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Putin criticizes Europe’s secularization
Catholic World News ^ | 9/24/2013

Posted on 09/24/2013 3:01:07 AM PDT by markomalley

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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

isn’t st george the patron saint of england ?


51 posted on 09/24/2013 2:02:13 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (1990 Budget Agreement: learn from other's mistakes)
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To: Scotswife

you are correct about everything that Putin has done, and there is more about how Grozny was destroyed... etc

at the same time there were some godly leaders in the old testament who also did terrible things

so, i am not sure what to make of putin, other than i think that people who question his religious commitment are on dangerous ground

Putin is unapologetic about his Christian faith which is more than you can say about many in north america


52 posted on 09/24/2013 2:15:32 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (1990 Budget Agreement: learn from other's mistakes)
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To: Pajamajan

Russia has had a Muslim problem for a long time. He is acting in his national interest. See Beslan school siege or Beslan massacre. Nearly 400 killed.


53 posted on 09/24/2013 2:27:34 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: greene66
leading a fight for cultural preservation and self-survival...

Nailed it.

54 posted on 09/24/2013 2:32:24 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: markomalley
We're at the point now where Europeans will gladly euthanize their own young children rather then make any attempt to spend money, time, and sweat to comfort or heal them.

Yet atheists claim to be more moral than Christians....BAH!
55 posted on 09/24/2013 2:41:08 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: madmominct

He is surrounded by Muslims and Chinese to the south and if the Muslims continue to infiltrate Europe maybe on the west too. He seems to recognize that this is a fight to the death. The Chinese seem more rational but the Muslims are downright insane from our perspective. Probably more and worse Islamic terrorism in Russia than in the borders of the USA.


56 posted on 09/24/2013 2:41:11 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: markomalley
I constantly find myself asking, What is he really up to?

Putin saw what Christianity did to America and now he wants to use it to turn Russia into a technological and economic megapower. Idiot-infested America and Europe will be crushed underfoot.
57 posted on 09/24/2013 2:42:38 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: PaleoBob
Putin has murdered more people than the average jihadi or atheist lunatic could DREAM of killing. That he is able to con people even at FR into believing he is a “Christian” is testimony to his KGB training in disinformation.

Be that as it may, he is smart enough to know how to strengthen a nation's culture and everything that goes along with it....regardless of the true intentions. He'll have his Russian empire if he keeps this up.
58 posted on 09/24/2013 2:45:01 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: FreedomStar3028

More like Putin telling you what you want to hear. Since he doesn’t heave the USSR/KGB apparatus to keep Russia under his heel, he is using religion. He’ll toss that aside too when it no longer suits his purposes.


59 posted on 09/24/2013 3:36:30 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: frickin_frackin

Pure speculation on your part.


60 posted on 09/24/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Cajun
"Well one thing, those are statements you'll never hear OBozo say or for that matter, any RAT."

Remember this from last year?

61 posted on 09/24/2013 4:16:19 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: Heart-Rest
You know that I totally forgot about that, thanks for the reminder.
62 posted on 09/24/2013 4:32:26 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: PaleoBob
"Putin has murdered more people than the average jihadi or atheist lunatic could DREAM of killing. That he is able to con people even at FR into believing he is a “Christian” is testimony to his KGB training in disinformation."

Not disagreeing with you, but a quick look at the numbers of tiny people that our own "president" has played a part in sending to the graveyard brings a new twist to an old poem:

   Hey! Hey! O-bomb-AAAAA!
   How many babies did you kill today?

63 posted on 09/24/2013 4:36:39 PM PDT by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: ilovesarah2012

We are truly living in Bizarro world.


64 posted on 09/24/2013 6:16:45 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Reverend Wright

Putin is also unapologetic about his tyrannical ways.
I’m sure Mafia hit men can be unapologetic about their catholic faith - for whatever that’s worth.
Doesn’t mean I’m going to hold them in esteem for it.


65 posted on 09/24/2013 9:01:03 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: El Cid

All true, but his mother was a world banger of low life males. He was more an organizer of illiterate ghetto trash.


66 posted on 09/25/2013 2:52:43 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: markomalley
a direct path to degradation and primitiveness

If anybody would know about that, it's a Russian!

67 posted on 09/25/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT by shego
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To: SauronOfMordor

This is actually a sign of Putin’s underlying weakness — he’s sucking up to the Church because he’s run out of other power centers to rely on.


68 posted on 09/25/2013 6:40:14 AM PDT by shego
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama has conned more people than Putin has. I would seriously take Putin over Obama any day.


There is nothing stopping you from moving to Russia.


69 posted on 09/25/2013 7:05:29 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Neoliberalnot
Re: 66

Agreed on both counts.
Unfortunately.

70 posted on 09/25/2013 7:48:49 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: PaleoBob

Of course there is. My family is here, I hate to fly and I hate cold weather. And I don’t speak Russian. Other than all those things (and money), I would seriously consider it. We won’t recognize America by the end of Obama’s term (if it actually ends).


71 posted on 09/25/2013 10:25:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: PaleoBob; Tailgunner Joe
I see your buddy Joe hasn’t weighed in on Putin's remarks. Always with the demonizing, motives etc, not with the truths that he is champening recently.
72 posted on 09/25/2013 10:50:31 AM PDT by duckln
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To: kearnyirish2

It is pretty simple really. They have a demographics problem and need to raise their birth rate. The strategy they have chosen is to support families and faith. It is self serving and perhaps for the wrong reason, but it is nice to hear a world leader addressing these issues.


73 posted on 09/25/2013 11:20:44 AM PDT by csivils
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To: duckln

Putin is a liar. He doesn’t champion truth. He lies. Putin threw away his wife of thirty years and sired a bastard with his muslim Tatar girlfriend. He has no right to lecture anyone on morality. Putin is about as Christian as Bill Clinton.


74 posted on 09/25/2013 1:40:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: csivils

“It is self serving and perhaps for the wrong reason, but it is nice to hear a world leader addressing these issues.”

Absolutely; the only others leaders doing it are Muslims.


75 posted on 09/25/2013 3:02:24 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (The talking heads have admitted is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: duckln

I see your buddy Joe hasn’t weighed in on Putin’s remarks. Always with the demonizing, motives etc, not with the truths that he is champening recently.


Who is Joe?


76 posted on 09/27/2013 4:36:50 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: PaleoBob

Tailgunner


77 posted on 09/27/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT by duckln
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