Message by Tarnfurt, in tradworker, #recommended-reading

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:12:07
Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:17:05

You're extremely well-read

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:18:35

I was a big reader since I was a kid, and my parents and extended family always pushed me to read history, philosophy, and other sorts of non-fiction.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:19:23


John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:19:48

Now that I have 3 young kids, it's been hard to find the time to read much...Im currently working on 4 different books, but it's been taking a while.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:20:41

i take it you've done some Orthodox reading as well

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:21:04

Ya, all the books I am currently reading are on Orthodox Theology

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:23:12

Pretty much over the last 4-5 years all I've done is studied Theology. The 7-8 years prior to that, I spent reading all the books that I have compiled on this "digital library":

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:28:11

Im a broke cracker, so I usually read free PDFs...Idk wat i'd do without

John Mosby 2018-01-31 19:31:29

I am SOOOOO sad that fascists.zxq is disabled...they had so many excellent and hard to find works.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:36:26

You are an incredible man

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:36:39

Is your last name of English origin? Just curious

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 19:36:45

I'm partly English myself

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:24:20


My last name is Northern English/Lowland Scot, but it isn't our original name. My great-grandfather and Grandmother came to the States from Ireland when my grandfather was an infant or right before he was born (my dad's side of the family is retarded when it comes to their family history), and for some reason they changed their name (being that Irish weren't too heavily discriminated against during the early 1900s, I have no idea why they changed their name...maybe for political reasons?). My Great-Grandfather died within a year of getting to the states, and my great grandmother died pretty early, too; thus, grandfather didn't know what our original last name was, so it is lost to us...I've done countless hours of genealogy research to dig it up, but to no's REALLY annoying.

That being said, I'm heavily: Irish, Welsh, and French, with a bit of Spanish and Italian.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:25:58

A lot of Celtic blood

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:28:06

Ya, I am predominately Celtic and Nordic (my French lines come from Normandy, and a lot of my Welsh ancestors mixed with Normans).

Myself and my kids all took the names of my Welsh ancestors, when we Converted to Orthodoxy.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:33:25

which patriarchate do you belong to, if you don't mind me asking?

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:33:34


John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:34:28

I am somewhat of a black sheep, though, cuz I hate the fact we are now under the Moscow Patriarch...I wish ROCOR would have never gone for reunification, at least not right now.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:35:00

I use to be in the OCA, but left it, due to their rabid liberalism.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:39:18

What denomination do u belong to?

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:42:35

Greek Orthodox

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:42:45

i'm not Greek, it was just the local one

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:43:15


I attend a Greek Church quite often, as it is only 15 min from me, whereas my ROCOR parish is an hour.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:47:13

My priest is a philo-semite, unfortunately

John Mosby 2018-01-31 20:49:28

Really? How does that happen? Most Orthodox I know, especially Cradles, have a strong disliking for Jews.

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:52:02

He talks about how "Jesus was a Jew. And a *good* Jew"

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:52:27

he sometimes says the churches are "too ethnic"

Hand Banana 2018-01-31 20:52:29

Isn't that heretical?

Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:53:21


Tarnfurt 2018-01-31 20:53:28

he's not a very good priest