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Offline Georgiy

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2005, 03:31:17 PM »
Spasibo Alex, that is the very photo I was thinking of.

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2005, 03:40:45 PM »
I wonder? what Alexei is giving to Joy?

P.S hi's right hand looks to be swollen? *( Sorry,..before by mistake I put head, lol sorry)
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2005, 03:43:51 PM »
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hi's right head looks to be swellon?
 His right hand looks to be swollen?

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2005, 03:46:03 PM »
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 His right hand looks to be swollen?


Oups! sorry,..I'm not the best speller. :-[

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2005, 03:47:05 PM »
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Oups! sorry,..I'm not the best speller. :-[
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2005, 03:47:35 PM »
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I wonder? what Alexei is giving to Joy?

P.S hi's right head looks to be swellon?


Good question Mandie.  I think it's something edible (again, spelling apologies....I can't spell for the life of me and I have no idea if there is any sort of spell-check here... :-[ ).  It's probably something equivalent of today's doggie-treat.  

I don't see any swelling of the hand, but that may be due to my bad eye sight.  Sorry.    
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2005, 04:07:28 PM »
I think it's just the blurry quality of the picture that makes his hand appear swollen. :P

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2005, 05:57:35 PM »
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Bringing up certain *facts* about Alexei's character is NOT in any way demeaning those engaged in Alexei worship.  It is an attempt to temper the worship by pointing to reality.

Why is it necessary to temper the worship? I'm just wondering . . .

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2005, 06:00:32 PM »
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Why is it necessary to temper the worship?

That's a good point, JM. Everyone should be able to worship anyone or anything they wish at any time in any way.  It really shouldn't matter to anyone else at all.  :)

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2005, 06:41:49 PM »
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Why is it necessary to temper the worship? I'm just wondering . . .


In this case, because what is being worshipped never existed (a perfect Alexei).  Of course any...ahem...individual...should worship whatever or whomever they wish, but I can point out why I think it is ridiculous.

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2005, 06:50:29 PM »
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...because what is being worshipped never existed (a perfect Alexei).  


Many things are constantly worshipped that never existed, why should this be any different? It should make absolutely no difference to anyone, other the worshippers.  :)

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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2005, 06:57:57 PM »
In the Orthodox Church we venerate the saints, of which the Martyred Tsarevich is one.  Recognizing the boy as a saint that we venerate does not imply an opinion that he was perfect on earth.  Only God Himself is.

Alexei Nikolaevich was subject to the same things that tempt a child as the rest of us, and some of the things that tempt an invalid, and some that tempt a prince, and sinned at times, like the rest of us.  Whatever his faults were, any misbehavior was magnified in the public eye because of his status: to this day we expect young princes to be charming all the time and are taken aback by anything less.  But he actively practiced his Orthodox faith, and came out in the wash as faithful to God in the face of great suffering and the tribulations he and his family faced.  If he's an angel with a dirty face, then so be it.  He's still got the wings because God gave them to him.
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2005, 07:05:32 PM »
Eeek! Please, lets not go there.  ;)

Sorry, it's just a touchy topic.
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2005, 07:39:30 PM »
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Many things are constantly worshipped that never existed, why should this be any different? It should make absolutely no difference to anyone, other the worshippers.  :)


It doesn't!  But I and anyone else who cares to are free to criticize their absurd behavior
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Re: What and Who is Alexei to you?
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2005, 08:09:17 PM »
Ok, this junk stops NOW. first, AlexeiLVR posts from Vancouver BC, and uses a hotmail account. Second, you adults know better, if "if" AlexeiLVR is a child.
No more warnings. I have no patience for this, as you long time users well know. If I wake up tomorrow morning and more of this is here, the thread is locked.
AlexeiLVR, you need to learn to behave. Last and only warning. Helen and Dashkova, you are adults. Need I ask you to behave accordingly?