kids are in camp, in two different locations (same camp through the YMCA, but different age groups are...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Purple Sage
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Quote:Originally Posted by nicolelynn http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320765/gnostic-beliefs#post_16553328)

I don't...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-13-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Purple Sage
Nicolelynn, I'm curious, how do you reconcile...

Nicolelynn, I'm curious, how do you reconcile Gnosticism with Universalism?  The link above states that the Gnostic writings were self-described as "secret" before the Gnostics were declared...
Forum: Religious Studies   07-08-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Purple Sage
From what I gather, gnostics tend to think the...

From what I gather, gnostics tend to think the Biblical canon was compiled in order to control people, omitting some books while including others in order to assert the Church's authority over the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By Purple Sage
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Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1319794/question-about-my-8-yo-dd#post_16540935)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By Purple Sage
 My dd is turning 8 tomorrow, and she knows...


My dd is turning 8 tomorrow, and she knows the months of the year.  I would be concerned if she didn't know them because it's something I know she has had many opportunities to learn in school and...
Forum: Spirituality   07-02-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,012
Posted By Purple Sage
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Quote:Originally Posted by Nazsmum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   06-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 968
Posted By Purple Sage
We're a family of six, and half of us are...

We're a family of six, and half of us are naturally on the quiet side but the other three are LOUD. 
 
DH was just saying to me the other day (while the two loud children were being especially...
Forum: Spirituality   06-29-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,012
Posted By Purple Sage
Okay, thanks.  I'll put it on my wish list.

Okay, thanks.  I'll put it on my wish list.
Forum: Spirituality   06-29-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,012
Posted By Purple Sage
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Quote:Originally Posted by lilyka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Religious Studies   06-24-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Purple Sage
Thanks, Tradd.  I find all of this fascinating. ...

Thanks, Tradd.  I find all of this fascinating.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Religious Studies   06-24-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Purple Sage
That's really interesting, Tradd.  The...

That's really interesting, Tradd.  The Antiochian parish I attend states specifically in the bulletin who can and cannot take communion.  They certainly wouldn't let me participate until I am...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 346,490
Posted By Purple Sage
That is really weird that they say to...

That is really weird that they say to under-report your time.  I've always reported mine correctly and have never had an issue. 
Forum: Religious Studies   06-10-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,043
Posted By Purple Sage
I listened to all of the podcasts and thought...

I listened to all of the podcasts and thought they were very good, too.
Forum: Religious Studies   06-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Purple Sage
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Forum: Religious Studies   06-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Purple Sage
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Forum: Religious Studies   06-08-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Purple Sage
Very interesting.  I think that it's so...

Very interesting.  I think that it's so important to remember that the Bible was written by men who were, of course, influenced by the time and culture of their day.  The Bible is inspired, but it's...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-07-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 346,490
Posted By Purple Sage
I've been with LB for over a year, and I've had...

I've been with LB for over a year, and I've had no problems.  It did seem at first like I was spending more time going through the training materials than I was actually working for pay, but that...
Forum: Religious Studies   06-07-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By Purple Sage
Have you seen this page...

Have you seen this page (http://www.theforerunner.org/pages/music.htm) yet?   I know there are other good sources online...I'll look around and post some later, if Tradd doesn't get here first....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-03-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 34,722
Posted By Purple Sage
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 34,722
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 34,722
Posted By Purple Sage
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 34,722
Posted By Purple Sage
Or maybe they're just expressing legitimate...

Or maybe they're just expressing legitimate opinions that aren't acceptable to post on MDC due to the UA. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/shrug.gif
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