Nice Trojan

While skimming through my virus trap, I found amessage titled why me? that contained the following text:

    You say in the www. that i'm a terrorist!!!    No way out for you. I REPORT YOU !    You've said THAT about me  

The best part? The attachment was named

Even the latest Outlook stops you from opening files with more than one dot in the filename, but I really like the cleverness shown here. Some people will think this is a link and click on it. They’ll think that all their training about not opening attachments doesn’t apply.

One thought on “Nice Trojan”

  1. Original Sin

    Can you talk a bit more about this…

    “I listened as these Calvinist-influenced Mennonites discussed the discovery of the Christian idea that we could fight sin, that sin didn’t originate inside our own degenerate souls, and that we could, in fact, live pure lives.”

    I remember some conversations with you in the early part of your journey to the orthodox church in which we chatted about this, and I’ve been intrigued ever since by the orthodox notion (or lack thereof) of original sin.

    The conundrum for me is this…we have to find a way to affirm the notion that God’s creation is good and that we have been endowed with an inherent goodness but at the same time we have to affirm the reality that the world groans for redemption and that humanity lives no where close to God’s created intention for it.

    The Reformed Tradition places an incredible amount of stress on the fallen nature of the world, the total depravity of humankind, and the absolute need for God to regenerate the degenerate. It focuses so much on that end of things that it seems to exclude any ability to see much inherent good in either the created world or in humankind. That is probably not the best approach.

    On the other hand, I seem to hear a lot of Christians affirming the goodness of humanity and the world to the point that they deny the reality of sin or evil. They think that as long as we tell ourselves how good we are, then we will in fact be good. They turn a blind eye towards the reality of sin and evil, but then they find themselves completely stunned when something truly evil or sinful happens to them or when someone they know acts in a way that is truly evil or sinful. This I suspect is not a great approach either!

    My question essentially boils down to this…where did it all go wrong and how does the Orthodox Tradition hold these two in balance???

    talk amongst yourselves….

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