how do Catholic and Orthodox monks know theyve received a calling from Christ to live the life they will?

how do Catholic and Orthodox monks know they’ve received a calling from Christ to live the life they will? like what is it that makes someone willingly renounce all worldly pleasures, live in poverty, live off of your own grown food, live out in the remote woods, live in rags, pray all the time, help those in need etc.

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    They make it up, same as the rest of them have for all of time

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Most people wouldn't cast off their entire lives for something so petty.
      Your calling should be learning to just worry about yourself instead of projecting your impotence and cynicism on to everyone else.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s an addiction response, it doesn’t mean the justification is not made up
        Supernaturalism gives those of low agency the illusion of control

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        And do not project your own lack of ability onto those who do not require mysticism to succeed

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Most people wouldn't cast off their entire lives for something so petty.
        Yes exactly; only a few do

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s an addiction response, it doesn’t mean the justification is not made up
      Supernaturalism gives those of low agency the illusion of control

      And do not project your own lack of ability onto those who do not require mysticism to succeed

      meh, seems like a handwave proof of why someone would willingly choose a more difficult path than a path of worldly pleasure and dopamine rushes

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >willingly choose a more difficult path
        They don’t. They choose to insulate themselves from responsibility and from the market in the first place because they can’t compete.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
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          meh, seems like a handwave proof of why someone would willingly choose a more difficult path than a path of worldly pleasure and dopamine rushes

          Hedonism and Abrahamism are the same thing. The only difference is the particular substance one chooses to indulge in. They’re both a form of responsibility avoidance.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            moron pagan vagueposter

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you were capable of producing a rational and empirical argument you would. Run along to your crayon eating session with the rest of the theology rabble

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >le rational septic
            gtfo you don't contribute anything to nothing

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a vocational calling, but the story is going to be slightly different for all. You should ask one. But many of them often say they already knew it when they were still young.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That’s not what he asked
      >how do Catholic and Orthodox monks know they’ve received a calling from Christ to live the life they will
      They make it up

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Threadly reminder that monasticism is a cultural import from India.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Being a homosexual loser and realising there's a socially accepted excuse to go live in a homosexual reservation buttfricking each other, living on welfare(donations from morons) and not working

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >live in poverty, live off of your own grown food, live out in the remote woods, live in rags
    Yeah that's why all those monasteries have opulent architecture and originated so many european beers, wines, liquors, cheeses, sausages etc.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Being a homosexual loser and realising there's a socially accepted excuse to go live in a homosexual reservation buttfricking each other, living on welfare(donations from morons) and not working

      There used to be monastic orders that were basically just special forces units. Why has nobody tried it since?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        You need a state and nation-scale economy/industry to support modern warfare
        Pretty much since the early modern period; you can't have a monastery forging cannons

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          There used to be monastic orders that were basically just special forces units. Why has nobody tried it since?

          Unless you mean just a PMC-style mostly light infantry force... in which case it's just a PMC
          And no one's stopping you from starting a Christ-themed PMC and seeking donations from christians

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 7 months ago
    Radiochan

    It's a mystical thing.

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