“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

But it shall not be so among you:

but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto,

but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28, KJV)

The word the Athenians used for their Assembly was Ekklesia, the same word used in the New Testament for Church
(and it is the greatest philological irony in all of Western history that this word,
which connoted equal participation in all deliberation by all members,
came to designate a kind of self-perpetuating, self-protective Spartan gerousia -
which would have seemed patent nonsense to Greek-speaking Christians of New Testament times,
who believed themselves to be equal members of their Assembly.)

- Thomas Cahill, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter


Thursday, September 26, 2013


It is with no small amount of amusement, and an overarching sense of irony, that we learned of the former anointed appointeds' efforts to close down, or at least marginalize, this site.

Having succeeded in suspending another blog that irreverently, and quite often cleverly, lampooned the anointed appointed, along with our then-striking clergy and our ever-vindictive poimenarchis, they wish to stifle this site.

In a recent parish council meeting, the former(?) dividers, now posing as "uniters", demanded that our Parish Council denounce the blog as "unhelpful" in not promoting what they call "unity". They also accused the blog of "lying". 

(It seems quite clear that "unity" to this bunch means that they must get their way, and, to them, "lying" is anything that negatively impacts their efforts to get their way.)

Is it not more than just a bit ironic that, during their dismal reign of error and deceit, the plethora of lies that the anointed appointed and the clergy accepted, did not - to their way of thinking - cause any of the disunity and discord this community is still desperately trying to overcome?

It might be possible to "forgive and forget" if their actions to split the community were not continual and ongoing. The "unity-seeking" dividers would have us believe that it is not their actions, past and present, within our beloved community and Church that prevent reconciliation. Rather, according to them, it is the publication and documentation surrounding facts and events, along with editorial analysis of such, that promotes what they call "divisiveness". They further criticize the elected Parish Council in that it won't reach out and "collaborate" with the former anointed appointed and allow their "best practices" approach to governance to be discussed! (Γιἀ όνομα του Θέου!)

Isn't the solution obvious? If those "unifiers" were truly interested in unity, they would cease trying to split the community, stop creating a separate corporate identity for Prophet Elias, and there would be no reason to have a blog! We've been told by them to stop writing - it's not helpful. We say, stop trying to divide the community - it's REALLY not HELPFUL!

Until then, we will continue to call it like we see it! If the dividers and former anointed appointed don't like it, they can express such in their own writings. Blogs aren't difficult; they're time-consuming! (Funny, isn't it, that the satirical blog offended their ultra-sensitive, holier-than-thou, sensibilities, but the mindless, vitriolic and crass Facebook rants of their own are never mentioned?)

The splitters were, and still are, castigating those who dare disagree with their backdoor dealings, their covert efforts with Denver, and their deceits of omission and commission. They now are attempting to insinuate themselves back into decision-making roles by baiting the elected Parish Council into behaving just as they did. 

(NEWS FLASH: It is not the job of this Parish Council - or any Parish Council - to be scolds or nannies, or to limit free thought and free speech! And, this Parish Council was elected because the majority in the entire community had had quite enough of the anointed appointeds' "best practices"!)

Having these so-called "unifiers", whose ongoing divisive efforts and deceits have been well documented, lecture ANYONE on unity, collaboration or best practices is simply laughable.

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