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  • #31
    Re: Which Orthodox church to join

    So which Armenian church is the better one ... the ones that are under Etchmiadzin or the ones under Cilicia?
    this post = teh win.

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    • #32
      Re: Which Orthodox church to join

      I have observed catholics and they are pretty funny. A catholic will sin like crazy then go confess and feel all better about it. Basically do whatever you want but as long as you confess and apologize then your good.
      Hayastan or Bust.

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      • #33
        Re: Which Orthodox church to join

        Originally posted by Sip View Post
        So which Armenian church is the better one ... the ones that are under Etchmiadzin or the ones under Cilicia?
        Etchmiadzin was the original. What else would make one better than the other?
        "The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish, and during the time we spend here, we must be all but that." Jose Mourinho

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        • #34
          Re: Which Orthodox church to join

          You neeed to read up on some Armenian history. Cilicia was the last armenian kingdom and it changed its religion to basicaly catholisism so the western states would help it against the muslim invading hoards. Of coarse the west abandoned Cilicia and it was overrun by the mamlukes from egypt. This is a good example of how the west has always betrayed the armenian people and should not be trusted today either. If you believe in the mumbojumbo called religion then the true church is the Etchmiadzin because it did not deviate from original practices to appease anyone.
          Originally posted by Hyegirl View Post
          Etchmiadzin was the original. What else would make one better than the other?
          Hayastan or Bust.

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          • #35
            Re: Which Orthodox church to join

            Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
            You neeed to read up on some Armenian history. Cilicia was the last Armenian kingdom and it changed its religion to basicaly Catholicism so the western states would help it against the muslim invading hoards. Of coarse the west abandoned Cilicia and it was overrun by the mamlukes from Egypt. This is a good example of how the west has always betrayed the Armenian people and should not be trusted today either. If you believe in the mumbojumbo called religion then the true church is the Etchmiadzin because it did not deviate from original practices to appease anyone.
            I've spoken with an Etchmiadzin priest who explained the creation of Cilicia briefly. I am currently reading a church history book, though it is slow as I am doing several things in addition to working full-time. Perhaps you could enlighten me as to some of the doctrinal differences I may run into between people from the two sees?
            "The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish, and during the time we spend here, we must be all but that." Jose Mourinho

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            • #36
              Re: Which Orthodox church to join

              Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
              You neeed to read up on some Armenian history. Cilicia was the last armenian kingdom and it changed its religion to basicaly catholisism so the western states would help it against the muslim invading hoards. Of coarse the west abandoned Cilicia and it was overrun by the mamlukes from egypt. This is a good example of how the west has always betrayed the armenian people and should not be trusted today either. If you believe in the mumbojumbo called religion then the true church is the Etchmiadzin because it did not deviate from original practices to appease anyone.
              Kilikia was a symbol of Armenian Statehood. As for West betraying us, well we're not European, so I don't see why West would care for us, unless to use us when convenient. Let's not forget it was because of the Germans that Turks were able to pull off the Genocide.
              Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
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              "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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              • #37
                Re: Which Orthodox church to join

                Originally posted by Mos View Post
                well we're not European,
                Near Eastern, Caucasian, and just plain Armenian, right?

                Originally posted by Mos View Post
                Let's not forget it was because of the Germans that Turks were able to pull off the Genocide.
                Because they finished it during WWI or was there something else?
                "The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish, and during the time we spend here, we must be all but that." Jose Mourinho

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                • #38
                  Re: Which Orthodox church to join

                  Originally posted by Hyegirl View Post
                  Near Eastern, Caucasian, and just plain Armenian, right?
                  Well I prefer the label just Armenian, because we are native to the Armenian Highland which encompasses Eastern Anatolia and South Caucasus. Since Armenian Highland is located in West Asia, another accurate term is 'West Asian' though kind of broad. Genetically we cluster with other West Asian folks, Assyrians, Turks, Caucasus xxxs, etc.


                  Because they finished it during WWI or was there something else?
                  They actively helped and planned Turks in the Genocide. They even pushed propaganda against killing the Armenians. The German's were heavily involved, and if it weren't for them, maybe would have had a whole different outcome.
                  Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
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                  "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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                  • #39
                    Re: Which Orthodox church to join

                    Before WWI it was the British that helped and supported Sultan Hamid in massacering thousends of armenians. Armenian history is full of sorrow and can be difficult to read about because of that but you should educate yourself.
                    Hayastan or Bust.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Which Orthodox church to join

                      Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
                      Before WWI it was the British that helped and supported Sultan Hamid in massacering thousends of armenians. Armenian history is full of sorrow and can be difficult to read about because of that but you should educate yourself.
                      Brits have committed a lot of atrocities in their history. Not to mention, nowadays, they are big supporter of Turkey/Azerbaijan.
                      Մեկ Ազգ, Մեկ Մշակույթ
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                      "Western Assimilation is the greatest threat to the Armenian nation since the Armenian Genocide."

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