Voices from Russia

Sunday, 5 July 2015

5 July 2015. Christ’s Church Does NOT Shun Homosexuals… Or Anyone Else for that Matter

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I wrote a friend:

An asshat send out e-mails claiming that they’d out “Orthodox-in-name-only” homosexuals. Now, an e-mail’s surfaced claiming that they were only spoofing… all anonymous, of course. Sorry shit all round. I researched it… it’s a nasty little action that appears to come from Seraphim Rose rightwing crowd. I’d like to see the bishops shut down any discussion of other people’s sexuality the way that they shut down the tollhouse kerfuffle in the 80s. My own take? I stand with St Serafim… “Save your own soul and thousands will be saved about you”. I find this all sickening and disedifying. The Church isn’t going to perform “gay marriages”… the state won’t force them to, either. The Church isn’t under persecution… it survived the catacombs, the Ottomans, and the early commissars. This is nowhere near that. Crazy shit.

Right now, we’re seeing batshit crazy konvertsy running around ranting that the Church is under persecution and that the state will force us to officiate at “gay weddings”. Firstly, there’s no “persecution” in the cards, in either the long or the short-term. NO WAY… NO HOW. Secondly, the state isn’t going to force religious bodies to officiate at “gay weddings”. NO WAY… NO HOW. No persecution of any sort is in the offing… the worst that MIGHT happen is that churches might lose their tax exemption… that isn’t nothing, but it isn’t persecution. That’s harassment… not the same thing at all. Persecution means that they come out at zero-dark-thirty, drag you out of bed, and either shoot you or throw your ass in the slam for serious time. Losing your tax exemption is a pain-in-the-ass, a major problem, but it isn’t persecution. In any case, there’s no sign of that happening any time soon (or later).

You can’t listen to asshats such as Hannes Jacobses, Patrick Reardon, John Whiteford, Josiah Trenham, Odd Rod Dreher, and Paffso. It’s time for the Church to recollect itself, let the bishops sort out the response (for it’s their responsibility, not that of hubristical priests and laypeople), and go from there. Patrick Reardon, of course, merits deposition for his action, as he presumed to take action without explicit permission from his bishop. Loudmouths should shut the fuck up. Full stop. We don’t have responsibility for Christ’s Church… the bishops do. They’ll decide based on Church Tradition mixed with prudence… do note that the loudmouths don’t act prudently. They want to rush into the Coliseum to face the lions. The Church condemns such action… always has… always will.

The Church doesn’t shun anyone… it shows mercy to many people. The zealots don’t like that. Well, it’s time that the decent people shut up these loud morons. The Church gives communion to all sorts of “sinners”… do note that it teaches us that GREED, the LOVE OF MONEY, is the root of all evil. Why don’t the asshats focus on that? Well, it’s because they’re teabagger Republicans with an inordinate love of money, that’s why! That’s how Satan works… he gets people to focus on other people’s sins and not their own. He’s been SUCCESSFUL amongst the konvertsy, as the “gay marriage” affair showed us. The Church doesn’t shun homosexuals (or drunkards or greedsters or murderers). Everyone in the Church deals with one or another sin. I’d hope that the bishops would shut down discussion on “gay marriage” and homosexuals in the Church… it’s not edifying and much rubbish is circulating amongst the believers.

That’s what I’d like to see. That all of us would concentrate on saving ourselves… if we don’t do that, all the rest is in vain. Think on that.

BMD

5 July 2015. If You’re Looking for What Passes for “Objectivity” and “Niceness” Amongst the Affluent Effluent Please Look Elsewhere

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Can you believe that some Affluent Effluent asshat upbraided me for not being “objective” and “not being nice at all?” You can’t make up shit like that! Be careful with people who’re Chilly Hilly supporters, they’re mostly of that ilk… they throw hissy fits and tantrums if you won’t follow their idiosyncratic notions of “right behaviour”… they truly don’t like it when you trash their idol Hilly… yes, there are actually people who support her greedy ass. As I wrote to a friend of mine:

For opposing Hilly, I’ve never seen so much vitriol hurled at me in my life. Some rant and accuse me of being a Republican… “Hillary IS going to be the candidate”… I’m a traitor. However.. they’re jumpy about anyone bringing up Hilly’s record. Pass me the jug… it’s a crazy world.

The reply was:

WOW! They’re afraid of something! Maybe it’s the truth? I’ve always known Madam Clinton to be bad to the point of politically evil. She’d do more harm than GWB if she gets in.

Look… I’m NOT objective… no journalist is. Those who claim that they are such are particularly untrustworthy. I have a POV… I’m a “home team” reporter… but I’m a GOOD “home team” reporter, like Phil Mushnick in the sports pages at the New York Post. I’m going to report the real deal. If you want news with an Establishment American or Uniate Fascist POV, you know where to look for it. I have no obligation to present it to you. I must present my case as truthfully as I can do it and to give you as complete a picture as I can, but I have NO obligation to hide my stance. One friend called me “the Russian La Pasionaria”… in tribute to my politics and to my passionate stand on matters. I’m not a “nice” person… I don’t smile easily nor do I trust easily. However, if someone’s wronged, not matter who, no matter if they’ve hurt me in the past, I’ll stand tall for them, no matter what, and no matter what the cost. I’ll fight the good fight, for as long as God gives me life. I’ll end with a paraphrase from Isidora Dolores Ibárruri Gómez (La Pasionaria):

Don’t you forget… and let no one forget… that if today it falls to us to resist Fascist aggression, the struggle doesn’t end with Novorossiya. Today, it’s our turn, but if the Russian people succumb, it’ll be your turn next… all the world will have to face up to aggression and war.

I will stand… will you stand with me?

BMD

5 July 2015. Do You Have What It Takes to Pray WITH the Animals?

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I’m not talking of any treacly sentimentality here. I believe that there’s a Universal Hymn to the Creator by ALL His Creatures. Everything made by the Lord has to have some sort of relation to Him. I have no bloody idea what it is, but its existence is no secret to me (or to any other real Christian). We not only pray FOR the beasts, we pray WITH the beasts… for we’re all equally God’s Creation and Creatures. Think on this…

BMD

5 July 2015. Russian Editorial Cartoon… Russia and China Versus the G20 (With an Assist from Serbia)

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Do you stand on the side of Right, Justice, Holy Rus, and the Middle Kingdom (and Fraternal Serbia), or do you stand on the side of Money, Greed, and Exceptional America? Do you stand for Decency or do you stand for the American Evil Empire and its NATO Axis of Evil? A Russian monk once said, “What started in Russia will end in America”… that is, theomachistic greed and hubris would find its true home in Anglo America. If you look at the Anti-Life Programme of the Republican Party and the “religion” of the “Evangelicals”, it’s clear that this prophecy was all too true. Where DO you stand? It’s up to you…

You can stand for Christ and Justice, or you can stand for Anglo America’s hubristical insane drive for global hegemony… them be the only two choices…

BMD

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