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To: kosta50

Kosta, just as a matter of clarification, I wasn't double baptized. But I was brought up, as I have said many times, with a foot firmly planted in both churches and cultures.


53 posted on 09/11/2006 3:33:02 AM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Kolokotronis
Kolo, I didn't mean to imply that you were "double baptized." Your post made it clear that you were brought up respecting both faiths and celebrating their feasts and holidays, which is no different than respecting your negihbor's faith and holidays. It's an altogether different thing for the local "churches" to allow this knowingly, or for the people to trick the priests into performing sacraments already performed.

Unfortunately, what you see in the former Yugoslavia is akin to what +Paul was seeing in various Greek communities to which he sent his Epistles — an imitation of Christianity.

The damage communism has done is immense, and the worst thing is the generations raised in it see nothing wrong with the way they tailor their faiths to fit their secular creations. They hold human values above God's commandments and subject God to their sense of "equity."

But this is not just reflected in the religion in former Yugoslavia. The younger generations in Serbia believe that the Eastern Orthodox Church is the major obstacle to Serbia being accepted into the EU!

Serbs have been taught to hate themselves so much by Tito's regime and now by the west that the only good Serb is the one who totally defaces himself and his culture and who accommodates every other culture before his own.

They have rejected and continue to reject their own at an alarming rate, even in reproduction. By approximately 2050 the Serbs will probably be a minority in their own country! That's what multiculturalism does. Serbian natality rates are so low and intermarriages are so high that in less than half a century Serbia will for all practical purposes cease to exist. It will be the only nation on earth that committed mass suicide!

55 posted on 09/11/2006 6:28:12 AM PDT by kosta50 (Orthodoxy is pure Christianity)
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