Saturday, 3 March 2012
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
8 February 2012. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Here’s What the Church Thinks of Islam and Judaism… They’re Traditional Religions of Russia, Just Like We Are
Much undiluted hatred has been posted by the usual suspects amongst the konvertsy towards Islam, in particular. That’s pernicious hooey. The state and the Church recognise certain religions as being “traditional religions”… that is, Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Evangelical Lutherans. In certain regions (Byelorussia) and amongst certain nationalities (Poles and some Germans), Catholics are seen as “traditional”. Look at this photo from a meeting today at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sits with Supreme Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin, Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, Rav Berel Lazar, and another unidentified rabbi during a confab with religious leaders in Moscow. None of the Uniates, schismatics, sectarians, or unrepentant Old Ritualists were present… or wanted.
This is the reality. Don’t listen to the konvertsy… they’re ignorant… on more topics than just the one under consideration.
Update 10.18 EST 9 February 2012:
A Kitchen Cabinet member sent me:
Wow! The Supreme Mufti has some very cool gear. I think the rabbis need to bring a Hasid in a brocade coat, white stockings, and fur hat next time!
I’ll bet it won’t surprise the grounded people to know that the Trad Religion leaders are all personal friends (people at that level need personal friendship and contact, too) and get on very well, together. It’s NOT the Russia of the Black Hundreds and the Doctors’ Plot any more. True, it’s not perfect… but it’s not perfect here, either. Russia’s ALL of us, or it just ain’t “Russia”… the cool people know what I mean, the rest need their nappies changed… P-U!