Text Box: Volume 17 No. 3          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD November 2007 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: SPIRITUAL TRAINING IS ADVANCED THROUGH LEARNING MORALLY ACCEPTABLE RESPONSES TO GENERALIZED SITUATIONS

Often sin is often thought of as planned, considered and thought out, actions or thoughts. Occasionally this is true, but more often sin is reaction to a specific situation or a specific environment. The reaction is learned or acquired through reaction to similar situations or environments. Most of what we do or think actually is the result of the various courses of actions and thought patterns which we have Text Box: Not an endorsement, but an 
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It is a small company which has been around for many years, and though it is Roman Catholic oriented, Orthodox and Roman early writings are the same. We wish this company to be around for a long time.                                            Ed.
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Text Box: ~ WHAT DID THEY EXPECT WHEY THEY DISCARDED MORALITY?
This is a society where the only evil is to “get caught” and be punished. ~

From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

These days we constantly hear that our community is in the midst of a crime wave the likes of which has never before been experienced. Every type of theft imaginable, use of mind altering drugs, and especially murder far beyond what any reasonable person would expect, are common daily occurrence.

But that last part really is not true. The increase in crime or the level or amount of crime, and especially violent crime and murder, and of theft and use of drugs, is not far beyond what any reasonable person would expect. It actually is surprisingly low considering the lack of morality, moral values, teaching of morals, and moral example which is the standard in our community.

Considering the percentage of children who are bastards it is obvious very few parents teach morality either by word or example. But it is not just through sexual sins that parents teach immorality rather than teach morals. Whether mom or dad is a lazy slob, a skinny knaver (a practitioner of knavery), an “Oilcan Harry” type of Uriah Heep, or some other type of moral deviant, in their sinfulness they teach their children to sin and think nothing of their sins nor of the evil example they give to their own children and to others. If they think about their sins at all, the parents of today think along the lines of, “After all, what is so bad about my little sins? I don’t hurt anyone by having sex Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
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Text Box: The Koran
 Author: Muhammad
 Sura IX (verse 5)

 And when the sacred months are passed, kill those who join other gods with God (specifically kill Christians who believe God is a Trinity of Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and therefore are considered by Moslems to have joined Christ and the Holy Spirit to the Father) wherever ye shall find them; and seize them, besiege them, and lay wait for them with every kind of ambush:

Are Christians supposed to ignore this?                       ~~~
Text Box: COMPASSION

Jesus did not make the parable about the compassionate king and the servant with no compassion as strong as it is so that it would remain in the minds of the people. He was simply relating common, every day occurrences. If anything would have surprised the people as being improbable, it would have been that a king forgave a debt, not that a servant who had the debt he owed forgiven would then not forgive the much smaller debt of a fellow servant.