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Thursday, 2 May 2013

2 May 2013. Perspirin’ Minds Wanna Know… Is Fathausen Going to Serve with Tikhon Mollard This Weekend at St Nick’s in the District?

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Got this in from the Cabinet:

JP MIGHT be invited to serve with Tikhon Mollard this weekend at St Nicholas Cathedral in DC. Fr John Perich thinks it’ll increase their attendance (and fatten the kollekta) because JP’s lot then won’t go to St John ROCOR parish. It might also be seen as a gesture of goodwill and reconciliation. Remember, he might be invited, it’s not a wrap at present. JP loves the attention and he doesn’t have to do anything.

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Of course, there’s nothing up on oca.org… did you expect competent and timely reporting from Ginny Nieuwsma? Silly wabbit… it’s the usual pabulum from Syosset. You pays your money and takes your choice on this one. As for me, it does sound like the kind of California New Age goofy shit that Mollard likes to pull. I’ve heard various rumbles that Mollard wants to serve with Feodosy and Herman on Memorial Day at St T‘s (and some sources claim that Mollard wants to pull off a trifecta, serving with JP, Herman, and Feodosy). Bozhe! Will the wild shit never end?

If this isn’t proof that we need to rip up the Tomos and go home to the Centre, you’re a VERY slow learner…

 BMD

 

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2 May 2013. SVS and Mammon Revisited…

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One of the Cabinet sent this on:

So, St Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) has seen fit to take Mammon‘s shilling (in the employ of the infamous Koch Bros) and not just invite, but declare themselves in unity through joint sponsorship with this outfit, and publicly endorse the Ecclesiology of the Church as Religious Right Republican Party PAC. I suppose I should care, but (I’ll be in trouble for this) on one level it seems that if that is what the Church has decided it’ll be, then, that’s what it’ll be, and folks like me, with my pacifist, communitarian, and “anti-economist” values will, as I so frequently am, by my fellow Orthodox, despised and derided as a “liberal” or other fashionable insults (even, if in some ways I am as much Conservative in the Burkean/Kirkian sense as “Socialist” in a very American sense). It’s been a long time since I’ve been a member of an OCA parish, and I left over precisely this derision, and they regard, my bishop, the Ecumenical Patriarch with just the same contempt, so I’ll leave them to their foolish devices…

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Here’s a link to the seminar alluded to in the above excerpt. Firstly, one must realise that unconverted Anglican slimers have taken over SVS (Chad Hatfield accepted an honorary degree from his Anglican seminary… what’s wrong with that picture?). Although these people make up only about 10 percent of the OCA, they’re disproportionately present in the clergy and are a majority of the OCA’s internet presence. Ergo, a false picture of the real situation is “out there”.

One shouldn’t read too much into such events… the majority of real ethnic Orthodox are still what they ever were. For instance, President Obama won the Valley in PA because Orthodox voters “came home” to the Democratic Party. These Angliochian poseurs are loud, but they’re not numerous. They got thrown out of PECUSA for being arrogant and loud pains-in-the-arse, and it looks like they’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’ again. PECUSA wasn’t “good enough” for their perfect presence, and it looks like Orthodoxy isn’t “good enough” for them, either. They’re going to form a vagante sect; the sooner that they’re gone, the better.

Don’t try to “engage” such people… civility will get you nowhere. This lot has sold out to the American Rightwing lock-stock-and-barrel. Their politics is more important than the Church is… the exact opposite of the case with real Orthodox (I have Cabinet members who agree with me on Church issues, but bitterly disagree on politics). The REAL Church is free… the phony Angliochian sectarians march in lockstep conformity… that’s a form of madness, kids. Don’t get tangled up in it, and don’t ever think that you can deal logically with them.

They’ll leave us soon enough, I’ll warrant… the only question is whether Potapov’s squiffy ROCOR lot in the District will join them (after all, that bunch has ties to such questionable sorts as Freddie M-G and Mattingly). You see, the Rodina is turning leftward… and Potapov’s Langley paymasters may very well lead him out of the ROCOR (he’s much more a CIA asset than a priest… but that’s been well-known for YEARS, I’m reporting no news on that one). Once they’re gone, we can go back to being what we always were… a live-and-let-live bunch, without wildass politics of any stripe (but with a strong bias to the union movement and social justice).

It can’t happen soon enough for my taste…

BMD

 

USA: 5-Year-Old Boy Shoots and Kills 2-Year-Old Sister in Kentucky

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An official source said that a Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot and kill his 2-year-old sister with the 22-calibre rifle he got for his birthday. Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory said that the shooting in southern Kentucky was ruled an accident, saying, “It’s just one of those nightmares, a quick thing that happens when you turn your back”. He added that parents in the area often introduce young children to guns at an early age, noting, “In this part of the country, it’s not uncommon for a 5-year-old to have a gun or for a parent to pass one down to their kid”.

2 May 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_05_02/US-5-year-old-boy-shoots-and-kills-2-year-old-sister/

Editor’s Note:

Do mark it down that the NRA is silent about such “accidents”. To put it plainly, no five-year-old should have untrammelled access to weapons. It speaks much of the parents, doesn’t it? Reflect on this… most people of such ilk are loud and aggressive sectarian “Christians”. I hasten to add that real Christians don’t do or believe in such tomfoolery. However, that’s not what society hears, is it? Marching in pro-life marches and giving kids guns, all at once… that’s NOT very “pro-life” at all, is it?

BMD

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