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    News Center - Thread: Is Saint Klaas a hoax?

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      nm . often good-natured humor goes unappreciated these days.

      much like sharing the true gospel.

      the love of many . . .
      ~Deliberate ignorance
      is anti-christian~

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      Quote Originally Posted by Imalive View Post
      He just said: is the one we see now a hoax? Cause he's everywhere at the same time and his face looks different and the real one already died. So yes it was just a dumb joke. We met him yesterday in the city on his horse btw.
      Sinterklaas. He comes here the 5th of december. Santa is his nephew.
      Actually, I know him personally. He attends the Mennonite church I used to attend. His name is "Ed" (a pseudonym, obviously) and he's at the local mall every year




      Don't tell me San.... er... Ed's not real!
      I Hope This HelpsTM

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      Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryDay2 View Post
      Actually, I know him personally. He attends the Mennonite church I used to attend. His name is "Ed" (a pseudonym, obviously) and he's at the local mall every year
      The mennonite church? Yay!!! A peaceful anabaptist named after the Frysian Menno Siemens. Who would have thought?

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      Now I understand why they're called Mennonites. Lutherans aren't called "Martinites," you know, or Calvinists "Johnists."

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      Did things happen in your youth so you feel you have to give presents to everyone to feel accepted?
      How was your father? Go back to your toddler years. What did you feel then?

      I've had it already w this therapiet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Albion View Post
      Now I understand why they're called Mennonites. Lutherans aren't called "Martinites," you know, or Calvinists "Johnists."
      Calling them Simonites would be unpleasantly suggestive of Simony so Menno Simons' first name became the name for them as Mennonites. Martin Luther's followers became known as Lutherans and John Calvin's followers became known as Calvinists so Mennonites is consistent - with the understanding that Simon was not really available without seriously prejudicing people against them.
      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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