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Putin preaches Godliness to America
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:13:57 AM »
February 1, 2014
Putin Preaches Godliness to America
Jeannie DeAngelis


 

The moral disintegration must be pretty bad if a former KGB officer and current leader of what once was a communist regime feels moved to reprimand Euro-Atlantic nations established primarily upon Judeo-Christian values by calling them "godless."



Since the fall of communism, religion now plays an important part in Russian life.  Rest assured: communists who've lived through state-established atheism surely recognize the obliteration of religious expression when they see it.



That's why it's pretty chilling to hear Vladimir Putin hurling accusations at the West and pointing out that what's going on is identical to what went on when communism was established and religion was completely expunged from the Soviet Union.  Between 1917 and 1937, almost a quarter of a million Christians were executed, and churches that survived destruction were converted into things like museums of atheism.



Russian President Putin, who hasn't been shy about expressing his disapproval of homosexuality and has banned what he defined as "homosexual propaganda," had this to say:


Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.



Speaking to his people in the state of the nation address delivered at the end of last year, the Russian president defended traditional values, pointed out the moral bankruptcy of the West, and maintained that conservatism, both religious and societal, is what prevents what he defined as worldwide "chaotic darkness."



Quite the opposite of what goes on in America, where these days the only form of permissible discrimination involves the denigration of conservatives and people of faith, in Russia, it's now a criminal offense to "insult" the religious sensibilities of believers.



So it's come to this.  In lieu of a president who respects Judeo-Christian values, an ex-KGB officer from a formerly atheist country is actually warning the West about how godlessness results in the kind of "chaotic darkness," "belief in Satan," and "path to degradation" that America is currently on.



Granted, criminalizing homosexuality and making "insulting religious sensibilities" illegal aren't policies America should ever emulate.  Moreover, lest we forget, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin preaching Christ does not diminish the Russian president's dark political and personal past.



But what's ironic is that in this case, a leader who should be viewed with extreme caution is actually speaking truth to nations hell-bent on repeating Soviet Russia's mistakes.


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Re: Putin preaches Godliness to America
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 08:49:31 AM »
 :hands:  exactly. The parallels between the former Soviet Union and the trajectory of america's central government are plain to see for anyone willing to look. They are virtual state cis/trans isomers.
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Re: Putin preaches Godliness to America
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
:hands:  exactly. The parallels between the former Soviet Union and the trajectory of america's central government are plain to see for anyone willing to look. They are virtual state cis/trans isomers.

George Washington warned American about this in his Farewell Address. "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

Putin, Washington, Lenin, Marx all understood that for a republic to survive, religion was essential.  I will guarantee you they were'nt thinking of islam.  Obama on the other hand, might disagree with  islam not being in consideration.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2014, 09:16:54 AM by rangerrebew »
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