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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:21 pm

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From Geluck's Le Chat (The Cat), another crazy Belgian. :mrgreen:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:49 am

Damn. If there's one country you'd figure doesn't have Commie Peaceniks, it's Russia. :)

Russian Orthodox Church considers ending blessings for nuclear weapons
Catholic News Agency
Moscow, Russia, Jul 10, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The Russian Orthodox Church is debating an end to the practice of blessing large scale weapons, including nuclear missiles.

Last month, a committee on ecclesial law met in Moscow and recommended ending the practice of blessing missiles and warheads, and suggested that priests should instead bless only individual soldiers and their personal weapons.

According to a report by Religion News Service, Bishop Savva Tutunov of the Moscow Patriarchate said that it would be more appropriate to bless only the warrior who is defending their country, and their own personal weapon--instead of bombs.

“One can talk about the blessing of a warrior on military duty in defense of the fatherland,” said Tutunov.

“At the end of the corresponding ritual, the personal weapon is also blessed — precisely because it is connected to the individual person who is receiving the blessing. By the same reasoning, weapons of mass destruction should not be sanctified,” he said.

The proposal to end the blessings for larger weapons has yet to be approved by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Weapons systems, including Topol-class intercontinental ballistic missiles, are frequently blessed by members of the Russian Orthodox clergy during military parades and other events. These blessings are seen as a way of spiritually protecting the country.

In 2007, Russia’s nuclear weapons were consecrated in a service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow. In Russian Orthodoxy, the patron saint of Russia’s nuclear weapons is St. Seraphim.

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:07 am

Won't the un-blessing drastically decrease the weapons' yield? :(

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:17 am

Back during the Cold War, the USA was the religious one, but I don't recall anyone blessing the nukes.

And we won without dropping them in anger. :)
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+200 holy damage.

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 am

"And 3 shall be the number of the count. Not 2, nor shall it be 4. But it shall be 3. And 3 having been counted..."

Damned fools. Now that the Rooskies have Gawd back on their side, I suppose they're capable of just about anything Lil' Puties heart desires, eh?

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:54 am

Anglican Church of Canada apologizes for spiritual harm to Indigenous Peoples

'We demonized their spiritual traditions — and it's time for us to own up to that history,' says Fred Hiltz

In an open letter published Friday, the leader of the Anglican Church of Canada apologized for its "cultural and spiritual arrogance" that caused harm to Indigenous Peoples.

"We followed too much the devices of our hearts in trying to remake Indigenous Peoples in our image," Fred Hiltz, the most senior archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, told CBC News.

"We belittled their traditional teachings, we banned their ceremonies, we demonized their spiritual traditions — and it's time for us to own up to that history."

The apology acknowledged what the church's called its sins of "arrogance in dismissing Indigenous spiritualities ... as being incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus," of declaring Indigenous teachings to be pagan and primitive and of banning smudging, ceremonial pipes, drumming, potlatches and other cultural practices. It acknowledged that these acts caused "intergenerational spiritual harm."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/angl ... -1.5209821

Getting woke, all superstitions are respectable, not just our own brand. :mrgreen:

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 am

In pictures: US gun-blessing ceremony

Hundreds of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary church members get their guns blessed in Pennsylvania.

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The Rev Yeon Ah Lee-moon with her golden gun - the church is a small group that splintered away from the Unification Church founded by her father-in-law, the late self-proclaimed messiah Rev Sun Myung-moon
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43231638 (more pics)