Skip to comments.Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin Regrets Orthodox Believers Failed to Exterminate Bolsheviks
Posted on 03/22/2012 6:47:10 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow, March 22, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin is sure that believers should be tough and unbending in standing for their shrines.
"In fact, I am sure that our believers should have responded in a different way than they did in the 1920s when Lenin initiated repression against them. They should have responded with the whole power of armor and people's resistance against Bolsheviks," the priest said at his meeting with TV Department students of Moscow State University.
According to him, it was "a moral thing worthy for Christian behavior - to exterminate as many Bolsheviks as possible to defend the things that are holy for a Christian and throw down the Bolshevik power".
Father Vsevolod found it difficult to say what prevented believers from doing it - "poor organization, insufficient decisiveness or natural mildness of a Russian person."
"The whole Orthodox tradition and the Gospel of Christ in this case command people to defend themselves, even using the power of armor, against illegality of pseudo-power that was usurpative and had never been legal," he summed up.
Finally, something we can hang our hats on!
Yes, in the same way the Germans should have exterminated the Nazis before WW2.
“If wishes were horses, beggers would ride.”
“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.” - Karl Marx
Well, he can start with his patriarch and mentor, Kirill, who is an old KGB thug.
Doesn’t that word translate as “majority”?
That would sound pretty bad if the MSM decided to write it that way.
Regrettably, extermination is not a Christian practice.
While I’m in favor of exterminating Bolsheviks, during the Twenties the Bolsheviks had the guns, and the Christians didn’t. A result of losing the Russian Civil War, don’t you know.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
I wonder what hindsights we’ll have about the current administration?
Maybe we don’t have to kill them. Just make them afraid to raise their evil heads?
“A result of losing the Russian Civil War, dont you know.”
That’s true; it wasn’t like they didn’t try. Unfortunately so many good Orthodox men had already died in WWI, and what remained after the civil war was a dispirited, disillusioned group with religious leaders who made a deal with the Devil.