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Monday, 27 February 2012

27 February 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. A Biograqphy of Vladimir Putin

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27 February 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120227/171462605.html

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Patriarch Kirill Spoke of the Danger of Factions Coming To Power in Russia Professing Ideas Based on Materialist Consumption

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Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, speaking before the all-Russian Congress of the Volunteer Popular Front in Support of the Army, Navy, and Military-Industrial Complex, said that Russia will lose its sovereignty if factions professing ideas based on materialist consumption take over power in Russia. He noted, “It’s well-known that there’s a danger that those who pursue unbridled materialistic consumption and wealth, who believe that their homeland is where they gain the most and find it the easiest to live, could come to power in Russia. What would that mean for our country, for its freedom, and for its independence? We’d lose our sovereignty and the independent status of a great power”. He said that people who pursue their own private interests aren’t able to contribute to the survival of the society and country, for if there are no ideals to unify us, “we won’t be able to save our country in peacetime, much less in times of war. Today, I pray for Russia’s future, for all of you, that God would show His mercy to us, to shield us from the temptations and seductions of false slanderous propaganda, to preserve a strong moral sense in our people, which can be the only basis for a common cause. Our common cause is the future of Russia”.

27 February 2012

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=44343

Editor’s Note:

The best way to revitalise the economy is war, and the USA has grown stronger with war.

George W Bush

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His Holiness condemns the foundation of the Republican Anti-Life Platform… unbridled consumption, unchecked greed, hubristical pride, and perpetual warmongering in foreign parts. His Holiness warns us that there are Russians contaminated with the Western errors of Personal Salvation, Personal Gain, and Economic Anarchy. Is there a chance of them coming to power? I think not, but the USA and its Western running-dogs aren’t trustworthy… if they could, they’d put another Yeltsin in power to rob Russia of the wealth of its resources. That’s how low the West has fallen… if you vote for the Republicans (or the Conservatives in Canada and the UK or the Liberals in Australia), you voluntarily bow down low before Mammon the Great, confessing, “There is no God but Mammon, and the Almighty Dollar is His Prophet”. “Ye shall have no other gods before me”… bowing down to the present “Conservative” Me-First Zeitgeist in the West is idolatrous blasphemy… do reflect on that.

BMD

Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan said that Autocephaly for the UOC/MP would be Dangerous and We Shouldn’t Even Consider It

Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine (1935- )

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Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan, the First Hierarch of the UOC/MP, said that the UOC doesn’t require autocephaly, although he doesn’t consider it a taboo topic for discussion. In an interview with the Ukrainian newspaper Зеркало недели (Zerkalo nedeli: The Mirror of the Week), he said, “There’s been a lot of talk about the possibility of autocephaly, but officially we haven’t taken a final decision on it. This doesn’t mean that the Church forbids us to speak on this subject”. In his view, According to him, the question of autocephaly “is especially important in the Western Ukraine, where there’s a convoluted history of the Church and Motherland, but we need to understand that this would bring new problems, a number of questions related to administrative structure, and the distribution of power”. He stated that we must study the issue of autocephaly from the perspective of Christian responsibility. Vladyki Vladimir emphasised, “We can’t change the Church as we change our secular institutions. The Lord founded the Church; He sustains her. Now, to seek autocephaly or autonomy, given the situation that we have in the Ukraine, it’s difficult and dangerous. I believe that we don’t need it at present”.

27 February 2012

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=44351

27 February 2012. A Point To Ponder…

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A friend sent me this:

In a way, I do find Santorum less of a threat because he’s sincere and straightforward… you can see exactly what his agenda is, without having to sift tea leaves. Give me a Santorum any day over a Cheney or a Gingrich… wise as serpents and just as gentle.

I agree… emphatically. Remember, evil often comes in innocuous guise, and it fools many. A vote for Santorum is a vote for religious dictatorship… with everything subject to the veto of Rightwing Sectarians and hypocritical Catholic bishops (they scream about artificial birth control, but paedophile priests and crooked Vatican banking practises didn’t bother them one little bit). Interesting, isn’t it?

DO vote in November… we still have that right… FOR NOW.

BMD

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