Please carefully read HH Pope Shenouda III's [http://www.copticchurch.org/Texts/Spirituals/Natofchr.pdf ''The Nature of Christ''] before attacking us! Also watch [http://realserver.goarch.org/ram/en/bartholomew_interview.ram HH Patriarch Bartholomew I video] and his comments on the Coptic Church and her perfect Christological position. Those who invented monothelism were the Greek Orthodox. "The ease with which Egypt was conquered by Muslims appears to have been due to the treachery of the governor of Egypt, Patriarch Cyrus [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04597c.htm], Melchite (i.e., Byzantine/Chalcedonian Orthodox, not Coptic) Patriarch of Alexandria, and the incompetence of the generals of the Byzantine forces. Cyrus had persecuted the local Coptic Christians. '''He is one of the authors of monothelism''', a seventh century heresy, and some supposed him to have been secretly a convert to Islam." I appeal to Fr John to interfere in this matter, and until resolved I won't be contributing to Orthodox Wiki any longer. In Christ, --Arbible
Hi Julius and Arbible,
I've reverted the paragraph in question because the earlier paragraph conformed better to our policy of NPOV
than the strongly reworded version. '''To Arbible''' - you don't have to react so strongly! OrthodoxWiki does not exist to take an anti-unionist position, nor do we seek a shallow union - the purpose of OrthodoxWiki is to provide information, and eventually, I hope, highlight the strongest arguments and resources on both sides of the issue. '''To Julius''' - I would be grateful if you created a section with a separate heading, something like "Objections to Union" and posed your arguments in as objective a way as possible, focussing on sources, data, facts rather than direct polemic. A pro-unionist case should be made the same way, while the head of the article should just give a general description of the basic picture . I think the reverted paragraph does a decent job of this for now.
Hope that helps! [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]]