Skip to comments.West has betrayed Christianity, Russia will save it
Posted on 05/14/2012 3:14:43 PM PDT by risen_feenix
Countries of the Russian world are capable of changing the globe within ten years, believes top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Vsevolod Chaplin.
By the Russian world he means states with a historically strong tradition of Orthodox Christianity which, apart from Russia, include Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Romania and several others.
Our Orthodox civilization may not be that large, but today it has a key role in the world as it knows how to find a way to a better life for the whole world and especially Europe, Chaplin said on Monday during a videoconference between Moscow, Kiev and Minsk.
The West has betrayed the ideals of Christianity, which Emperors Constantine and Justinian merged with Roman law, Chaplin says. In his opinion, the Europe, which was based on these principles, no longer exists.
Bearing this in mind, the Eastern Christian civilization should not follow in the steps of either the weak-willed West or the intellectually weak East, he says.
We do not need to be led
we have to reunite mind and will, traditions and innovations, faith and living, the spiritual and the secular. Our duty is to change the world in ten years, and we are able to do so, he concluded.
I would agree that Europe has dropped the ball, and that Western Civilization is in danger of collapse. But the idea that Russia will save Christian civilization is, I am afraid, ludicrous.
KGB propoganda is always infuriating and funny. There are two schools of Russian thought, the European School and the Eurasianist school. Putin is a Eurasianist keeping Russia Asian in context and power and shying away from the West. This inevitably leads to promoting Islam. In Eurasianist KGB Russia, the Muslim Brotherhood can operate, but Jehova’s Witnesses are persecuted. Putin’s revanchist delusions also ensure taht Russia will be majority Muslim in 3 generations. He refuses to allow Muslim areas to secede even as Christian Slavic birthrates are below replacement levels. His Nashi youth may take time off to have kids between beating up dark skinned people, but the fact is that the Christian population is decreasing.
They may hold a few kernel of seeds for the future of Christendom after the collapse , but Russia is in no position to save anything....they can't even repopulate themselves to suave off the Muslim hordes of barbarians within their own border .... Like you said..... Ludicrous
Once again it will be us Eastern Eurpeans, of Polonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bialosous, Litva, Estonia, back to old days who will stand up, and Bulgaria and Greece, once again we do a fight, for u western guys, but never we ever heard thank you.
Its good, I know there are still strong sheeps in and willing to fight, after all we are under with one Lord.
[Romanian native > ESL]
They will stand up!!
As long as Russia supports the existence of and protects Israel, I am in complete agreement with them. And if push comes to shove I am going to support fellow Christians especially if the Church or if Christians are in danger...
Given the choice between Putin and Obama, I truly believe that the former has more sense of dignity and integrity than the latter.
In this context, I think I would like to recall a remark of H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., who, when someone who had been lamenting the state of secularized Western culture asked, “When did it all start to go wrong?” replied, “It was just after the Third Mass of Christmas in the Year 800. . .”