Voices from Russia

Thursday, 7 January 2016

7 January 2016. Some Cabinet Vox Pop and Discussion on “Pro-Life” and Other Issues

00 Nick Anderson. The TRUTH about 'Pro-Lifers'. 2014

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I’m in italics… the Cabinet is in plain type

Did you or did someone else point out that with the “Pro-Life” people, so many of them also want to cut the social programmes that make it possible for so many to live. Pre-natal Pro-life, post-natal “go to Hell”.

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Keep in mind that traditional conservatives (defined as people who share common cultural views and want to be left alone instead of being dragged along in reforming everything) don’t know what to make of so-called “neoconservatives”, who invented the name to cash in on conservatism’s cachet. Some assume that they share values against tyranny (but as we know, they’re simply fooling people). It’s sad that neocons heavily influence both major parties.

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Y’know… Podmo and Rose hectored Puhalo out of the ROCOR over the toll-house thing. I remember that. Do you?

Yes. There were exaggerations in both directions. Fr Seraphim Rose was too much of a Protestant literalist… the same thing on the Six Days of Creation.

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When [Puhalo] is right, he’s right. In this analysis, he’s very right. “It seems that the diseases of Calvinism and Evangelicalism are spreading in the Orthodox Church, particularly down in America”. Now, you know why the likes of Whiteford et al despise him, he reveals the truth about them.

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You’re absolutely right… these pro-lifers are so anti-life it defies description.

We have a choice… we must choose. I have… so have you. Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth for XC? They’re nasty beyond words.

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There one has it… I should say that my interlocutors were “all over the spectrum” (which is why I believe that not only is a united Russian Orthodox Church in the diaspora possible, but also highly probable). Increasingly, grounded people are ready to defend the Real Incarnated Church against the Made-Up Fictive Church of the konvertsy. However… I warn you… it won’t be a “nice” affair, and I fear it’d lead to many of the konvertsy leaving us. Yet, “a house divided against itself cannot stand”. That’s the situation today… it’s inherently unstable. How it’ll end is up to us…

BMD

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