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Sunday, 4 September 2016

4 September 2016. Dreher Planning New Book on “Benedict Option”… Continues to Drink from Heterodox not Orthodox Sources

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Rod Dreher is writing a book on his vacuous “Benedict Option”. I posted this as a comment on a blogpost about that:

“Benedict Option” shows Dreher’s ignorance of and lack of contact with the real Orthodox tradition. For instance, Patriarch Kirill sent birthday greetings to Comrade Fidel… NOT Trump or Pence or Franklin Graham (I’m talking official greetings posted on patriarchia.ru). His Holiness calls Free Market Crapitalism a fraud in public utterances (again, posted on the MP official website). Lastly, His Holiness attacks the Creationism so prevalent in the rightwing circles that Dreher frequents, “It’d be naïve to read the book of Genesis as a textbook on anthropogenesis (human origin)” (talk to scientists posted on 1 August). In short, Orthodox Christians need no reference to Benny Ratz (or to St Benedict, a rather WESTERN figure)… our own leaders and saints are so much better than they ever were! We’re not even talking our historical leaders such as Metropolitan Antony Khrapovitsky or Archbishop Antony Bartoshevich (the first was the founder of the ROCOR… I met the second, the “Conscience of the ROCOR”). Until he drinks from Orthodox, not from heterodox, sources, he’s an ignorant and marginal figure in Orthodox circles (he does claim to be Orthodox, after all). BTW… here’s an image of HH with his good friend, Comrade Fidel. Marxism and Christianity are soulmates… get with the programme. After all, GREED, not homosexality or abortion, is the root of all evil according to the Apostle…

Rod Dreher is ignorant, unfocused, and out of touch with actual lived Orthodoxy. “Benedict Option”… that proves to all (including the slow learners) that Dreher doesn’t have an Orthodox bone in his body or an iota of Orthodoxy in his soul. Let’s leave it at that…

BMD

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