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Friday, 8 July 2016

8 July 2016. Don’t Follow the Warmongers

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Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.

General Omar Bradley

The Establishment wants war with Russia AND China. They’ve forgotten what Omar Bradley said about wars on the Eurasian World Island and about who’s to blame for aggression when it occurs. If the USA were to provoke Russia and China by going to war, the US Army would end like the Grand Armée or the Wehrmacht. Common wisdom considered both world-beaters… the common wisdom was WRONG. Chilly Hilly wants WAR… she’s said so. Do act accordingly. If Bernie endorses Chilly… vote for Jill Stein. Do NOT vote for the duopoly under any circumstance, especially, in this one.

Orthodox people… Chilly Hilly hates Russia, Serbia, and Syria. To vote for this vile conscienceless pig is to vote against the Orthosphere… to vote against our very Faith and Church. Don’t vote for her or for Trump… both hate the very basis of our Faith and its Expression in the World. Jill Stein isn’t perfect… but she’s far closer to our Orthodox Christian POV than Chilly Hilly and Trump the Chump are. Take heed and take action…

BMD

8 July 2016. Whom Do YOU Believe on the Tollhouse Nuttery?

00 Converts “Reading Their Way Into the Kingdom” Steve Robinson

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I wrote this to a friend:

The services aren’t doctrine. If it’s a choice between Rose on the one hand and Archbishop Antony Bartoshevich, Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky, and Metropolitan Anastassy Gribanovsky on the other… there’s no choice. Didn’t they use the same sluzhebnik? Didn’t they know it better than we do? Checkmate, dear… the tollhouses are rubbish… top Church thinkers have said so… they used the same sluzhebnik as we do today…

There’s no doubt in my mind that the people I named were better and more-grounded theologians than Serafim Rose and St Ioann Maksimovich (the first had NO academic training in theology and the latter was a holy man, but no scholar). Just because someone’s a saint doesn’t mean that all that they said and did is correct. Far from it. St Ioann Maksimovich was a “Blessed”… a Fool-in-Christ, not a theologian or even a competent bishop. Archbishop Antony Medvedev had to clean up the mess that he left as a bishop… but that doesn’t decrease St Ioann’s sanctity… it means that he wasn’t an administrator. As for the tollhouse myth… both Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky and Archbishop Antony Bartoshevich condemned it. Metropolitan Antony was one of St Ioann’s teachers and Archbishop Antony was a contemporary (a confrère called him “the ROCOR’s conscience”). Orthodox doctrine rests upon the bedrock of consensus amongst the Local Churches, upon consensus amongst recognised and competent theological experts and authorities (not jumped-up unschooled frauds like Rose), and upon a common and universal consensus amongst the body of believers, clergy, and hierarchy. Such a consensus doesn’t exist in re the tollhouses… I’d say that you can believe in them if you will, but that you can’t force them on anyone else as doctrine and dogma (of course, the converse is true as well).

Be careful with konvertsy groups that use the names of saints to cover their lies and fabrications. Have a care with much of the postings on Orthodoxy on the net… a great deal isn’t true, sad to say…

BMD

8 July 2016. Will a “National Calamity” Occur Before the Dem Convention… Or, Is Dallas Such a Calamity?

00 Vitaly Podvitsky. American Democracy. 2015

American Democracy

Vitaly Podvitsky

2015

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I saw this on FB:

Right now, I’m saying this way before the convention, “I guarantee there’d be some sort of national or world calamity that’ll happen at the same time the Democratic Convention does. Why? To keep the population preoccupied while they FUCK us all socially and economically!” Mark my words… it’ll happen.

Jeremiah Fyler

To put it simply, were the Dallas events a tragedy, or, were they a provocation? We’ll never know…

BMD

The Bear in the Slavic Imagination

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Illustration by Viktor Britvin

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Amongst the Slavic peoples, the bear is one of the main characters in folklore zoölogy, being a symbol of fertility, health, and strength. The Slavs have always respected bears… they considered them the masters of the forest. The Slavs dated the coming of spring with the bears waking up from hibernation. They believed that bears had special wisdom, which could protect them from witchcraft, disease, and all sorts of bad things.

7 July 2016

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