Voices From Russia, Too

Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes

00 Andrew Marlette. Jesus Wept. 2015

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00 homeless vet cartoon. 25.05.15

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00 Robert Ariail. Protected by NATO. 160615

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. American Democracy. 2015

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00 ted cruz. 28.05.15

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. Dude! Your Head is Up Your Ass! 2015

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. We Mourn the Zasyadko Miners. 2015

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Sunday, 3 August 2014

3 August 2014. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

00 Aleksei Iorsh. The Ukrainian Tarpit. 2014. 11.07.14

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00 Igor Kolga. The Ukrainian Government. 2014

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00 the rabbit goes down. 25.07.14

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00 The return of the living dead... it's alive... fascism rises from the tomb. 1

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00 Vitaly Podvitsky. We Have a Victory... You Have a Zoo. 2014

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00 david horsey. What would Jesus say about Republican attack on food stamps. 2013

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00 Mike Peters. Jesus as Health Care Reformer. 2009

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Saturday, 9 July 2011

9 July 2011. A Russian POV. The Other Side of the Fence: Procession in Honour of Our Lady of Buduslav

Annually, a candle-lit procession is held by pilgrims in honour of the Catholic wonderworking icon of Our Lady of Buduslav. Buduslav is some 150 kilometres (@100 miles) north of Minsk, and this procession draws thousands of Catholic faithful from Byelorussia, Eastern Poland, and Lithuania. One of the distinguishing marks of the Christian is that they go on otpust, on pilgrimage. Note well that Sectarians not only don’t go on pilgrimage… they disparage it. This is proof positive that a Russian priest friend of mine is right, “The Sectarians are Satan‘s simulacrum of Christianity“… we should heed that. Those who wish to “learn” from Sectarians should be defrocked… but they won’t. Don’t argue with them… they won’t listen to Christ… why should they listen to us?

BMD 

Thursday, 7 July 2011

7 July 2011. Take a GOOD Look… This is Extremist Sectarianism… THIS is what JP and the Konvertsy want to Ally the Church with, Kids…

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By signing the so-called “Manhattan Declaration“, Fathausen wants to ally the Church with anti-Christ Sectarians. Let’s speak frankly… by the standards laid down in most of the 19th century Russian Orthodox manuals on Sectarianism, the so-called “Evangelicals” that JP wants to embrace are our open, irreconcilable, and sworn enemies, and that’s that. By the way, there are REAL Evangelicals… we call ’em “Lutherans” in North America… they’ve nothing in common with the anti-Church slimers who’ve arrogated the term “Evangelical”. In Russia, Orthodox and Evangelical (Lutheran) people always lived in peace… that’s the way it should be, neither group poached on the other’s believers… that’s the way of it amongst decent people.

Today, we see the konvertsy running about, telling us that we should “learn” from the Sectarians. Well… we’ve NOTHING to learn from those who’ve rejected Our Lord Christ and His Church. The “Evangelicals” are anarchistic rightwing extremist nutters… they’re anarchists, for Sectarianism, of necessity, rejects legitimacy. If there were legitimacy, then, one would have to conform oneself to an objectively existing and substantially transcendent people, credo, and/or religion. Since Radical Sectarians reject legitimacy of any sort, they don’t believe in Christ… He came to establish a Church, He said so more than once, and He stated that His Church would endure to the consummation of the ages. They’re rebels of the most vile sort, for they blaspheme the Lord Christ by claiming to speak in His Name, when they possess no more authority than you or I do. In short, Orthodox can only have a salvific monologue with Sectarians… they’ve NOTHING of value to pass on to us.

The lesson for us is clear… we must remain steadfast in our opposition to Sectarianism… it doesn’t matter if they hold views that may coincide with this-or-that position of the Church. I don’t bloody care if they’re “nice”… “nice” and “good” are not synonyms, and the sooner we all learn that, the better off we’ll all be. That is, we shouldn’t engage Sectarians in dialogue… they won’t change, they’re going to continue to proselytise amongst our believers, and they’re open and scornful enemies of Legitimacy and Revelation, which means that they’re devotees of the Anti-Christ. Ironic, isn’t it… the Left Behind crowd’s actually the most fervent servants of the Anti-Christ. Lex orendi, lex credendi… as we pray, so do we believe… if you’ve heard the disjointed and rambling public prayers of Sectarians (“Thank you, Jayzuss! Hallelujah!”), it certainly makes the blood run cold.

Don’t hate… don’t argue… don’t hector. State the Church’s truth, if they refuse to listen, change the subject. If they refuse to refocus on a neutral topic, disengage. Don’t shout… don’t legitimate their arguments by countering them… if they refuse to act like decent human beings faced with disagreement, move away from them… but always pray for them, that’s our DUTY as Christians. After all, God’s gong to save whom He wills…

BMD

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