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« on: January 12, 2010, 11:32:07 PM »

Welcome to the Saints' Discussion Forums.

These forums are for discussion the Faith and everyday life, and especially learning about and talking about the saints whom we love so much and who love us so much.

It is hoped you will find peace, fun and joy here, as well as moving more deeply into your Faith so that we may have the Passion and sorrow of Christ in our hearts and bear our crosses well daily.

These forums have been created to be an alternative to the more contentious, argumentative, and griping forums so often found throughout the net.

The emphasis is upon friendliness, peace, and joy and mutual support.

Everyone who posts on these forums is called upon to respond to others in a manner fitting the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto your own self, and even beyond this.

If you feel the need to post otherwise, there are other forums from which this forum is a refugee hospital that you may return to. Moderation will be engaged in as is necessary to ensure that there is a genuine spirit of love of neighbor in our posts. Do not put on a false smile! Genuinely work up a true spirit of love, of care, for your neighbor, and you will profit immensely. Think of your neighbor as a visit from Christ.

Try to be a saint.  Cheesy

So here follow some principles and rules of the road.

And these are meant seriously, so please pay attention to them.

Before you post, if you feel as if you are unleashing darkness upon the earth, a gripe, a flame, a put down, a crushing argument that will give you victory -- Don't! It does not matter if you actually have the right belief or truth or not, this is not the spirit in which to proceed to deliver it.

Stop, pray, and think about how to communicate differently, in a spirit of love.

Hold back, and if someone has a view you differ with, approach that person from the viewpoint of a friend, who genuinely cares rather than a debater who is trying to prove a point which in the end, if true, will always be so and does not need so much an investment as to discard any love. Think more of what will move the person you are speaking to, to understand and walk in your own shoes, rather than focusing only on the abstract of the discussion.

Do not expect people to agree with you immediately even if you do this, but leave it up to God and give them time to digest and think over what you have said, rather than feel they have to defend their beliefs to the last man because of some emotional investment in them. We must be detached if we are to find the truth, and our emotions and the emotions we stir up in delivering that truth can be a barrier to this.

At times people will express beliefs that require a firm response. Be firm without being harsh.

So, these forums are not places for debates, arguments, griping, etc. They are for courteous discussions.

Non-Catholics are welcome, but cautioned not to try to prove points contrary to the teachings of the Church or seek to acquire converts.  This is a haven for Catholic discussion and sharing, not apologetics, there are other places you may do this on the Internet.  Please feel free to join in talking about daily life and introduce yourself!

If you have a question about the faith and you would honestly like to learn more, feel free to ask it here, and the people here will do their best to respond to the extent they know how. Simply do not do it in a spirit of challenge, but one of learning about what others believe and why they believe it.  Open yourself to the knowledge that both you and your neighbor genuinely desire the truth, and ask in that spirit, and answers can be given about what the Church teaches.

I would like to ask something of all the members on this forum. If you feel you are constantly posting about troubles, problems, sorrows.. if at any length this is only what you post about.. do something different.. require of yourself to use the smilies.. and to post good and happy news, and to see something of light in every darkness. I as your forum administrator not only ask, I even insist upon it.. make an effort to post more happily, and you will find more happiness.

'Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.'

St. John of the Cross

Truly God is everywhere in all the troubles and joys of our lives, though in different ways. And wherever God is, there is a reason for happiness.  
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 04:16:54 AM »

Hi shin, nice to be here. A very impressive job you pulled off here with your forum! I'm looking forward to enjoying your little corner of the internet.  Smiley God bless.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 04:31:05 AM »

Glad to have you here! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 06:56:16 AM »

Hi, I am HisDove from Open Diary and thanks for inviting me.  I like what you are doing here. Looking forward to more updates.  God bless all.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 07:10:00 AM »

Welcome! Smiley

I look forwards to your contributions! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 09:44:28 AM »

Thanks for starting this up- looks like alot of work . Great quote from St. John of the Cross ! Your approach reminds me of a great article I read that Father Scalia ( son of Antonin,Supreme Court justice ) wrote " Are We the Church Militant or theChurch Bellligerant ? " which I think can be found online - beautiful& insightful piece of writing . Thanks for the invite - I just might learn a thing or two !    Cheesy 
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 01:22:06 PM »

Hiyas Smiley

Thank you Shin for inviting me.
For those who don't know me:
I'm a kid....that of-times ask the hard questions Grin But I do so with sincerity
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 09:57:00 PM »

Glad to have you here Kimmie! Smiley

Have a great time!
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 06:21:43 AM »

Thanks for the invite!
Looking forward to great discussion Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 06:32:00 AM »

Great to see you here!  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 07:54:16 PM »

Hi Shin,

This is great work! I'm really impressed!
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 08:23:02 PM »

Great to see you here! Cheesy

I'm looking forwards to hearing from you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 10:23:04 PM »

Good-evening, dear brothers sisters -good-evening.
I am very glad to join here.Little Angel
I like the welcome post by Administrator very much,


May love and blessings be with you in abundance!
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 10:42:48 PM »

Amen! Smiley

May God please bless everyone!

Great to have you here.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 09:04:57 AM »

These forums have been created to be an alternative to the more contentious, argumentative, and griping forums so often found throughout the net.

The emphasis is upon friendliness, peace, and joy and mutual support.

Everyone who posts on these forums is called upon to respond to others in a manner fitting the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto your own self, and even beyond this.

If you feel the need to post otherwise, there are other forums from which this forum is a refugee hospital that you may return to. Moderation will be engaged in as is necessary to ensure that there is a genuine spirit of love of neighbor in our posts. Do not put on a false smile! Genuinely work up a true spirit of love, of care, for your neighbor, and you will profit immensely. Think of your neighbor as a visit from Christ.

Try to be a saint.  Cheesy

So here follow some principles and rules of the road.

And these are meant seriously, so please pay attention to them.

Before you post, if you feel as if you are unleashing darkness upon the earth, a gripe, a flame, a put down, a crushing argument that will give you victory -- Don't! It does not matter if you actually have the right belief or truth or not, this is not the spirit in which to proceed to deliver it.

Stop, pray, and think about how to communicate differently, in a spirit of love.

Hold back, and if someone has a view you differ with, approach that person from the viewpoint of a friend, who genuinely cares rather than a debater who is trying to prove a point which in the end, if true, will always be so and does not need so much an investment as to discard any love. Think more of what will move the person you are speaking to, to understand and walk in your own shoes, rather than focusing only on the abstract of the discussion.

Do not expect people to agree with you immediately even if you do this, but leave it up to God and give them time to digest and think over what you have said, rather than feel they have to defend their beliefs to the last man because of some emotional investment in them. We must be detached if we are to find the truth, and our emotions and the emotions we stir up in delivering that truth can be a barrier to this.

A times people will express beliefs that require a firm response. Be firm without being harsh.

So, these forums are not places for debates, arguments, griping, etc. They are for courteous discussions.
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'Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.'

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Truly God is everywhere in all the troubles and joys of our lives, though in different ways. And wherever God is, there is a reason for happiness.  


This call is truly impressive and beautiful. I have yet to see anything like it in a forum.

May I be worthy Lord to follow this call when I post here. May my dark and fallen heart not spread darkness through the internet. Make my heart like unto thine.

Thank you for inviting me, Shin ...
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 09:37:53 AM »

I'm glad you're here! I look forwards to hearing what you have to say!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010, 12:11:09 AM »

Hi! I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.. Cheesy

(by the way, I'm Monica4316 from CA!)

I'm looking forward to posting here.. and I'm enjoying the quotes  Smiley

God bless!
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