[Homestead] James, or someone else theologically inclined
bobford79 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 19 06:51:10 EST 2007
My earlier attempt was simply humor (never discuss
religion); but I have always enjoyed your
presence on this list. While I'm probably the person
with the least education and most limited C.V. on
this list; my faded memories do recollect this
man's name:Daniel the greek, wilderness ascetic of
Mount Athos..although I believe he was actually
Serbian (My wife's grandfather was Serbian), which
meant because of the orthodoxy she was allowed to
celebrate Christmas twice per year.
.....Tell your son inside the
--- EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I am having an intense email discussion/argument
> with a family member
> about religion...I know, I know, not a good thing
> ever...and I need help...
> He said:
> There was a monk on Mount Athos who said, if you
> become angry with
> someone wait for 6 months to speak against him.
> After 6 months, if you
> can remember your qualm with him, then go and speak
> with him long after
> your anger has dissipated.
> Mount Athos is a peninsula in Greece that is devoted
> to a bunch of
> Orthodox Christian monasteries. I have googled and
> googled, and cannot
> find any reference to this 'passive monk'. I want
> to know who he was,
> when he said that, and under what circumstance...
> Can anyone help me?
> Bev, the mean spirited liar...<sigh>
> EarthNSky Farm Somewhere in the ocean's depths, MY
> son is protecting
> OUR freedom. He's only 19, and his sub won't be
> back until 7/29/07.
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