Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Orthograph #3 - Get to Know the Real Thing



7 comments:

Victoria said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!
ah, the sad truth of it, eh? (<- deliberately inserted canadiana :)

wv: sermo

Cameron said...

Funny and true. These graphs are really getting to the heart of the matter.

Ali said...

Hmmm... I think blogs might represent false expectations. But I am so thankful for podcasts and books. And at the risk of pumping you up, your podcasts--especially Our Life in Christ--have been spiritually edifying for me. I thank God for podcasts. They are responsible for so much of my growth as an Orthodox Christian. Now I fully acknowledge that the more I learn, the less I realize I know, but I love podcasts and books!

mamajuliana said...

So True!!!! Funny...but the truth still hurts, too!

Jim H. said...

Oh my, can I relate! I've learned the hard way that one must be very careful about idealizing things. Far too many times I've been disappointed at the end of a service when I discover that no one's heard of all the famous Orthodox bloggers that occupy my time.

I pitied them that they weren't in on all the exciting things that I was discovering. Now I understand that they probably just thought I was insane.

s-p said...

Jim, Yeah, this goes a lot of ways. Our "cradle" priest years ago, from all the "publicity" surrounding the EOC, thought Fr. Peter Gillquist was a household word like "Billy Graham". He couldn't beleive it when we tried to explain he was only a "celebrity" within a very small slice of protestantism. In the "Orthosphere" podcasters, bloggers etc. are a small slice of a smaller slice of Orthodoxy. We all travel in small ponds that we believe are the ocean. :)

thegeekywife said...

:)

a delightful series, S-P!

(i did privatize my blog. shoot me an email if you or Moo would like an invite.)