Voices from Russia

Sunday, 1 October 2017

1 October 2017. There IS a Difference…

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There’s a real difference between a longing for our real tradition and the efforts of ungrounded converts to “recapture the Tradition”. The two aren’t the same at all. One is a longing for what one once had, but lost due to “reformers”. The other is a prideful attempt to erect what one never had. There’s a world of difference between the two things. The first is a real effort to grasp the living and life-giving Tradition found in the Russian liturgy. The other is an attempt by untutored former Prods to erect a prideful and stultifying liturgical superstructure over their Evangelical Anti-Christian Weltanschauung. Any grounded Orthodox Christian can tell the difference.

May God see and judge…

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1 October 2017. The Truth About Anti-Christian Evangelicals

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André Dluhos

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Evangelicals are heretics that peddle in fear mongering. They aren’t and never were Christians. The “Rapture” prediction is an invention meant to sell you books and products. Jesus even told us no one knows when the end will happen except God. So, live each day, not as the Evangelicals tell you how to live, but by how JESUS THE CHRIST tells you how to live.

24 September 2017

Janine Stock

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1 October 2017. Socialism Isn’t About “Taking”… It’s About “Giving”

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Rightwing nutters such as Rod Dreher accuse socialists of being “takers”… “taking from the productive and giving to the lazy”. That’s utter and unrelieved bullshit and twaddle. Socialism is about “giving”… to give to all according to their needs… for all to give according to their ability. You can follow the early Christians, who held all goods in common, or you can follow American conservatives such as Rod Dreher, who defend greed and rapine. The choice is yours… choose wisely.

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1 October 2017. I Was in a REAL Blue Funk… Now, It’s Over!

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I’ve been in a blue funk lately… dealing with craziness in the Real World. Firstly, my Nicky had a severe diabetic episode. Our phone was on the fritz, so I had to run to the police station (luckily, across the street) at 0230 to get the paramedics to come and attend to him. Nicky was in hospital for a day, but he’s on the mend now. Secondly, I had to deal with a minor legal matter. I had a very slight fender-bender (no damage to our car… the other had its bumper out of alignment for less than an inch) while parking. Well… the cop ran our licences… he found out that Nicky had a suspended licence (he didn’t know it), so since I had a learner’s permit, the cop cited me for Unlicenced Operation. Nicky got things squared away with DMV (they needed a doctor’s OK, which hadn’t reached them). I went to court Friday on that… it took all of 30 seconds. I said three things to the judge… “Yes, sir”… “Yes, sir”… “Thank you”. I got an acquittal, with nothing on my record if I don’t screw up again in the next six months. I spent 90 minutes waiting… 30 seconds to dispose of it. That’s OVER… whew!

I can see where my “block” came from… I had real-deal situations to handle, and they did take priority over the cyberworld. It feels good. God willing, I’ll keep my second wind…

BMD

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