Monday, July 29, 2013
Light From the East
We, and of course others, have often noted the totalitarian nature of same-sex "marriage" activism. When one redefines a part of reality, one cannot stop there.
One group of people who are well attuned to this creeping totalitarianism are the Russians, which is not surprising, given their experience of the 20th century.
Here's is a statement from Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, reported on July 22 in Asia News:
"The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has spoken out against countries that have approved same-sex marriage - which he has termed as 'dangerous signs of the Apocalypse' - and warns about the risk of dictatorship of free will.
On the occasion of the liturgy held on 21 July in Kazan Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church denounced the presence of colossal forces which aim to 'convince us all that the only real value is free will, and that no-one has the right to violate this value, even when a person chooses evil or a socially dangerous behavior'. 'Everything goes as long as it does not violate the rules of the civil law,' he added, recognizing how these norms 'easily fool.'
'In recent times, in a number of countries the choice of sin has been approved and justified by the law, and those who in good conscience, fight these laws imposed by a minority, are repressed', denounced the Patriarch. This, he said, is 'a dangerous sign of the apocalypse and we must do everything to ensure that in the area of Holy Rus this sin is never justified by the law, because that would mean that the nation has embarked on the path of' self-destruction".
The good young Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion, about whom we have posted before, echoed the Patriarch--(and both echo Pope Emeritus Benedict's description of "the dictatorship of relativism"), in an article published in Interfax on July 24:
"Modern Western states move to absolute dictatorship, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion believes.
'Nowadays state sets a principle of secularity, independency from any outside authority that is authorized to point out to violations of morals or rights,' the metropolitan writes in his article published in the Pravoslavnaya Beseda magazine.
"This powerful energy today strives to finally break with Christianity, which controlled its totalitarian impulses during seventeen centuries. Eventually, it unconsciously strives to set up an absolute dictatorship that demands total control over each member of society. Don't we move to it when 'for the sake of security' we agree to obligatory electronic passports, dactyloscopy for everyone, and photo cameras occurring everywhere? All these things can be easily used in other purposes that can also be interpreted as 'strengthening security measures,' Metropolitan Hilarion notes.
He believes that latest developments in the world is 'constituent restoration of Pax Romana, global international supremacy.' The metropolitan also says that if Roman authorities were in certain periods indifferent to immorality, today they strive to make 'immorality normal.'"