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The Russian Orthodox Church and Orthodoxy in general are doing a great job. It's very encouraging.Other christians are joining Orthodoxy because of that.
This is the one practice Russians really need to go ahead and stop doing.
It spreads herpes. Western catholism has stopped the practice of kissing icons for this reason; although, many still drink from the same goblet during communion.
You sound just like the communists . I remember the posters "christian communion spreads syphilis" funny thing we never got it.
Western Catholism has stopped the practice of kissing icons for this reasonWe Orthodox see the shape you are in, you can keep your prottie iconoclasim thank you very much.
Rainbows spread all that.
Dan: The Catholic Church has not to my knowledge banned kissing icons and relics. Typically what does happen is a priest simply wipes off the area of the kissing with a white cloth each time a relic, reliquary or sacred icon is being venerated.
Last year we attended a visit of the relics of St Maria Goretti with everyone allowed to kiss the glass. Prior to that there was the relics of St Therese of Liseux which traveled the world - including Russia.
In neither case were the faithful banned from venerating the relics with a kiss.
More evil is in sinking your dirty fingers into the sacred water kettle, as the catholics do
You are one ignorant excuse for a man.
Yeah, do you know why? Because the Catholism is heresy as well as the other kind of christianity therefore there is no presence of the Holy Spirit in their churches...
Actually, the Greek term for heresy originally was applied to all sects that chose to fragment this or that aspect of the full Revealed Truth and undermine the spiritual unity of the Church to folks, and certainly not to the Apostolic Church universal that was founded by Christ.
So, Jesus is the Son of God.Jews crucified Jesus (a popular form of execution still used by Muslims today), but God said no, and rose Jesus from the grave. That God saying no to the Jews, and denouncing their actions so fiercely that he reversed them.
This is why the Jewish people are cursed, and why they were wiped out and the holy land taken from them. This was God's revenge for committing the most unforgivable act of heresay, murdering God's own son.
This is why Catholics believe that all Jew goes to hell, no matter what they do in this life. For they are truly the spawn of Satan.
"Catholics believe that all Jew goes to hell, no matter what they do" ....False. Catholic Church does not says this repugnant stupidity.
The Catholic Church teaches that those who reject Christ and/or deny essential doctrines cannot enter Heaven. That, sadly, includes the Jews. Therefore, pray for the Jews that they put away their blindness and open the door to their salvation.
...and that is not the only thing.
That's why rainbows shouldn't kiss anything but other rainbows
Putin has denied access for gays to kiss st Nicholas on the lip bone. This clearly shows Russia as the major breacher of human rights and Russia´s crimes against humanity seen from a world freedom perspective.
Gays can kiss all Russians on their rear ends. All this lgbtq rubbish is really BS.
LGBTQ practices are unnatural, an abomination and should be discouraged. Many LGBTQ are demonically possessed.
That's a lye. An stupid lye. How some one can know if some one his gay and denies access?
Could you please link to the source for this's claim?
Where is Putin breaching your rights to kiss anything anytime you feel like kissing ... ??? ... it's your lips ... and you can kiss anything anytime you want ... all you have to do is to make sure Putin never finds out who or what it is you prefer to kiss .... as long as you don't get the idea to try and kiss me ... I couldn't care less who or what you kiss instead .. you're always free to kiss ... but only if the the other side agrees to your ambitions ... try kissing a barbed wire fence ... I've been told it has a different flavor than an electrical fence ... and if you don't like spareribs ... then you'll have to stick to pork chops ...
yes, iconic people, not Yemenites eh ?
I think i would rather just tickle the rib if it's all the same to you.
Christianity is ok as a social structure and those who subscribe should be free to practice, but i doubt you will achieve any real answers to existence by reading one book. What lets all religions down ultimately is the human involvement itself. In a true religion, subscribers should to be trusted with real historic truth and facts, which probably sit in the Vatican archive, and not fed a diet of miracles and hijacked/rehashed stories, some of which have been found to be much older, bear no relation and originated from totally different earlier civilisations. The only facts mentioned in the present bible relate to wars and past disasters.
Charities are the new scam, popping up everywhere, cancer, the biggest. Investgating the chuch for child abuse is good, but why don,t they investigate Synagouges ??When it says in the Sick JEW TALMUD a Rabbi, can marry a 3yr old girl WTF !!!!!!
What's so good about these news ?
Evidence of a resurrection of Christianity in Russia.
Is that good news? I mean people getting superstitious and less educated. BTW, Jesus would disapprove folk kissing some old ribs.
Yes it is good news. People getting educated and less superstitious. bTw Marx, Lenin and Stalin would disapprove of folk kissing the relics of a saint.
So, would Jesus approve it or no? Ever read New Testament ? Regarding Lenin, Stalin, they took Russia with 75-80% illiteracy rate and turned it into 100% literacy country within few short years. Whatever Russia has now it is all result of Lenin / Stalin work. Including spaceships, nukes everything. Includes, free education, accommodations for life, medicine, retirements and so forth. What church ever did for Russians? Nothing. While kissing whatever for centuries was to no avail and neither it will be now. Also, those ribs are most probably of someone else. Religion is opium for masses.
Yes Jesus would approve. The folk are kissing the relic on His account. Jesus did not reprove Mary Magdalene for the "excess" of perfume and ointment, nor would He reprove people kissing a relic.
There is no need for anyone to beat the dead horse of the wicked communists, so don't prop them up.
So Jesus in your opinion would approve idolatry? Regarding communism, Jesus would approve it. Socialism so far has been the highest state of human development. As it was said, not by bread alone man lives. You know nothing of socialism so please do not talk about things you have no clue.
You don't understand what idolatry is if you think venerating icons is a species of it.
Your historical opinions regarding man's development and your misapplication of Scripture also betray ignorance. Not by bread alone refers to Christ's rejection of materialism, which is as all know a predicate of Marxist theory.
If anything, it reveals your ignorance. Jesus by saying this was not rejecting materialism but attachment to material things. Socialism as it was implemented in USSR was closest thing to Jesus principals with equality, brotherhood and rejection of exploitation of men by men. Materialism and Marxism did not exist during Jesus times.Venerating everything material be it old bones or some material representations of something that's spiritual and out of this world IS idolatry. Jesus talking about camel and needle as referring to rich men getting into heaven is another example of attachment to material things. It is actually direct criticism of modern state of affairs while you call communism wicked in reality it is current state of affairs is wicked. You are just too ignorant on the issue and brainwashed to call communism wicked while ignoring real wickedness around you.