Tuned out. I'm glad he converted but this guy is irrelevant and cringe. It's all about him, what he wants to do, and the world watching him do it.
In times where priests will bless fags and homosexuality is widely accepted as being the new normal, this is a good way to bring attention to the topic.I really don't like this idea of a therapy clinic for gheys, the Church is the place for fornicators to treat themselves, it's not a lay conversion therapy that will help these people.
I really don't like this idea of a therapy clinic for gheys, the Church is the place for fornicators to treat themselves, it's not a lay conversion therapy that will help these people.
I'm no expert on psychology, but from what I've observed of homosexuals, narcissism seems to play a big part in it, so I guess a competent therapist could help treat narcissistic personality disorder. You definitely wouldn't want to ignore the spiritual side though, as the other poster pointed out. I'm in a pretty mainstream Christian group on social media and as cringey as it is a lot of the time, you do frequently see people posting who claim to be former homosexuals who cured themselves through faith in Christ.Maybe there’s a place for that though. Homosexuality is a mental disorder. I think it’s a kind of OCD. So on the one hand an expert helps them break out of that and that then makes it easier to do the rest.
He is?Does he know that St. Augustine is an Orthodox Saint?
Despite these acclamations, most of his works were not translated into Greek until circa 1360 by Demetrios Cydones and some Orthodox Christians identify errors in his theology—especially those in his Triadology which gave rise to the Filioque addition to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed—and regard him as being one of the major factors in the Great Schism between the Church in the East and in the West. Thus, there are those among the Orthodox who regard Augustine as a heretic, although there has never been any conciliar condemnation of either him or his writings.
More moderate views regard Augustine as (1) a theological writer who made too many mistakes to be included among the Church Fathers but still a saint, (2) a theological writer among many in the early Church (but not a saint), and (3) a theological writer with, perhaps, the title "Blessed" before his name. It should be noted, however, that the Orthodox Church has not traditionally ranked saints in terms of "blessed" or "saint" (i.e., suggesting that the latter has a greater degree of holiness than the former). Saint "rankings" are usually only differences in kind (e.g., monastics, married, bishops, martyrs, etc.), not in degree.
There are at least two books explicitly dealing with the issue of Augustine's place in Orthodoxy: The Place of Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church by Fr. Seraphim Rose (ISBN 0938635123), which is generally favorable toward Augustine, citing his importance as a saint in terms of his confessional and devotional writings rather than in his theology, and The Influence of Augustine of Hippo on the Orthodox Church by Dr. Fr. Michael Azkoul (ISBN 0889467331), which tends to see Augustine as the root of all Western Christendom's errors. (There is also a condensation of this book into a booklet titled Augustine of Hippo: An Orthodox Christian Perspective.) The former's cover (shown on right) includes a traditional Greek icon of Augustine, where he is labelled as "Ό Αγίος Αυγουστίνος"—"Saint Augustine."
Another view is expressed by Christos Yannaras, who descibed Augustine as "the fount of every distortion and alteration in the Church's truth in the West" (The Freedom of Morality, p. 151n.).
Augustine's heresies have been the source for the inauguration and consolidation of the separation of the heterodox from Orthodoxy. We have already shown how his Filioque heresy initiated the fall of the Western Church. The two other heresies which energized the momentum behind the West's migration from salvation as revealed by the Orthodox Church was their adoption of Augustine's doctrine of "Original Sin" and theory of "irresistible grace.
...the Augustinian doctrine of Original Sin is wholly un-Orthodox, and it led, I believe, to a whole series of heresies in the Latin Church, such as Predestination, Purgatory, Limbo and the Immaculate Conception.
From the Orthodox point of view, St. Augustine's legacy is controversial. In the West, it would be impossible to overestimate the impact of his writings, starting in his own lifetime, and by the VI Century he was regarded as one of the greatest Latin Fathers, revered by Western saints whose Orthodoxy has never been questioned in the East. On the other hand, nearly all of those ideas which are most distinctively Augustinian -- in particular his views on the Trinity, on original sin, and on predestination -- have subsequently been rejected by the Orthodox Church, and are among the distinguishing points between Eastern and Western Christianity. Thus some Orthodox consider him not a saint, but an heresiarch.
The Orthodox Church does not consider the saints to have been ‘perfect’ men and women in every regard. Augustine is indeed an Orthodox saint.He is?
Why do you consider it cringey?I'm no expert on psychology, but from what I've observed of homosexuals, narcissism seems to play a big part in it, so I guess a competent therapist could help treat narcissistic personality disorder. You definitely wouldn't want to ignore the spiritual side though, as the other poster pointed out. I'm in a pretty mainstream Christian group on social media and as cringey as it is a lot of the time, you do frequently see people posting who claim to be former homosexuals who cured themselves through faith in Christ.
I had misunderstood your comment; I had understood that the cringey part referred to those who posted about being cured of homosexuality. Thanks for replying.Inappropriate memes that try to be clever but come off as blasphemous, and bitter fighting between the different denominations.
Yes, that part is one of the few things I like about the group. Most of the rest I just follow for tips on how not to behave as a Christian.I had misunderstood your comment; I had understood that the cringey part referred to those who posted about being cured of homosexuality. Thanks for replying.