Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Comment On The Meeting Between The Pope and The Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church

By Der Kosmonaut
13 February 2016
Ottawa, ON Canada

The real reason for the meeting between the Dope and the Patriarch is reactionary through and through. The Christian religion has been in decline for more than 150 years in Europe and more recently in North America. Now the Romans and the Orthodox are closing ranks.


  Yesterday the Dope of the Roman Catholic Church met with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba. While the Orthodox are not as ridiculous as the Romans and don't have the bloody history of mass genocide and slavery as the latter, they are still, in the final analysis institutions of backwardness, ignorance, superstition and reaction. There was a reason why the "Real Existing Socialist" regimes from the USSR to Cuba banned both Orthodox and Roman religions and churches.
  I got to learn about the Orthodox religion when I lived in Serbia. I had briefly dated an extreme radical nationalist Serb woman. She thoroughly explained Orthodox dogma to me. Unlike the Romans and Protestants, the Orthodox Dogma is quite rational and philosophical. Since the Orthodox religion began in Greece, it combined Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy with Christian theology. The Serb Nationalist woman made a near convincing case but I still refused to convert, despite her best efforts, simply because I don't believe that Jesus resurrected from the dead nor do I believe that he died for me and certainly not for my "sins". Besides, many countless people throughout history have died so that we could live a halfway decent life. Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X are just the two most recent and obvious examples. I'm not going to worship King and Malcolm because they were killed trying to liberate my people.
  The real reason for the meeting between the Dope and the Patriarch is reactionary through and through. The Christian religion has been in decline for more than 150 years in Europe and more recently in North America. Now the Romans and the Orthodox are closing ranks. The following statement from their joint declaration gives the game away:

"In particular, we observe that the transformation of some countries into secularized societies, estranged from all reference to God and to His truth, constitutes a grave threat to religious freedom.  It is a source of concern for us that there is a current curtailment of the rights of Christians, if not their outright discrimination, when certain political forces, guided by an often very aggressive secularist ideology, seek to relegate them to the margins of public life.

"While remaining open to the contribution of other religions to our civilization, it is our conviction that Europe must remain faithful to its Christian roots. We call upon Christians of Eastern and Western Europe to unite in their shared witness to Christ and the Gospel, so that Europe may preserve its soul, shaped by two thousand years of Christian tradition."

  The statement continues on to state the importance of marriage between men and women and the family. The two come out against same sex marriage and abortion. I oppose same sex marriage but for progressive reason instead of the reactionary pretense of hypocritical scoundrels such as the Dope and the Patriarch. I'm opposed to the institution of marriage on general principle. The push for so-called "marriage equality" is the most absurd and reactionary social movement of my lifetime.

  In other parts of the declaration the Dope and the Patriarch are obliged to pay lip service for "tolerance" of the other faiths and peoples; to warn against world war; to denounce terrorism. It makes some meek criticisms of "consumerism" and it's impact on the environment.  Of course, there are two words that were intentionally omitted: Imperialism and capitalism. Through that omission, the two institutions are signaling that they will defend capitalism to the hilt.

  The fact that this "historic" summit was held in Cuba at the behest of the Castro regime, reveals the state of capitalist degeneration and the resurrection of reaction in that nation. To give their ossified regime life and legitimacy, the Castros have not only made their peace with capitalism and imperialism, but have facilitated the return of obscurantism and mysticism, as well as reviving Medieval philosophy in opposition to the Enlightenment.

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