In the following video, the man represents Jocose and the cow represents Rome. Protestants are represented by the mountains in the background.hugodrax wrote: ↑Wed May 31, 2017 6:49 amPreacher Pipes,
Welcome to the forum. Have you met Jocose? He's a real nice guy, but there are things you need to know about him.
You see, up until roughly 25 minutes ago, old Jo over there was a Protestant. A Rome-hating enemy of tradition in all its forms. Now that he's the newest member of some incredibly hard up Orthodox church (but I repeat myself), he's become a Rome-hating enemy of any tradition different than the one he picked up twenty-five minutes ago.
He's too new to realize that the great national sport of the Orthodox bishops is excommunication of other Orthodox bishops in long standing arguments about the Tripartite nature of God and the indivisibility of the two drachmas and four buttons found in the collection plate on the feast day of St Unpronouncable the Unwashed, and he wouldn't call it schism even if somebody explained it to him using really simple words. He doesn't realize there are Orthodox churches in full communion with Rome. Hell, he doesn't understand what communion is, yet.
Whenever I hear an Orthodox speaking of other sects of Christianity, particularly about their wealth and worldliness, I am always reminded of Israel Hand's reason for mutiny: "because I want their wines and pickles and that." Could you imagine the Orthodox priests let loose in a land of barbers, razors, and soft foods? They don't have those beards because they can afford shaving cream, I can tell you.
You might think Jo is impertinent. I can assure you he isn't: He's profoundly autistic. You're doing an excellent job of patting him on the head and calling him a good boy. He also likes a good scratch behind the ears. No sudden movements, though. He makes a high-pitched keening sound when startled. Sounds like, "Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!"