Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

12 July 2011. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… New Russian Orthodox Church to Go Up in the UAE

Filed under: Christian,Moscow Patriarchate,Orthodox life,religious,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

Here’s a model of St Philip the Apostle parish church, which the MP’s building in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Many Americans, misled by Fox News propaganda, and by lies spread by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, believe that Christians are persecuted in all Muslim countries, especially in the Middle East. This isn’t the case… as this project indicates. The UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Tunisia, Jordan, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and Palestine allow Christians to worship freely. The large Christian communities in Egypt and the Lebanon have weathered many crises in the past… they’ll do so again. Christians and Muslims have lived together in this region for some 1,200 years… the periods of peaceful coexistence far outweigh the relatively short periods of persecution. In modern days, US intervention in the region has stirred up militant Islam, and the local Christians have suffered unfairly as a result. Indeed, the USA is directly responsible for the decimation of the Christian population of Iraq, by removing the Ba’ath government, which restrained the Islamo-kooks.

Yes, it’s time to applaud a new Orthodox church in the Gulf… and to see how far the Mother Church has come since the removal of restrictions in 1985. You’ve come a LONG way, baby… both geographically, and psychologically. Stand up and cheer!

BMD 

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