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  1. Melanie's Avatar
    Your little girl must be 4 years old now, come August! Enjoy! Don't blink!
  2. Melanie's Avatar
    Good last line....and I like "illuminated darkness"
  3. Taybah's Avatar
    [QUOTE=;bt6190]Personally, I trust people because I want to be trusted in return. I do believe in the good of other people, perhaps because I am optimistic that everyone has a sense of good within them. I have trusted people who have lied to me, once I came to the root of why the dishonesty happened and dealt with my emotions on the issue. I have trust in people because the world can be a lonely place and I don't want to be alone.[/QUOTE]
    I agree
    Its important to trust others as you would also want to be trusted
  4. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson Richardson
    I know that is the usage for the word, but strictly "orthodoxy" means "giving God the right glory".
    "ortho" right or straight and "dox" Teaching or opinion. The word has nothing to do with giving any God anything.

    "orthodox (adj.) Look up orthodox at Dictionary.com
    mid-15c., of opinions, faith, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Greek orthodoxos "having the right opinion," from orthos "right, true, straight" (see ortho-) + doxa "opinion, praise," from dokein "to seem," from PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent). As the name of the Eastern Church, first recorded in English 1772; in reference to a branch of Judaism, first recorded 1853. "

    It is related to doctrine, meaning teaching and doctor meaning teacher.
  5. Jackson Richardson's Avatar
    I know that is the usage for the word, but strictly "orthodoxy" means "giving God the right glory".
  6. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson Richardson
    Minimal government sounds like anarchy to me.
    Anarchy is no government, while minimal government means a little government but no more than necessary.

    I thought this thread would be about the different Orthodox churches in the USA.
    There are many kinds of orthodoxy. Orthodox means correct teachings.
  7. Jackson Richardson's Avatar
    Minimal government sounds like anarchy to me.

    I thought this thread would be about the different Orthodox churches in the USA.
  8. MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    Dear Peter

    I am very grudgingly beginning to think that Trump's brashness is being curtailed by some realistic setbacks that you previously predicted.
    He is learning on the job, and though he will never admit a mistake, he is cunning enough and ruthless enough to turn on a sixpence ( if he knew what that was!)

    As for meaningful presidential past-times there is plenty of material. Eisenhower had an affair with his English driver, but then with the stress of his wartime job he needed it. J.F Kennedy and Clinton both liked the ladies, but at least the former was discerning in his choices. Your side of the Pond you do not appear to have any that really hit the bottle, but I might be mistaken. And Trump does not drink as I believe it had something to do with the death of his brother at an early age.

    Best regards
    M.
  9. Magnocrat's Avatar
    An excellent honest and down to earth assessment.