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To: broadsword; MarMema; FormerLib; katnip; Salvation
And was the first nation on earth to embrace Communist atheism; the anti-Christ state personified

Communism was imposed by force. That's what revolutions do. They change order of things by force. In the case of Russia, the people involved in imposing its will on the population was a small but radical minority. So much for your expertise on Russia and your understanding of the world.

More importantly, communism failed to stamp out religion. After almost a century of state sponsored godlessness, Orthodoxy is back and growing in Russia. It survived in the hearts and minds of the Russian people, generations of them born in communism. That is the kind of unshakable rock on which the Church was built and on which it stands to this day 2,000 years later in the form of Orthodox Catholic Faith.

Russian Church faced the gates of hell and survived. Nothing could be a more evident proof of its true nature. Instead of giving the Russian Christians credit and praise for passing the test, you deny them even Christianity by rooting to "evangelize" them! How loving of you!

But, against the backdrop of the situation in Western Christianity, and its experiements, deviations, perversions, lack of faith or respect for the Eucharist, innovations, etc. one does not need communism. It seems, the rock on which your Church has been built is somewhat shakier than ours. But instead of rejoycing, we pray for your Church and its return to orthodoxy.

47 posted on 05/23/2004 8:39:39 PM PDT by kosta50 (Eastern Orthodoxy is pure Christianity)
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To: kosta50
Russian Church faced the gates of hell and survived

And is now about to become one again. GOD IS SO GLORIOUS.

49 posted on 05/23/2004 9:46:06 PM PDT by MarMema (“The church is a very narrow stream of clean water.” Aleksandr Shargunov)
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