Vasiliki Didaskalou wrote:I notice that this forum lends itself to be slightly on the 'dry" side ...
Vasiliki Didaskalou wrote:I find that quite amusing because to properly learn Greek you must get into the mind set and culture of the Greek heart and soul; they are never "dry" people and that is reflected in the rich language they have left behind.
So, for the sake of improving the "learning" of "Greek" it would be nice to inject some life and love and humour in this forum perhaps by starting with understanding the cultural background of people and religion ...
Vasiliki Didaskalou wrote:Myself, I am born in Australia to Greek migrants. I am educated (Bach of Engineering) and I was baptised an Orthodox Christian (as are most Greek people). However, I must say, I have spent most of my adult life pursuing God, human history, language etc and I can say that I have chosen to be Orthodox Christian by choice.
That has led me to pursue and understand my faith in an academic sense (not just in a spiritual sense that is a given since that is a way of life) - a hobby ...
Vasiliki Didaskalou wrote:Now, your turn: what is your reason for pursuing the deciphering of the Greek language?
Does your background inhibit or enhance your experience?
Jonathan Robie wrote:These rules are a mixed blessing. We manage to have very good discussions about Greek and about the texts, among a group of people with very different beliefs. If we allowed religious debate, or had a lot of personal sharing about the meaning of these texts, I think it would be very hard to focus on the texts themselves.
Vasiliki Didaskalou wrote:I totally agree ... that is why I felt it was appropriate to get to know people outside of the "business" and in a more informal area like "introductions" ... forgive me if I have cause any offense, that is not my intention nor is it to stir up religious debate. Rather, a little familiarity with each individual allows for better interaction in the more details areas of the forum.
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