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Sunday, 27 August 2017

27 August 2017. A Thought on Fascism from Metropolitan Anastasy Gribanovsky

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This nails it. Our Church has NEVER blessed fascism or racism of any sort. All those amongst who support the US Republican Party (and Establishment Dems) spit on the graves of our ancestors and spit on what they passed on to us. There’s no other way of putting it.

BMD

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27 August 2017. Here is the REAL God of the Evangelicals (and the Orthodox Konvertsy Who Ape Them)

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There are two ways of looking at contemporary Christianity. One is the Evangelical POV… a love of warmongering, support of the death penalty, applauding the oligarchs and the abusive “Free Market” they employ, and a drooling support for Libertarianism and its “Might makes Right” anarchism (which they call “Pro-Life… I kid you not!). The other is REAL Orthodoxy… opposition to aggressive war, opposition to the death penalty, advocating a fair deal for workers and an economic system that doesn’t enslave them, and a robust support for communitarianism.

You may follow the Evangelicals (and their rabid Orthodox running dogs such as Dreher, Whiteford, Trenham, and Potapov) or you may follow the REAL Orthodox (led by HH, of course). I choose the latter and I’m not alone. As Comrade Zyuganov said, “Christ was the first communist”, and he was right. We have a fight ahead of us. I’ll confide that I’m not alone in preferring the Left Option…

BMD

Monday, 29 May 2017

29 May 2017. Holy Writ on the Republican Programme and Ideology

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And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Acts of the Apostles 4.32–35

That sure isn’t the Republican platform and ideology, is it? They call themselves “Christian”… according to the above citation, they lie…

BMD

“Beware the Virtuous”

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Few people are as dangerous to humanity as those who consider themselves righteous defenders of virtue. Far too often, they have been the authors of state terrorism. Look at Cromwell, Robespierre, Ayatollah Khomeini, Stalin and Mao (who claimed to guard the purity of Communist virtues), and Wahhabism, which spawned ISIS and most of the other virtue-spouting terrorists of our own day. By the way, does anyone question the US leadership’s assertion that Iran is behind much of the world’s Islamist terrorism, even though Sunni, and not Shi’ite, Muslims carry out that terrorism? Why aren’t Christians making a real defence of the poor and downtrodden? Because the leading and loudest voices in American “Christianity” want to see “virtue” enforced by law, and they don’t care at all for those for whom Christ cared. “Enforcing virtue” consumes them, even though they have little respect for the virtues that Christ taught. They fancy themselves “righteous defenders of virtue”, but have no use for the teachings and example of Christ. American Evangelicalism is merely a rightwing political movement that uses Christ as a cheap frontman for their extreme politics and displays little that would commend them as followers of Christ.

28 May 2017

Lazar Puhalo

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Editor:

HH offered a similar viewpoint on the Sunday of Orthodoxy in 2009:

Never did the Lord say, “My teaching or death”. None of the Apostles said, “Orthodoxy or Death”. Because Orthodoxy is life eternal, it’s joy in the Holy Spirit, it’s the joy of life, but death is decay that came because of the Fall and the devil’s action. Now, we see, from time to time, false teachers who seduce people by calling to save Christianity, to save its purity, who repeat this dangerous, sinful, and self-contradictory slogan “Orthodoxy or death”. In the eyes of these people, you won’t find love; there burns a fire of demonic pride, a desire for power, which destroys the Church’s unity. Of course, they put on a good show, they hide behind pious visages, and they enjoy adulation from a certain set of people.

If one needed to describe all-too-many konvertsy, the above says it all. Beware the “pure” and the “crusader”… all too often, they’ve allied themselves with and sold out to evil.

BMD

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