Sunday, October 10, 2010

Orthodox Demotivator #6

15 comments:

Cha said...

Now THAT is funny - bravo!

Juliana said...

Love the caption, although the photo gives me heartburn.

Jodie Anna said...

oh, that's funny! :D

Ranger said...

It actually looks like Benedict is the Ref and Bartholomew is the winner by a split decision.

Adam Sheehan said...

Western (Latin Rite) Catholicism can sometimes really lack style.

I always liked the "Bling Bling" that the Eastern Bishops wear.

Anonymous said...

I wonder when was the last time either of them fed the hungry or clothed the naked?

Jon said...

haha, you're starting to tread thin ice here, Mr. Robinson!

s-p said...

Jon, Yeah, I've been sitting on this one for a couple weeks. Actually it is a bit of a looonnng "soap opera" and I've read all the "glass is half full" and "BREAK THE GLASS!" blogosphere pundits on the state of RC/OC unity talks. The fact of the matter is, we're a long way from the reality of the picture and as a blogger I'm not going to make a bit of difference to anyone who can make any difference, so I think I'll just sit back and enjoy the show. :)

Saul said...

I don't know... I think laymen (let alone bloggers) can make a difference.

I for one believe that my repentance as an Orthodox layman is tied to the repentance of whatever sins were committed on all sides that led to heresy and schisms.

By the way, some of us could do without demotivation!!

Happy Canadian thanksgiving.

matthewmoore said...

I think we all know that ecumenism is the arm of the devil.... at least that's what the facebook tells me.

Ingemar said...

I have another one, truly demotivational.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/funnibunney/exseminarianstalin.jpg

s-p said...

Saul, Happy Thanksgiving to you too... so do Canadians eat turk-eh? :)

Ingemar, whoa. Good one.

Anonymous said...

...it's always been interesting to me how one's clothing and manor of dress can affect demeanor and persona and aid in projecting perceptions of authority and power and even fear...the Queen of England comes immediately to mind as does the Pope,political figures as well gangster rappers and gang leaders..even cops get in on the act...perceptions are often used as a subtle means of "influence" and even outright intimidation...on the other hand people of Ego will use dress as a signal to others of their importance or statice in society...having said this go back and look at the picture of the Pope and the Patiarch together and this time imagine them both in tea shirts..shorts and tennis shoes.

s-p said...

Anon, I actually did a podcast about clothes and what they mean. There's more to them than meets the eye.
http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/stevethebuilder/the_orthodox_chameleon

Anonymous said...

..great story steve...thanks for the link...