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Православие на службе у Гитлера (цитаты)

In Россия, взгляд из Православия, история, мораль, национализм, политика, православие, религия, традиции, христианство on May 9, 2013 at 14:57
“Благодарственный Адрес Митрополита Анастасия Адольфу Гитлеру. 12 июня 1938 г.

Ваше Высокопревосходительство! Высокочтимый Господин Рейхсканцлер!

Когда мы взираем на наш Берлинский соборный храм, ныне нами освящаемый и воздвигнутый благодаря готовности и щедрости Вашего Правительства после предоставления нашей Святой Церкви прав юридического лица, наша мысль обращается с искренней и сердечной благодарностью, прежде всего, к Вам, как к действительному его создателю.

Мы видим особое действие Божьего Промысла в том, что именно теперь, когда на нашей Родине храмы и народные святыни попираются и разрушаются, в деле Вашего строительства имеет место и создание сего храма. Наряду со многими другими предзнаменованиями этот храм укрепляет нашу надежду на то, что и для нашей многострадальной Родины еще не наступил конец истории, что Повелевающий историей пошлет и нам вождя, и этот вождь, воскресив нашу Родину, возвратит ей вновь национальное величие, подобно тому, как Он послал Вас германскому народу.

Кроме молитв, возносимых постоянно за главу государства, у нас в конце каждой Божественной Литургии произносится еще и следующая молитва: “Господи, освяти любящих благолепие дому Твоего, Ты тех воспрослави Божественною Твоею силою…”. Сегодня мы особенно глубоко чувствуем, что и Вы включены в эту молитву. Моления о Вас будут возноситься не только в сем новопостроенном храме и в пределах Германии, но и во всех православных церквах. Ибо не один только германский народ поминает Вас с горячей любовью и преданностью перед Престолом Всевышнего: лучшие люди всех народов, желающие мира и справедливости, видят в Вас вождя в мировой борьбе за мир и правду”.. http://www.ateism.ru/article.htm?no=1402

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“Как много общего с тем, что говорят современные батюшки и те, предавшие свою Родину, более 60 лет назад…. Те же призывы, цитаты “святых ” писаний и тот же злобный нечеловеческий настрой. Проходят десятилетия, века. Но, церковь так и остаётся на уровне пещерного каннибала, фарисействующего “о любви к ближним и врагам своим”.

A working class hero… What?

In books, ethics, moral issues, people, politics, science fiction, writing on April 17, 2013 at 15:25

I’ve been sent a book by an amateur author to read and review (thank you). I’ve given up after just a few pages because of intolerable amount of arising complains about the style and content (sorry). Don’t know yet if I write a real review (after all, I do a bit of writing which probably is not terribly good also) but I’ll put down some thoughts here.

I think it is a mistake to write fiction to serve a political/economical/worldview idea. The book should be about real living human beings, otherwise it looks just like bits of everyday blog and forum posts pretending to be a book. We all have ideas and they should shine through proper fiction writing. No need to force them on readers.

There is no human beings who are “your typical something”, that’s cardboard cutouts. Everybody really is unique.

The protagonist supposed to be your typical “working class hero” fighting dogmas. Class is a dogma, “working class” – double so. There only a tiny sad minority of people who don’t work, some of them spending their time drinking, in front of tv or playing computer games. If you call somebody “working or labouring class” what are you saying? That others don’t work or do not work well enough? That’s wrong. And is the protagonist (being a politician) in a lower tier job or being of low education? Nope. (See Wikipedia: working class – a term used in the social sciences and in ordinary conversation to describe those employed in lower tier jobs (as measured by skill, education and lower incomes)). Maybe his parents were of working class. But are we defined by our origins (unfair) or our own effort and goodness (fair)? Anyway there is no excuses now for low education, not with internet, tv documentaries and public libraries. Even in 1900s, working at a factory, my great-grandfather managed to self educate and loved to read serious literature.

New Great British Class Survey has some flaws in my opinion too.  Peoples’ lives are changing all the time in many ways. Somebody inherits the money. Somebody skilled and educated has to do a low paid simple job for a while. Somebody loses jobs or property. Somebody gradually educates him or herself and is learning new skills. Somebody lives in an expensive house but doesn’t want to sell it and struggles. Somebody moves to more rural area, can’t go to opera and theaters anymore, looses his connections – does he jumps classes? A “class” sounds almost as permanent as a “caste”.

The worst to come. Reading the book I’ve stumbled upon the notion that global warming is not a big deal, but (o, horror!) there is “rise of Russia and China“… Being both Russian and British citizen I find this offending. I could understand people being worrying if Russia or China are not getting any more democratic, peaceful and open. But, no, they have to stay poor and undeveloped for that “working class politician hero” being happy… This is so nationalist. Well, that’s it for me. Page four and I am completely fed up…

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In весна, зима, красота, ethics, moral issues, фотки, photography, relationship, snow, spring, winter on March 26, 2013 at 06:48

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. – Michael J. Fox … (we’ve been badly verbally and visually abused and hit by snowballs by a group of kids yesterday. What would you do? ) #snow #all_shots #NewtownPowys #Newtown #Treowen #Powys #Wales #tree #treelove #treeporn #winterwonderland #snowscape #baretrees #bw #blackandwhite #monolove #branches #monochrome #снег #дерево #linandara_trees

#Cromer #windows. .. #latergram #all_shots #Norfolk #Britain #buildings #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #houses #street #seaside #resort #streetlight #улица #окна #дома

Enlightened. .. #today #Wales #busjourney #hill #fields #rural #linandara_vista #countryside #farmland #clouds #sky #dramatic #all_shots #springwatch #white #chasingspring #snow #холм #поля #весна #сегодня #облака

Mock #moonlight. .. #edit #trees #tree #treelove #silhouettes #all_shots #Britain #UK #branches #baretrees #дерево #moon #sun #clouds #dark #gloomy #grunge

#red & #white. .. #latergram #all_shots #film #analog #1990s #building #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #tower #bluesky #England #Britain #UK #British #здание #архитектура

Abused by youth on Treowen

In about me, children, ethics, kids, legal issues, moral issues, people, relationship, traditions, xenophobia on March 24, 2013 at 20:55

Today at about 3 p.m. me and my husband were walking to the shops when 5 kids approached us (between Treowen school and community house) and started throwing snowballs at us. When I stopped and tried to tell them off (we obviousely don’t swear) we met with horrible disgusting verbal abuse. A girl was mocking my foreign accent and a boy exposed himself. I think we know the name of one of the offenders and I think we’re seen others locally before. We are distressed by this accident and we don’t think the behaviour of these kids should be ignored.

This is not the first occasion.  A couple of weeks ago my husband was verbally abused in the evening on the way from work. My children told me that one of their elderly teachers is being bullied at school by students. A couple of years ago two teenage girls were shouting swear words at me and my then little kiddies – without any apparent reason apart from thinking we are Polish.  Today’s “mocking girl”, often seen on that street, was trying to say something offencive to me on other occasions but I just ignored her. Not any more. Community support officers have been notified of the incident.

I don’t think I am overreacting.  When we were kids we loved practical jokes but we didn’t swear and I absolutely can’t imagine us looking innocent strangers into the eyes and being abusive.  We never had a will to do anything like that (Why?) And we knew there could be serious consequences.  E.g. parents called to the headteacher – it would be pretty scary.  Today’s lot were so sure they won’t be punished in any way. I think that is wrong and this attitude should change.

Cats are finished and gone

In acrylic, art, color, crafts, drawing, животные, мои рисунки, ethics, floral, flower, folk art, my artworks, творчество, oil pastel, pattern, pen, pen and ink, pets and domestic animals, sales on March 12, 2013 at 12:58

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And I did a couple of new pebbles

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Some thoughts on the interview with Jim Al-Khalili

In about me, ethics, freedom, good life, moral issues, philosophy, relationship, religion on March 8, 2013 at 14:24

http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/4070/facing-the-future-an-interview-with-jim-al-khalili

I agree that humanists should work more on the positive side of secular life, on creating the society which would be caring, loving, tolerant. But I can’t agree with accepting these Christian statements as rules. Turning the other cheek in many cases would give the wrong message to an offender. And different people call different things “love”. I still remember being told that to love in Christian understanding is to wish to a person being saved by God… That’s all.

I am a bit worried to hear about “good manners” when there still is inequality and injustice backed up by religions on this planet.

Maybe I was lucky – I’ve never seen atheists knocking on doors or surrounding people on the streets with the purpose of converting. .. I think some of us feel themselves as an offending side only because of the hyper sensitivity of many religious people to slightest disagreement with their views.

I respect kindness, courage, honesty, creativity, everybody’s right for self-expression but how could I “respect views” with which I disagree? And is a person civilized because of his or her “political correctness” or rather because that person can’t tolerate another person being abused?

I also think it is very important for secular people to stop mimicking religious ones. We don’t need “atheist churches” or ” humanist bibles”. We should work on positive and original self-identification, promote various aspects of secular lifestyle.

A poem by Labi Siffre

In ethics, moral issues, relationship, religion on March 5, 2013 at 14:50

“Theists
By definition
Deny responsibility
For their moral judgements”

Labi Siffre

On changing attitudes

In art, ethics, good life, moral issues, people, philosophy, religion, time, traditions, writing on March 2, 2013 at 12:51

“I don’t believe in witches, but I don’t call myself an ahexist.”- this is Jonathan Miller saying “No” to negative self-definition. Fortunately it is normal now in the West not to believe in witches and other supernatural stuff. Calling somebody atheist is a bit strange really.

Recently a woman came to my shop and asked me if I want some leaflets for single parents. .. I was a bit surprised and said I am not a single parent and she may leave her leaflets at the designated area of the Market. She wouldn’t leave. “Look, there is more useful information in there”. Even more surprised, I looked. After first paragraph the word “Bible” started to creep in. This is what it was all about! I asked her few questions about why she believed (“Jesus told me” and “it’s the most printed book in the world”), asked her about horrible facts from her favourite book (she approved genocide with ease) and shamed her for trying to brainwash people. And with stealth too – wich was dishonest and disgusting – but this shows how ashamed they are themselves about their own teachings.

Two Mormon girls who surrounded me on the street few days later have been slightly more open. “We do not trying to change your mind, just come to us and be happy! ” Really? What if I am already happy? No reply. Why do you believe the stuff you teach? “Because we feel that it is so”… Well, I don’t. The funniest thing was that they turned out to be from Russia too – in the middle of the conversation. Probably they were from the Ural or Siberia. New Russian export – the Mormons…

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Cruel Law

In ethics, freedom, legal issues, moral issues, people, relationship, religion, traditions on February 27, 2013 at 16:37

Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex

By Olivia Lang BBC News

Rights groups have urged the government to abolish the punishment

A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said.

The charges against the girl were brought against her last year after police investigated accusations that her stepfather had raped her and killed their baby. He is still to face trial.

Amnesty International condemned the punishment as “cruel, degrading and inhumane“.

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Zaima Nasheed, a spokesperson for the juvenile court, said the girl was also ordered to remain under house arrest at a children’s home for eight months.

She defended the punishment, saying the girl had willingly committed an act outside of the law.

Officials said she would receive the punishment when she turns 18, unless she requested it earlier.

The case was sent for prosecution after police were called to investigate a dead baby buried on the island of Feydhoo in Shaviyani Atoll, in the north of the country.

Her stepfather was accused of raping her and impregnating her before killing the baby. The girl’s mother also faces charges for failing to report the abuse to the authorities.

The legal system of the Maldives, an Islamic archipelago with a population of some 400,000, has elements of Islamic law (Sharia) as well as English common law.

Ahmed Faiz, a researcher with Amnesty International, said flogging was “cruel, degrading and inhumane” and urged the authorities to abolish it.

“We are very surprised that the government is not doing anything to stop this punishment – to remove it altogether from the statute books.”

“This is not the only case. It is happening frequently – only last month there was another girl who was sexually abused and sentenced to lashes.”

He said he did not know when the punishment was last carried out as people were not willing to discuss it openly.” more

I think honest people should boycott countries which have laws like this. Other governments must put pressures on countries like that to abolish injustice and cruelty.

Thee more pebbles and a Mayan Chocolate Cake

In art, color, мои рисунки, ethics, good life, my artworks, painting, pattern, pen, pen and ink, sketch on February 26, 2013 at 13:42

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Acrylic and ink

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