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Death of a 4th century Heretic
« on: October 14, 2008, 11:55:53 pm »
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It was then Saturday, and... going out of the imperial palace, attended by a crowd of Eusebian [Eusebius of Nicomedia is meant] partisans like guards, he [Arius] paraded proudly through the midst of the city, attracting the notice of all the people. As he approached the place called Constantine's Forum, where the column of porphyry is erected, a terror arising from the remorse of conscience seized Arius, and with the terror a violent relaxation of the bowels: he therefore enquired whether there was a convenient place near, and being directed to the back of Constantine's Forum, he hastened thither. Soon after a faintness came over him, and together with the evacuations his bowels protruded, followed by a copious hemorrhage, and the descent of the smaller intestines: moreover portions of his spleen and liver were brought off in the effusion of blood, so that he almost immediately died. The scene of this catastrophe still is shown at Constantinople, as I have said, behind the shambles in the colonnade: and by persons going by pointing the finger at the place, there is a perpetual remembrance preserved of this extraordinary kind of death.
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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 11:59:22 pm »
PROLAPSE?! :x

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 02:30:39 pm »
I just want to say I love the use of the phrase "violent relaxation".

We need to come up with some sort of catchphrase using it.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 05:53:30 pm »
Sorry! :)
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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 06:50:13 pm »
I just want to say I love the use of the phrase "violent relaxation".

We need to come up with some sort of catchphrase using it.

PD.COM: Produces a violent relaxation of the bowels.
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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008, 07:06:45 pm »
HIMEOBS: Provides Violent Relaxation.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 08:17:14 pm »
Apparently Violent Relaxation is a band AND something to do with physical science.
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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 04:56:23 am »
Sounds like something akin to hysterical blindness.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 03:11:00 pm »
Followup:  Before his death, this dude had been at odds with the early Christian church for years over various ideas.  He had jsut gotten this cleared up, and been OK'd to recieve communion again.

Arius had this spectacular fatal evacuation on the Saturday before he'd have partaken in said communion for the first time in years, and hence the act was seen by many as a sort of divine retribution.
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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 04:42:41 pm »
Followup:  Before his death, this dude had been at odds with the early Christian church for years over various ideas.  He had jsut gotten this cleared up, and been OK'd to recieve communion again.

Arius had this spectacular fatal evacuation on the Saturday before he'd have partaken in said communion for the first time in years, and hence the act was seen by many as a sort of divine retribution.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 09:56:41 pm »
I just want to say I love the use of the phrase "violent relaxation".

We need to come up with some sort of catchphrase using it.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 03:39:42 am »
I just want to say I love the use of the phrase "violent relaxation".

We need to come up with some sort of catchphrase using it.

A Discordian results from the violent relaxation of the mind.

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Re: Death of a 4th century Heretic
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2009, 03:31:48 am »
I just want to say I love the use of the phrase "violent relaxation".

We need to come up with some sort of catchphrase using it.

For some reason this has stuck with me.  I propose:

PD.com - a violent relaxation of the internet.
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