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(New York Magazine)   Massive Manhattan Christian Orthodox church fire one of four Christian Orthodox churches that were torched around the world on Sunday, which was Easter for Orthodox Christians. Coincidence, I Think NOT   (nymag.com) divider line
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2016-05-03 07:25:20 PM  
Poorly written headline? I think SO!
 
2016-05-03 07:39:55 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Poorly written headline? I think SO!


Just like the Bible,  the headline may be poorly written but it still got the green light from the mods...  Just like the Bible.
 
2016-05-03 07:44:12 PM  

FlyingLizardOfDoom: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Poorly written headline? I think SO!

Just like the Bible,  the headline may be poorly written but it still got the green light from the mods...  Just like the Bible.


Let's translate it into Chinese and back, see if that helps.

"It burned all over the world massive Manhattan Christian Orthodox church on fire Sunday as a Christian Orthodox church, which is one of the Orthodox Easter. Coincidentally, I do not think"
 
2016-05-03 07:47:59 PM  
maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail
 
2016-05-03 08:00:25 PM  

fusillade762: FlyingLizardOfDoom: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Poorly written headline? I think SO!

Just like the Bible,  the headline may be poorly written but it still got the green light from the mods...  Just like the Bible.

Let's translate it into Chinese and back, see if that helps.

"It burned all over the world massive Manhattan Christian Orthodox church on fire Sunday as a Christian Orthodox church, which is one of the Orthodox Easter. Coincidentally, I do not think"


That's not Chinese; that's straight-up MSTDese right there!
 
2016-05-03 08:11:19 PM  

vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail


Erm, I think you've got your denominations mixed up.

But also, who hates the Orthodox? What a weird target.
 
2016-05-03 08:12:15 PM  
Worst. Headline. Ever.
 
2016-05-03 08:15:19 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Poorly written headline? I think SO!


Yes. I literally cannot even.
 
2016-05-03 08:15:55 PM  
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Has better English than subby.
 
2016-05-03 08:15:57 PM  
Well, there is the Easter Bunny...

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and their is the Orthodox Easter Bunny....

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2016-05-03 08:17:24 PM  

Jojo_TheDogFacedBoy: Worst. Headline. Ever.

 
2016-05-03 08:17:59 PM  

Shadyman: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Poorly written headline? I think SO!

Yes. I literally cannot even.


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And when there were only one set of footprints, it was when Orthodox Jesus was carrying you.
 
2016-05-03 08:19:15 PM  

vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then


Eastern Orthodox != Roman Catholic
 
2016-05-03 08:19:41 PM  
Lots of candles on major holiday. What could cause such fires?  Hmm, such a mystery...
 
2016-05-03 08:22:10 PM  
Jewish lightning?
 
2016-05-03 08:23:47 PM  

EZ1923: vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail

Erm, I think you've got your denominations mixed up.

But also, who hates the Orthodox? What a weird target.


Ex-Yugoslavian Muslims, for one.  Anybody pissed at Putin, too.
 
2016-05-03 08:24:26 PM  
So the first question to ask is, how many Orthodox churches burn around the world each Sunday? If it's more than one then this is just noise.

A coordinated attack on three continents with no known botches? Yeah, that's got tin foil territory written all over it.
 
2016-05-03 08:24:34 PM  
I think Subby caught sayof.
 
2016-05-03 08:25:13 PM  

EZ1923: vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail

Erm, I think you've got your denominations mixed up.

But also, who hates the Orthodox? What a weird target.


According to an Orthodox friend of mine, ALMOST EVERYONE.
 
2016-05-03 08:27:49 PM  
Burning down churches is pretty blasphemous.
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Maybe it was Anti-Orthodox Christian Black Metal.
 
2016-05-03 08:35:05 PM  
Burning down churches seems... {sunglasses] unorthodox.
 
2016-05-03 08:44:34 PM  
Ouch

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2016-05-03 08:49:45 PM  
Can we call this oppression against Christians?....I mean I know this is Fark but can't we just this once?
 
2016-05-03 09:00:43 PM  

genner: Can we call this oppression against Christians?....I mean I know this is Fark but can't we just this once?


I do not think that word means what you think it means.
 
2016-05-03 09:08:25 PM  
It wouldn't be right to deliberately burn down someone else's church, so I'm hoping it was just a run of the mill accident like the Fire Department thinks. It's farked up if someone burned it down on purpose... but don't ask me to be sad about one less church generally speaking. The sooner we rid ourselves of all of them the better. Religion is a shameful anachronism. It is a embarrassment so many of us still cling to that utter bullshiat.

And a pre-emptive wanking motion to the first fedora comment.
 
2016-05-03 09:08:49 PM  

EZ1923: think you've got your denominations mixed up.


If you are using spiritual terrorism to subjugate your members, you're probably diddling kids.
 
2016-05-03 09:09:52 PM  

mongbiohazard: It is a embarrassment so many of us still cling to that utter bullshiat.


andthat
 
2016-05-03 09:13:21 PM  

genner: Can we call this oppression against Christians?....I mean I know this is Fark but can't we just this once?


What, fire? Fire doesn't have the ability to oppress in and of itself.

The building was old, and the fire department says it doesn't look suspicious. Some of the congregants think it was burned on purpose "because reasons". So no, why would we leap to the conclusion it is an act of oppression? Did you sneak the cross out before it burned so you could pose on it?
 
2016-05-03 09:15:33 PM  
Wait. Is this the group that goes around mutilating squirrels?
 
2016-05-03 09:34:50 PM  
As one who was raised orthodox, I can tell you exactly what happened. Midnight Easter service= everyone has a candle, and many try to leave church and make it all the way home without burning out all candles. Also, it's the one holiday where EVERYONE shows up, so there was a packed house. Packed house + lots of candles= recipe for disaster.
 
2016-05-03 10:05:06 PM  
So open to so much speculation, and conspiracy thinking.

Maybe they were all Black Serbian Orthodox churches. Or maybe, according to the Post article cited in the article, a Manhattan real estate developer wanted the land since the church was $100M in the red. Didn't know there were real estate developers in Manhattan. The Post also said to look at recent Catholic-Orthodox events. Could that be the Ukraine church which became a trans recently, switching from Russian Orthodox to Roman Catholic, which really pissed off the homophobic Putin. But who would do a false flag on Easter? Certainly not Putin.

In reality there are so many flavors of Orthodox, it could have been any thing from coincidence to George Stephanopoulos mad at daddy, to in-fighting between major faction, to Yugoslav muslims to people out to get the pagans who celebrate easter at the wrong time.
 
2016-05-03 10:06:34 PM  

mongbiohazard: It wouldn't be right to deliberately burn down someone else's church, so I'm hoping it was just a run of the mill accident like the Fire Department thinks. It's farked up if someone burned it down on purpose... but don't ask me to be sad about one less church generally speaking. The sooner we rid ourselves of all of them the better. Religion is a shameful anachronism. It is a embarrassment so many of us still cling to that utter bullshiat.

And a pre-emptive wanking motion to the first fedora comment.


As much as you want to hate on religion, it provides people with something important. For many, it gives them direction, peace, comfort, or even a meaning to their life. To wish to take that away from someone to fulfill your own agenda makes you an absolute douchebag. You are the very same type of person that would waste not even a second condemning folks for trying to push their religion on to you, and ironically, that is exactly what you are trying to do to others - tell them what they should or shouldn't believe. I get it, people who disregard science or abuse religion to fulfill their own personal agendas or use it as an excuse to exert their authority and will upon others are horrible. Religion has been used to commit terrible acts, however, to believe that religion itself is the cause of this is entirely idiotic. Religion is also not the cause of good or charity. Both of these, good and evil, lie in the heart of man.

The fact that you do not care if a church burns makes you an inconsiderate prick, and not a righteous intellectual.
 
2016-05-03 10:17:22 PM  

Greek: As one who was raised orthodox, I can tell you exactly what happened. Midnight Easter service= everyone has a candle, and many try to leave church and make it all the way home without burning out all candles. Also, it's the one holiday where EVERYONE shows up, so there was a packed house. Packed house + lots of candles= recipe for disaster.


1. is random
2. is coincidence
3. is enemy action
4. ???
- Ian Flemming (or at least attributed to him where I read it first).
 
2016-05-03 10:18:14 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [img.fark.net image 320x350]
Has better English than subby.


But hopefully a much worse sense of fashion:

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2016-05-03 10:25:49 PM  

farkingismybusiness: Burning down churches is pretty blasphemous.
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Maybe it was Anti-Orthodox Christian Black Metal.


Wow. I think I just heard Dani Filth power-pissing his pants...
 
2016-05-03 10:28:28 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: farkingismybusiness: Burning down churches is pretty blasphemous.
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Maybe it was Anti-Orthodox Christian Black Metal.

Wow. I think I just heard Dani Filth power-pissing his pants...


I'm not sure I understand. That's a complement to Batushka right? I think they're amazing.
 
2016-05-03 10:34:44 PM  
Who among us doesn't like to crack a beer, mow the lawn, stretch our arms and enjoy a little lebensraum?
 
2016-05-03 10:35:22 PM  
Wrong thread. Stupid preview.
 
2016-05-03 11:01:56 PM  
Insurance scheme to end one of the longest Ponzi schemes ever.
 
2016-05-03 11:16:46 PM  
When I first heard about this occurring after Easter, I became unstuck in time. I had to check the calendar. Thought I was losing it.
 
2016-05-03 11:23:17 PM  
Where was the pope?
 
2016-05-03 11:28:07 PM  

farkingismybusiness: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: farkingismybusiness: Burning down churches is pretty blasphemous.
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Maybe it was Anti-Orthodox Christian Black Metal.

Wow. I think I just heard Dani Filth power-pissing his pants...

I'm not sure I understand. That's a complement to Batushka right? I think they're amazing.


It is absolutely a complement. As in, "That poser could never hope to achieve such greatness."
 
2016-05-03 11:32:35 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: farkingismybusiness: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: farkingismybusiness: Burning down churches is pretty blasphemous.
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Maybe it was Anti-Orthodox Christian Black Metal.

Wow. I think I just heard Dani Filth power-pissing his pants...

I'm not sure I understand. That's a complement to Batushka right? I think they're amazing.

It is absolutely a complement. As in, "That poser could never hope to achieve such greatness."


I thought that's what you meant, but I disagree. Cradle had their moments years ago. I farking loved their earlier albums. However Batushka is farking killer. They're anonymous, but all my money is on them sharing members with MGLA. Who also farking rule.
 
2016-05-03 11:43:21 PM  
While FDNY officials said the blaze at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street does not appear suspicious, members of the Orthodox community have doubts.

They are worried that the blaze - along with church fires in Australia and Russia - were set in retaliation for the religion's role in blocking the canonization of Croatian Nazi supporter Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac - whose potential sainthood has created a rift between Serbia and Croatia, with the leaders of each lobbying Pope Francis.


Yugoslavs.  Seriously, where are the Ottoman Turks when you need them?
 
2016-05-04 12:27:15 AM  

vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail


Uh, Orthodox priests get to have a wife and make a family.
 
2016-05-04 03:54:34 AM  

jaytkay: Ouch

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Where's your God now?!
 
2016-05-04 01:01:41 PM  

FunkOut: vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail

Uh, Orthodox priests get to have a wife and make a family.


oh and no straight married male has ever pulled a Sandusky.
 
2016-05-04 01:33:59 PM  
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2016-05-04 09:24:10 PM  

vudukungfu: FunkOut: vudukungfu: maybe they should stop farking children, then

also, headline fail

Uh, Orthodox priests get to have a wife and make a family.

oh and no straight married male has ever pulled a Sandusky.


Just admit you were thinking Roman Catholic and stop being defensive. That's like accusing all Canadians of being psychotic murderers because we've had a couple serial killers when it's Americans doing most of the killing.
 
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