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Apostacy

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by authiodionitist, May 15, 2007.

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  1. authiodionitist

    authiodionitist Senior Member

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    In your experience, how often do people aposticize (go away) from the Faith?
     
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  2. rusmeister

    rusmeister A Russified American Orthodox Chestertonian

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    C. S. Lewis said
     
  3. kamikat

    kamikat my love is bigger than a cadillac

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    It depends on what you're talking about. Are you talking about people who leave Orthodoxy to join some other church or other religion? Are you talking about people who just stop going to church every Sunday?
     
  4. authiodionitist

    authiodionitist Senior Member

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    In my understanding both of those choices amount to the same thing.
     
  5. kamikat

    kamikat my love is bigger than a cadillac

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    If you are counting the ones who just stop going to church, you're going to get astronomical numbers. Do you consider those who show up only for Christmas and Pascha? Do you consider people like the ones in my parish who only attend September through May and don't come whenever Sunday School is not in session? Is it apostasy is someone is raised nominally Christian, was baptized and chrismated, but never really knew the faith, and left the Church? I think we should be concerned about our own faith, rather than statistics.
     
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