M R Dolbear
m.dolbear at lineone.net
Tue Nov 29 16:10:48 GMT 2016
On Tue, 29 Nov 2016, at 08:11, Beatrice Otter wrote:
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone
> On Mon, 28 Nov 2016, at 22:38, Luke Bretscher wrote:> On Mon, Nov 28,
> 2016 at 3:53 PM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
. . .
> > With all the Russian (and, to a lesser extent, Greek) influence on
> > Barrayar, I always imagined there was at least a noticeable minority of
> > Eastern Orthodox on the planet.
> From: M R Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net>:
.> The extra problem here is that these and all the other with Apostolic
.> Succession canons don't have a Bishop.
.> So they either start by going non-Orthodox or otherwise fragment
.> new sects.
> Beatrice Otter:How do you know they don't have bishops? If they kept the
> social cachet they have now, sure, we probably would have seen them. But
> if they are a minority religion that doesn't happen to be common in
> Vorkosigan District, or among the High Vor, we wouldn't have seen them.
What I was assuming was the sheer unlikelyhood of even one bishop in
the founder 40,000, not many of whom were Orthodox and few expecting a
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