Skip to comments.Orthodox Corruption?
Posted on 04/18/2014 5:59:50 PM PDT by No One Special
Russia's Orthodox Church has experienced a resurgence under President Vladimir Putin, but have the state's finances and Russia's dominant religion become too closely intertwined? Simon Ostrovsky reports for People & Power on Al Jazeera English. (Feb 6, 2013)
A 25 minute “Al Jazeera” video.
Just Like the Lutheran Church being corrupted by Hitler in the run up to WWII
This is not entirely accurate, since, from the very beginning, the patriarchs of the ROC have all been KGB agents, including the current one who was outed some time ago. This is like saying that the church was corrupted only recently, when, really, it’s been under Kremlin control for a long time.
Kremlin gremlins eh?
Under communism the orthodox church of Russia was persecuted. Churches were destroyed or turned into government buildings, clergy were imprisoned and killed, God was forbidden.
The ROC was later rehabilitated and used for communist purposes, and its ranks filled with informants in the confessional and commies at the altar, as it is today, with the Kremlin directing its messages to the sheep.
If you noticed my comparison it was that of the Lutheran Church in the 1930s as Hitler came to power....Hitler made sure all of the seminaries were filled with his people...and the rest is obvious.
The Soviet Union (formerly known as Russia) did the same thing when the tsar was over thrown. The ‘church’ had to be state approved and we all know what that means.
You and I agree this is not a new thing at all. It is part of why I laugh when people tell me what a wonderful Christian Putin is and how Christian ‘Russia’ is becoming
Ahh I understand you now. Yes, indeed, one does not know whether to laugh or cry when people call Putin a “Christian.”
So far people in the US and EU have never failed to be suckers for Mooze Lame misdirection and those silly Christians worldwide can't resist fighting one another when there's a buck to be made.
"Evil Russian Church", "evil Putin", "evil Russians", "save the poor Muzzie Tartars", looks like there's a major Mooze Lame push coming somewhere east of the Ukraine or along the Atlantic coast of Europe.
Sound like an oxymoron to me...
Yup, Russia is the least of our problems over there and no one seems to care about them in our own back yard (along with the Chinese and Iranians). Meanwhile Israel is backing away from us and getting closer to Russia.
Wow. A lot of comments before 25 minutes after my original post. Tells me no one has even viewed the film.
I don't have an "about" because, as they say, I'm still finding myself.
That would be for you to answer because I cannot guess why you did not view it.
Oh, I caught the first little bit but stopped at the twenty-first buzzword. You know. about two minutes in?
So you missed the part when one of the interviewees had is skull cracked and his arm broken.
Do you have any idea how easy it is to find a guy with a cracked skull and a broken arm out back of a strip joint or bar any night of the year?
You have said nothing of substance about the video but that’s OK. Maybe some other time.
There, all better.
OH...yeah that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification Rashputin. Al Jazeera is known as a beacon of truth, and I didn’t think they would intentionally slander christians. (sarc)
When the crowd in Kiev were showing off how oppressed they were and how awful the government was, there were photos and little clips of video flooding the Web. Now, not so much.
So, are the cell towers all down? Has Internet service been dramatically reduced? If either is true, wouldn't the evil Russians causing enough damage to have that effect draw EU reporters the way dog dung draws flies?
It's all too convenient, too conveniently the same at all sources, and too conveniently limited to what one side (the new boss, same as the old boss) wants spread.
Add to that the Al Jazeera making it clear who they support (the new boss) and you've got an interesting mix of "information".
In a situation like this, it's normal for both sides to be untrustory sources putting out truth mixed with lies and spin.
In this case you can trust the "government" in Kiev, though. You can trust a "government" that pretends Right Sector on the one hand and Tartar Muzzies (well known for supporting Jihad against the West) on the other, are the "innocent targets" of "sneaky Russian guys not in evidence" to put out nothing but lies and to try and shout down anything they don't approve of.
Especially since the anti-terror troops they sent to Eastern Ukraine basically gave the "government" that sent them the finger. If their own Army doesn't trust them and tells them to stuff it, why should anyone else trust them and protect them?
Ukraine has been a pile of sleeping dogs since long before the Soviet Union fell apart. The EU kicked one dog and the rest woke up. They should have let sleeping dogs lie rather than kicking the one big dog they didn't like.