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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:25 pm

Russian Special Forces Are Turning to Paganism, Church Warns
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Russia’s athletes and military personnel are increasingly turning to ancient pagan beliefs, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church has warned.

The Orthodox church, a strong conservative force closely allied to the Kremlin, has expanded its presence in the Russian military with specially trained priests who are attached to individual units. The patriarch’s words are the latest volley in the church’s long battle against paganism, a tribal pre-Orthodox belief system.

“The church’s inaction often turns the promotion of a healthy lifestyle into a revival of pagan cults, including a pagan attitude toward the human body,” Patriarch Kirill said at a patriarchal commission on sports this week.

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Emphasis added.

The paganism story is mildly interesting to me, and I expect the Patriarch is exaggerating.

Same guy as in that video.

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But the emphasized bit mentioned in passing is a bigger story.

The current Russian army now has Orthodox priests as morale officers / political commissars. :o
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 am

↑ Don't most armies have chaplains?



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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:35 am

Witness wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 am
↑ Don't most armies have chaplains?
Attached to each unit?

In the US military "tell the chaplain" is colloquial for "tough shit". There's even an apocryphal story about a naive recruit who tells the chaplain, who then explains this.

I'm guessing that's not how it works in Russia.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:37 am

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:44 pm

We will take this proof of gOD's existence with a grain of salt:
Utah: Man Is Struck by Lightning While Masturbating to Bible

Mount Pleasant, UT | A repentant man from Utah was found in critical condition and rescued by Mt Pleasant patrol officers after the 66-year-old man allegedly told officers he had been masturbating to the Bible moments before being struck down by a lightning bolt.

The religious man who had decided to go for a stroll on Mount Pleasant that day was caught offset by a raging storm which ultimately might have cost him his life.

“Since my wife passed away last year, I often seek the tranquility of the hiking trails of Mount Pleasant,” he told local reporters. “I bring my Bible and meditate about God, Jesus and the Creation,” he explained. “I strongly believe God has punished me for my sinful ways that day and am glad God has given me a second chance to spread his word and tell my story,” he added.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:52 am

And I bet he thanks Gawd that he can still get a stiffy at 66.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:36 am

That's just how The Big Guy has an orgasm.

Utah Man has divine favor as indicated by the fact that he's still alive. :)
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Fid » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:00 pm

The Bible or the Book of Mormon?
Anyway what a great story for a Mormon "what happened/didn't happen because I was/was not wearing my Garment" session.
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Slightly dated Spanish humor:


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“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:09 pm

Could go in one of the political threads, but really this is a story of attempted sorcery not politics.

Franklin Graham asks public to pray for Trump over impeachment probe
The Hill
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Graham, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham and president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has stood firmly by Trump throughout his nearly three years in the White House.

He and a group of more than 250 evangelical leaders in March called for a "Special Day of Prayer" to protect Trump from his "enemies" who "continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency."

Graham also warned in early October that the U.S. "could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of lies and the media."


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Re: Heathens' corner

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:20 am

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:30 am

Fuck.
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:49 pm

Hindu worshippers pray to a disused public TOILET for more than a year after mistaking it for a temple
Daily Fail
  • Worshippers prayed outside the locked building in Maudaha in Hamirpur district
  • Building was painted saffron - the most sacred colour in the Hindu religion
  • Disused toilets have since been painted pink and the confusion has cleared up
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It's the intention that counts so the prayers were just as effective. :)
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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:21 am

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Hm-hm…

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Re: Heathens' corner

Post by sparks » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:51 pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA....
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