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Persecution of JudeaChristianity by atheist Communists

Posted on 05/16/2012 10:03:35 PM PDT by Milagros

Atheist (non-Christian, non-Jewish) persecution of Christians and Jews in Communist Russia, by Stalin, Lenin, etc. 

Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics - Page 28
Robert Benne - 2010 - 120 pages
Both Lenin and Stalin were implacable persecutors of Christians and Jews, but especially of Russian Orthodox believers. ... 
The persecution continued unabated under Stalin. The only remnants of the church that were allowed to exist were those who were under the complete control of the totalitarian government.

The Soviet Jewish Americans - Page 26
Annelise Orleck - 2001 - 231 pages
Though his visceral hatred of Jews was rooted in his Georgian childhood, Joseph Stalin did not need to turn to ... the worst abuses of capitalism and who was the enemy of working- class Jews as much as of working-class Christians.

Loving God
Charles Colson - 2011 - 320 pages - Google eBook
Joseph Stalin demanded undivided, unquestioning loyalty to his government; but both Jews and Christians knew their ultimate loyalty was to God. Consequently people of both faiths suffered for their beliefs and frequently in the same camps.

Encyclopedia of religion and society - Page 249
William H. Swatos, Peter Kivisto - Rowman Altamira,  1998 - 590 pages - This war was directed against both Jews and Judaism. The Talmud and other works of Jewish scholarship were slandered ... From 1948 to his death in 1953, however , Stalin pursued an anti-Semitic policy. Accusations were made of a doctors' ...

Russian Literature and Its Demons - Page 495
Pamela Davidson - Berghahn Books, 2000 - 530 pages
A number of Christian writers dwell on Stalin's youth as a student in an Orthodox seminary, in order to suggest that, as in the case of Satan or the Grand Inquisitor, his evil originated from his proud rejection of God.

Researcher/author Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern reveals: Lenin was a a White gentile Russian, only one of his great grandparents was FORMERLY a Jew by ethnicity, but converted to Orthodox Christianity and actively worked against Judaism. Very doubtful if Lenin even knew about the ethnicity of that one great grandparent. More importantly, he shows, 'there was nothing "Jewish" about the man' Lenin.

TOPICS: History; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: communism; josephstalin; lenin; stalin

1 posted on 05/16/2012 10:03:46 PM PDT by Milagros
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To: Milagros

I’ll be reading through this for sure. Very enlightening considering the current atmosphere.

2 posted on 05/16/2012 10:12:51 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

Thanks for bookmarking it.

3 posted on 05/16/2012 10:23:00 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros

“proud rejection of God”

yep, that’s how it starts

4 posted on 05/17/2012 2:47:35 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Milagros
Ya gotta admit, they have a very strong faith.

They believe Everything sprang out of Nothing.

They also believe Life just sprang out of the non existent nothing also.

They are the Church of Nothing.

I demand a separation of Church and State!

Put Jesus, and Moses back into the class rooms! We took em out 45 years or so ago, and it has brought us horror upon horror.

Action.... Reaction... We turned our back to G_d and he can not bless us again till we turn around.

5 posted on 05/17/2012 3:11:49 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Milagros
What this article fails to mention is Stalin controlled the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC-Moscow Patriarchate or MP) through the GPU/NKVD/KGB 5th directorate. They controlled who went to seminary, who got ordained and especially who were selected to be bishops. The ROC was used to export soviet propaganda throughout the world, especially via the left wing world council of churches.

These mouthpieces would tell the world there was no persecution of Christians in the USSR, when the reality was that Patriarch Tikhon, metropolitans, bishops and millions of laity were imprisoned in the gulag just for being Christian. The criteria for selection was party membership, willingness to inform on others, and a certain "malleability" of character.

The current patriarch of the ROC, Kirill, was vetted by the KGB and used to advance anti Orthodox, anti Christian pro soviet propaganda as head of the department of external affairs for the ROC, as was his predecessor in that position, Metropolitan Nikodim.

This so called patriarch Kirill is a billionaire who used his position to line his pockets via the non tax importing and sale of tobacco and other contraband into Russia.

In the cold war days, the agents of the KGB penetrated the anticommunist remnant of the prerevolutionary Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA). By using the standard espionage tactics of bribery, blackmail and intimidation of bishops, priests and laity the KGB/FSB forced the ROCA to join the stalinist ROCA MP, headed by the old KGB agent, Kirill.

Thus any Russian Orthodox Church under the MP in your community is being run ultimately out of Moscow as part of FSB influence operations.

6 posted on 05/17/2012 6:26:12 AM PDT by OldCorps
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7 posted on 05/17/2012 6:29:45 AM PDT by narses
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The only remnants of the church that were allowed to exist were those who were under the complete control of the totalitarian government.

We see this repeated in modern day China where two Catholic Churches exist - the underground church, faithful to the Magisterium and the government approved version, which follows the dictates of government.

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8 posted on 05/17/2012 6:48:22 AM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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