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AKEL and DISY for Kykkos Bishop? VOTE AGAINST HIM

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Postby Kifeas » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:58 pm

Or better, “Saint Neofytos grave” …where everything fits in and absolutely nothing at all!
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Postby Kikapu » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:06 pm

michalis5354 wrote:Nikiforis is more capable of adminstrating the church. He proved this in the Stock Exchange ,where he made millions while others lost fortunes. And a priest to possess such a knowledge is something positive for him.


I think that is called "insider trading", when you have "GOD" on your side.!!!
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Postby michalis5354 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:16 pm

This shows intelligence ! We vote for a head of the church where inteligence is important! I heard his speech on TV and it was balanced and diplomatic! He also gave positive signals regarding the TC community!

He admitted on TV that he won 8 million pounds on the Stock exchange and he used these funds to help people in need and to repay a debt of the church!
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Postby cypezokyli » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:27 pm

Kifeas wrote:
cypezokyli wrote:
sadik wrote:
cypezokyli wrote:
AKEL and DISY for Kykkos Bishop? VOTE AGAINST HIM


btw, what you wrote is inacurate.
akel, indeed supports nikiforos , while this is not the case for dysi.

and you didnot come back to correct it, even after there was a public statement that dysi, will not interefere with the church elections


It's amazing that a communist party is interfering in Church elections. Every other word they use is Maxism and Leninism, so isn't Dialectical materialism supposed to be their religion? Aren't they supposed to be atheists? Church, football clubs, their own coffee and alcoholic drings... Religious, atheistic, business oriented communists of Cyprus... They are never boring.


yeap.
these are good questions that the akelites, need to answer.
on the other hand, from a strictly political perspective perhaps they realised that it would be better, to have the church as a friend rather as an enemy.

apparently soyer will follow a similar path, cooperating with the new to be, first time ever, tc islamist party


It is called “theological materialism” and “elastic (Machiavellian) socialism of the proletariat!” It is a type of socialism on its own.


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Postby cypezokyli » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:33 pm

as my father said yesterday , bishops are like coal.
if you touch it when its hot you get burned,
and if touch it when its called it makes you dirty (ximarizeis) .
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Postby Bananiot » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:39 pm

My wife decided to vote for Nikiforos. I and my two sons will not vote.
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Postby maewing » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:57 pm

Quite frankly I find it appalling that there is an election for the Archbishop at all. The ancient practice is to have a casting of names and the selection of the new archbishop by a young child. Faith, if you have it, is placed in God's choice of the archbishop through this means--which is surrounded by prayer. It says a great deal about the deterioration of beliefs within the Cyprus Church leadership and laity that an "election" process came about at all. Indeed, when the ancient practice was proposed, it was vehemently opposed by all but Eminence Chrysostomos (who proposed it) and Eminence Athanasius.

I think Cypriots will eventually have to come to terms with the fact that the irrational desire by many to resolve the "Cyprus problem" at any and all costs and by the instruments of this world is simply going to lose you the other 61% of the island and worse, destroy your souls in the process. Recognize that as mere men we are powerless and our only resort is to prayer and faith in God in accordance with His will. No bishop, no matter how charasmatic or worldly he is, no matter what political parties or armies he has in support of him, can do anything (good) without God's support--only cause more suffering.

Don't continue to fall prey to the Greek (I mean, Greek national, such as "Megale Idea,") way of thinking, which itself did not learn from the experience of the Jews in the Old Testament. By this I mean, do not confuse your physical identity (which is ethnic Greek) with your spiritual one (which is one baptized in Christ) and, in turn, fall into the worship of material things and other idols or as prey to ambition. When you are with God, nothing can be against you, but when you are against Him, who will support you?

I say these things only because I love Cypriots very much and it pains me to see this state of affairs.
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Postby cypezokyli » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:38 pm

well one of the bishops proposed to solve the problem using "gods will"..ahem***gumbling***ahem ( :lol: ) , by throwing a dice , all the rest (including the cypriot society) laughed at him . as the elections showed , and as everyone new , that specific bishop had no chance of being elected and came last , the dice gave him way higher chances :lol:
elections, are part of the cypriot tradition of the church. we wouldnt want to go against our christian traditions, would we :wink: ?
besides, the elections process has given the cypriot society a good laugh (and i hope that god, is in favor of people lauhghing) , and showed us the true characters of our bishops.... which all the cypriots ofcource knew all along...
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Postby maewing » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:54 pm

There's no "tradition" of electing the Archbishop in Cyprus, it only happened one other time--during the previous election. Even Makarios was elected president but not Archbishop. Also, the tradition is not in casting dice but in using the method I mentioned. I also think it is dangerous and uninformed to assume that "all of the bishops" have taken part in the foolishness that characterized this despicable election. Athanasius, like Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis, was slandered, abused and attacked simply because he is a true believer and one of God's servants. The fact that Cypriots do not recognize that simply suggests that they do not deserve him. How sad these next years will be if the Kykkos bishop is confirmed...
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