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Sunday, 13 August 2017

13 August 2017. Vladyki Lazar Puhalo on What the Church Is (and What It Is Not)

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Beware the “Religious Right”… much of what they purvey isn’t “religious”… much isn’t “right” (correct) either! Have a care… the rightwing wolves array themselves in “Christian” vesture.

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Vladyki Lazar nails it…

A life lived in fear is a life that ended long ago, even though one is still breathing. A religion or other system that engenders fear detracts rather than adds to one’s life. Fear is a marketing device for autocrats, unsavoury businesses, destructive political ideologies, and commercialised religions. Any religion that has any aspect of truth brings peace, hope, and joy, not bondage to fear. Cults, even cults within the Orthodox Church, use fear as a tool for manipulating their victims. The Church is a spiritual hospital, not a court of law, or a chamber of terror.

This is why the Toll House heresy is so vicious. Vladyki Lazar learned his religion from Archbishop Averky Taushev… the Toll House nutters learned theirs from the Serafim Rose groupies… I seem to see a difference!

BMD

Saturday, 8 July 2017

8 July 2017. A Word on the Myrrh-Streaming Icon of St Ioann Maksimovich in the American-Occupied DNR

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Victor Potapov is circulating a news item about an icon of St Ioann Maksimovich streaming myrrh in the DNR. Note well that the CIA pig Potapov didn’t mention that the event took place in the American-occupied fascist part of the DNR. Myrrh-streaming is usually a sign of comfort in times of trouble. Note well that the CIA quisling Potapov (a real “Chekist in a riassa” if there ever was such) doesn’t mention that the fascist Uniate “Ukraine” is falling apart as we speak, with great suffering for ordinary people. This myrrh-streaming is divine proof that the “Ukraine” isn’t long for this world and that God is comforting His people to steady them for the coming trials as the American-imposed Uniate pseudo-state collapses. Potapov was a high-ranking CIA operative with a “red” official US passport (that gave him immunity from ordinary passport control). One must never forget this. Potapov took Langley’s money to undermine his ancestral homeland. Radio Liberty had the purpose (and still does) of undermining the USSR/Russia. What can you say of a priest who willingly aided such an enterprise?

This event doesn’t bode well for the “Ukraine” in the near term. The only reason that the fascist Uniate junta staggers on is that the USA props it up. The suffering in that region is intense at present… it’ll get worse as order and state control collapse. The icon streams myrrh to remind people that God is still with them in their distress and grief. Note well that none of the konvertsy jerks noticed any of this. If you needed proof that they’re idiots, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, this is that. They support American politicians that back the murder of our Orthodox kids in the Donbass… they’re “pro-life”, after all…

BMD

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Где же Бог? Where is God?

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In recent months, the monstrous concentration of madness, enmity, and hatred troubled us, leading to increasing anxiety, a multiplication of our suffering and pain.

Where is God?

In recent years, we’ve had problematic responses to the increase of nature’s disturbances on the one hand, and the intensification of human passions on the other. Nevertheless, both of these things have close connections. I don’t have any wonder at the increasing madness about me. However, I’m not scared and I don’t lose heart, because, ultimately, it’s what we do, not under what circumstances or what era that we live in that determines things. That’s the main issue that should concern us, and that should strengthen us amidst all these alarming events taking place around us. Maybe, we should start praying a little bit more and with more intensity than usual, asking the Lord to intervene in our madness and to lead us into an agreement with his Divine Will. Maybe, it’s time to become a little more careful with our words and deeds, making sure that they’re in consonance with the Gospel. Maybe, we should try a little harder to start doing what’s good for Christ’s sake. Moreover, our prayer, our faith, and the fruits of our faith are great things, even if only on the scale of our own lives and the lives of our families and our loved ones. Without a doubt, Elder Paisy of the Holy Mountain was wise when he taught that if you wanted to make the world better, you’d best start with yourself, to make a small part of our world a better place. We should all take a deep breath, trust God, and be patient. The Lord will put everything in its place! We should take care that our place remains constant… at the feet of Our Saviour.

29 June 2017

Yuri Igorevich Vorobyov

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

20 June 2017. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… “Atheists are More Intelligent Than Religious People”

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Now, I’ve seen it all. Read this. Actually, this is a sign that the secularists in the chattering class are running scared. “We’re smarter than you are! There! Now, shut up!” It’s true that Evangelicalism (and its related cousins in Catholicism and Orthodoxy… and its analogue in Islam, Wahhabism) is a movement of the terminally stupid, but that’s not the gamut of religion. Secularists tend to be fragmented… believers tend to gather in groups. Therefore, secularists see more danger in their intellectual opponents than believers do. More secularists are militantly anti-religious than believers who are militantly anti-secularist. That’s a sign of fear. “We’re more intelligent!” That’s more a sign of insecurity than anything else.

Don’t hate secularists… most aren’t militantly godless or terminally stupid. However, many in the chattering class are so, so have a care.

BMD

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