Voices from Russia

Friday, 9 September 2016

9 September 2016. Calling “Good” “Evil” and “Evil” “Good”

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Satan baits his traps with objectively good things… “You can vote for this warmonger and death-penalty advocate because they oppose abortion”. Have a care… on this side of the veil, good and evil mingle. That IS the point of the Wheat and the Tares, isn’t it? As I told a young priest, “There are no perfect political factions this side of the veil”. Indeed… many who mouth love of God are actually theomachists and many secularists are more truly advocates of Christ’s teaching than we are (let’s call things for what they are). There are all too many counterfeits afoot… especially, on the internet.

You can vote for Dr Jill… overall, her programme is more in accord with what we believe in as Russian Orthodox Christians than are the platforms of Chilly Hilly, Trump the Chump, and Scary Gary. Yes… she’s pro-choice… but she’s antiwar, anti-death penalty, and pro-single-payer healthcare. HH thinks that the Cuban healthcare system rocks. HH agrees with Dr Jill… not with Trump or Hilly or Gary. Our Church is NOT in favour of godless “conservative” ideologies. Indeed, American “conservatives” (think Rod Dreher or Glenn Beck or Patrick Buchanan) articulate POVs inimical to what we hold as Russian Orthodox believers. In fact, our people leave the Church behind whenever they articulate ANY part of the so-called “conservative” agenda. By the way, never forget that “liberal” from Russian sources means “conservative” in Anglospeak. That’s how chowderheads like Whiteford go wrong… they don’t know Russian political verbiage (or anything about the Russian language and culture in general), so, they get it wrong all the time. Isn’t it sad how these lunkheads NEVER catch on to the fact that most Russians HATE the Free Market and HATE just about everything that “conservatives” stand for? I just can’t get overly angry over dimwits who’ll never grasp the point even if it’s explained time and again to them. However, do oppose them as they hold POVs utterly at odds with what the Church teaches.

The present situation is very murky, indeed… “Evangelicals” support “Conservatives” that advocate perpetual warfare and they worship the rich… secularists support many social viewpoints enshrined in recent policy documents from the Mother Church… please, take extreme caution. Many “Christians” promote sheer evil and many secularists back much of what Our Lord Christ taught. After all… who wanted Christ dead? It was the respectable and religious of his day… those who would call themselves Republicans, Democrats, or Libertarians today… now, that’s a MEATY reflection…

BMD

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

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

16 August 2016. The Heart of Christian Syria Still Beats

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May my right hand wither if I forget thee…

BMD

Friday, 12 August 2016

12 August 2016. TRAITOR! What Does that Fact Tell You About Those Who Adulate His Memory?

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Sadly, there are still elements in the diaspora that adulate Vlasov, Krasnov, Kaminsky, and other collaborationist pigs, especially, in the ROCOR. I find it interesting that those who honour Nazi-loving collaborationist dogs self-identify as “conservatives”. It tells you much about neoliberal “conservatives” to know that they accept unrepentant former Nazis (and collaborationists) as allies and friends. It tells you much about their movement, and about its ideology, Weltanschauung, goals, and tactics. Shitbirds of a feather DO flock together. Both do believe in a “Master Race”… and we’re not part of it.

I do wish that the bishops would end the public approval given to the collaborationists (and their descendants) in official Church media and circles. That’d do much to expiate our sin of having coddled them for so many years…

BMD

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