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‘Something Very Important Disappeared from People’s Lives…’

As people struggle to make sense out of what happened in Las Vegas (Was it a false flag? Was Paddock a patsy? Were there multiple gunmen? Did a shooting even happen? Ciu bono, who benefits?–the questions are endless), a quote from one of the articles I’m posting below particularly resonates, or at least it does for me…

“The fundamental rupture in the traditional way of life – and I am now speaking … of the spiritual and cultural self-consciousness of the people – was possible only for the reason that something very important had disappeared from peoples’ lives.”

The quote is from Russian Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who was speaking of the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. After the Bolsheviks seized power, something very, very important began to disappear from the lives of the Russian people–their Christian faith.

Much the same has happened in America. The bedrock of Christian values is now gone. In its place we have a society fricasseed in official lies, a landscape in which “lies beget other lies,” as one analyst puts it, to the point where no one can really believe anything, and where outbursts of mass insanity become increasingly common. People may be interested in reading Paul Craig Roberts’ commentary on the Las Vegas shooting. The gist of it is there is really no way to know what happened because the lies are so pervasive. But there is a way out of this.

Below are a couple of articles from a new website–Russian Faith. The site is dedicated to exploring the rather amazing Christian renaissance now taking place in Russia. The first article deals with comments by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, who issues some sage advice to Europe over its immigration policies and its own abandonment of Christian faith. The second article deals with Putin’s own embrace of Christianity and Russia’s rejection of the “separation of church and state” concept that has in many ways helped bring about America’s downfall.

And beneath all that you’ll see a video about the Russian Faith website.

The thing to remember in all of this is that “something very important” has disappeared from our lives here in the West. But it is possible to get it back again. ]

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Russian Church Leader Warns EU on Immigration, Preserving Cultural Identity

Elizabeth Scalia

(Hilarion Alfeyev is a very prominent and influential leader of the Russian church. He is one of the top 3-4 church leaders in Russia, the ‘foreign minister’ of the Russian Church, responsible for its relations with other churches and countries.)

Participating in a London conference on the topic of “The Christian Future of Europe,” Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, head of the External Relations Departments of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate, spoke on September 22 at the Russian Embassy to Great Britain, and his talk was something of a warning to the Churches of the West.

Opening his talk with an acknowledgement of Christian persecution throughout the world, and armed with research figures hewn from recent PEW polls and other studies, Hilarion painted a grim but up-to-date and accurate picture of what Christianity is currently facing due to migration and Western secularization, and also what the future of Christianity will look like without a deep and strenuous effort at evangelization.

The Archbishop [sic] presented a sobering look at how migration is impacting Europe:

“According to figures by the European Union agency Frontex, more than 1.8 million migrants entered the EU in 2015 alone … the number of migrants in Europe has increased from 49.3 million people in 2000 to 76.1 million people in 2015.”

“The other reason for the transformation of the religious map of Europe,” said Hilarion, “is the secularization of European society. Figures in a British opinion poll indicate that more than half of the country’s inhabitants – for the first time in history – do not affiliate themselves to any particular religion.”

This trend is not holding true in Russia, where an identification with faith is on the upswing, although “many defined themselves as ‘religious to some degree’ or ‘not too religious’ … However, the number of people who define themselves as being ‘very religious’ is growing steadily.”

That good news must be balanced an understanding of the rapid decline of religious practice in Europe and North America, and here Hilarion suggested that history must be given its due study, as a warning:

“I would like to remind you all that in Russia before 1917 nobody ever proposed that the collapse of a centuries-old Christian empire would happen and that it would be replaced by an atheistic totalitarian regime. And even when that did happen, few believed that it was serious and for long.”

“The modern-day decline of Christianity in the western world may be compared to the situation in the Russian Empire before 1917.”

“The revolution and the dramatic events which followed it have deep spiritual, as well as social and political, reasons. Over many years the aristocracy and intelligentsia had abandoned the faith, and were then followed by common people.”

“His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke of this in January 2017:

“The fundamental rupture in the traditional way of life – and I am now speaking … of the spiritual and cultural self-consciousness of the people – was possible only for the reason that something very important had disappeared from peoples’ lives, in the first instance those people who belonged to the elite. In spite of an outward prosperity and appearance, the scientific and cultural achievements, less and less place was left in peoples’ lives for a living and sincere belief in God, an understanding of the exceptional importance of values belonging to a spiritual and moral tradition.”

Hilarion seemed to reserve a special condemnation of the resistance to religion demonstrated by the European Union:

And when half a century after the creation of the European Union its constitution was being written, it would have been natural for the Christian Churches to expect that the role of Christianity as one of the European values to have been included in this document, without encroaching upon the secular nature of the authorities in a unified Europe.

But, as we know, this did not happen.

The European Union, when writing its constitution, declined to mention its Christian heritage even in the preamble of the document.

I firmly believe that a Europe which has renounced Christ will not be able to preserve its cultural and spiritual identity.

The Archbishop’s [sic] full speech may be read here.

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Putin’s Christian Vision

By Iben Thranholm

Putin continuously makes it clear that he envisions Russia as a Christian country.

In 2014, Putin called for the restoration of Kremlin’s historic Chudov (“of the Miracle”) and Voznesensky (Ascension) monasteries both of which were destroyed by the Bolsheviks.  He also wants another church destroyed by the Bolsheviks in the Kremlin to be rebuilt.

While the project is currently on hold until a scientific research is completed on the sites, the intent itself is symbolic.

The Kremlin is both the political and historic center not just of Moscow but of Russia.  By calling for the restoration of these Christian buildings Putin repudiated the Soviet legacy with its atheist ideology and its record of anti-Christianity and reaffirms Orthodoxy as the heart of Russian culture.

A key element of Putin’s worldview is not just his commitment to the Russian Orthodox Church as an institution, but also his admiration for three 19th and 20th century Russian Christian philosophers—Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Solovyov and Ivan Ilyin, all of whom he often quotes in his speeches.  Russia’s regional governors were even instructed to read the works of these philosophers during their 2014 winter holidays.

The key message of these philosophers is of Russia’s messianic role in world history and of its need to preserve itself through Orthodoxy and restoration of its historic borders.

Studying the causes of Russia’s 20th century tragedy, Ilyin wrote:

The Russian revolution is a reflection of the religious crisis we are living through now, an attempt to establish an anti-Christian public and state system thought up by Friedrich Nietzsche and economically and politically realized by Karl Marx. This anti-Christian virus was exported to Russia from the West…..

Losing our bond with God and the Christian tradition, mankind has become morally blind and gripped by materialism, irrationalism and nihilism.

In Ilyin’s view, the way to overcome this global moral crisis is for people to return to “eternal moral values”, which he defined as “faith, love, freedom, conscience, family, motherland and nation” but above all “faith and love”.

To make Russia great again the Russian people should believe in God.  This faith will strengthen their minds and willpower.  It will make them strong enough to overcome themselves.”

Ilyin believed in the religious gift and talent of the Russian soul.  In his words,

Russian history is all about morality triumphing over difficulties, temptations, dangers and enemies.”

For their part Solovyov and Berdyaev argued that the historic mission of Russia is to lead the way to human unification.  Russia would transcend secularism and atheism and create a unified spiritual kingdom.  “The Russian messianic conception,” said Berdyaev, “always exalted Russia as a country that would help to solve the problems of humanity.”

In his biography entitled “First person“, Putin says the first line in any Russian law code should be moral values and that Russia has to be concerned as much with its spiritual position as its geographical one.

To understand Putin’s vision of Russia, his views on spirituality and his study of Christian thinkers such as Ilyin, Solovyov and Berdyaev, must be taken into account.

9 thoughts on “‘Something Very Important Disappeared from People’s Lives…’

  1. I believe that people were murdered at the Vegas massacre, despite all the conflicting stories. I also believe that the same SOBs who did 9/11 were behind the Vegas massacre..

    Das Juden were kicking off another Satanic festival, Yom Kippur, so a large blood sacrifice–like Vegas–makes for a nice offering to their G-d, the Lord of Light.

    • Die Juden, Greg, die Juden, not das. Not trying to be pedantic, nobody cares anyway, otherwise you wouldn’t have gotten away with it for so long. Consider me grammar fiend in this instance. 🙂

  2. S. Kierkegaard wrrote once …” our generation managed to DESTROY the AUTHORITY of God and in the process it WILL destroy Itself..”
    WE are the final witnesses of this destruction. People cannot live in the civilization that has been constructed on Christian values, .without being authentic Christian themselves. It just doesn’t work like that. We cannot have the cake and eat it.

  3. here is almost a ‘prophetic’ essay , written about 100 years ago by H. Belloc, British Catholic writer. He ended the article with these ominous lines, which are becoming true as we speak.

    “….There it is quite wrong, and upon that note I will end. Men do not live long without gods; but when the gods of the New Paganism come they will not be merely insufficient, as were the gods of Greece, nor merely false; they will be EVIL .
    One might put it in a sentence, and say that the New Paganism, foolishly expecting satisfaction, WILL FALL , before it knows where it is, INTO SATANISM ….”
    http://www.catholictradition.org/Classics/belloc2-1.htm

  4. few more important quotes:.
    “..“….So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense.
    Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer.
    Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct…..”
    ― Malcolm Muggeridge, Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society
    ———————————————-
    …Fear NOT the world, neither poverty , nor wretchedness, nor sickness, nor need , nor opposition, , nor men’s injustice, their insults, their ill-treatment, have fear of nothing that can destroy the outward man , fear not him who can kill the body–
    – BUT FEAR THYSELF , fear what CAN KILL faith, and therewith can kill for thee Jesus Christ, namely the offence , which another indeed can give , but which yet is impossible if thou dost not take it. Fear and tremble for faith is contained in a fragile, earthen vessel, in the possibility of the offence.
    Blessed is he who is not offended in Him, but believes….”

    by Soren Kierkegaard: “Training in Christianity”.

  5. The revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia seems to be a positive development of finally overcoming the devastating influence of the Bolsheviks. And just maybe it is what the people need. Good for them.

    On the other hand, maybe it’s time to take a second look at the Catholic Church and its practices. Anyone, who still overlooks the widespread abuse of children, especially young boys, should be struck by lightning at the altar. And don’t forget the American Mega Churches with their million dollar pastors. I don’t know about you, but would you give credence to one of those guys representing you in front of the eyes of God?

    I’m still of the opinion that you don’t need a middleman to connect with your source. If it is in you, and it is, pulpits, hokus-pokus and the inevitable collection bag are not necessary. Fathers, pastors, priests, never mind bishops and cardinals are getting rich by sucking the money out of the poor goy’s pocket who thinks he is on the way to salvation. If not in this life, maybe the next. Looks like a jew-set-up to me.

    I don’t believe in end-time prophecies, there have been too many to count. But here is an interesting take on the Catholic Church:
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?=158961

  6. Was this shooter a victim of the opioid epidemic ???,psychotropic drugs used for mental illnesses such as deep depression can alter personality aswell as mood

  7. “…a double minded man is unstable in all his ways…”

    “…No man can serve two masters…”

    one of the undeniable truths concerning the so-called “Catholic”
    religion is the failure to teach the Old Testament to the children
    since the so-called “Church” isn’t actually a manifestation of
    the Good News of the Messiah for “Israel”…& “Mankind”….but
    actually “runs interference” for the Synagogue of Satan –
    “Money Changers & Pharisees” Bad Faith religion also known
    as Talmudic Judaism….which is NOT the Covenant that the
    Almighty Made with Abraham concerning the Children of Israel
    who are called [ADMONISHED] to be a Kingdom of Kings and
    Priests…EXECUTING RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT !!!!

    FIRST THING DAILY….!!!

    ox in the ditch or no ox in the ditch

    Muggeridge

    “Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself,

    [Western man is not the Money Changers & Pharisees “Agenda”
    and their Talmudic terrorist “PROSELYTES” that print currency
    and own the media…and pay the crack whores in Congress
    and HATE JESUS – –

    – Christendom/Western Nations/Israel/Europe –

    ….are not supposed to be “JEW” worshipping !!! –
    A Violation of the 1st Commandment…Kings & Priests are to
    distinguish between the sacred & the profane,
    that which is holy from that which is unholy,
    clean from unclean…”Israel” from “Jew”…! Rev 3:9]
    ————-

    creating his own boredom out of his own affluence,
    his own vulnerability out of his own strength,
    his own impotence out of his own erotomania,
    himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down,
    and having convinced himself that he was too numerous,
    labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer.
    Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility,
    and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction,
    he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct…..”

    actually,

    A Kingdom of Priests.
    One of the foundational principles of the Israelite covenant with
    The Almighty at Sinai was that the nation as a whole would become
    “a kingdom of priests” ( Exod 19:6a )….<—-[look for a talmudic "Jew"]
    .
    … in the theology of the Old Testament overall,
    however, this expression seems to support two main ideas
    corresponding to the surrounding statements that
    covenant Israel would become the
    "special treasure" of the Almighty and a
    "holy nation" …***[Means NO JEWS]***
    "Jews" by definition are ANTI-CHRIST !!!
    ( Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 ).

    First, the closest Old Testament parallel is Isaiah 61:6 (cf. 66:21 ),
    which designates the nation of Israel as the priestly mediators for all the
    "Israelite" nations…"Christendom/Europe/Kingdom of Israel/Israelites"
    of the world when they come to worship the Almighty on Mount Zion.
    Zephaniah 3:9…!!!

    http://israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/

    This seems to be part of the intended meaning in Exodus 19:5b-6a as well,
    since Israel was to become the special treasure among all the peoples.
    "Although the whole earth is mine,
    you will be for me a kingdom of priests"
    (in Hebrew the "you" is emphatic, contrasting Israel with the other nations).

    "Yiddish speaking" Proselytes to Talmudic Judaism from the
    land of Gog & Magog cannot be Israel…!

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/10/06/israel-lobby-destroyed-americans-first-amendment-rights/

    so "Western man" {Israelites} could connect with the Almighty through
    the blood of the Messiah and actually understand what Jesus is
    saying in Matthew 13:39-43.

    http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2017/10/antifa-is-celebrating-las-vegas-massacre.html

    can anyone hear the rocks and trees screaming…

    the children of Israel in Genesis 49 did not 'Turn into' "Jews"
    in the Old Testament : The Old Testament [Covenant] with
    "Israel" had nothing to do with the BAD FAITH RELIGION
    called TALMUDIC JUDAISM…the synagogue of satan
    "Jewish" religion …Mass Murder for Filthy Lucre.

    calling the "Jewish" state of Bolshevik/Zionist /
    ANTI-CHRIST …"Jews" – "Israel" is a manifestation
    of double mindedness and a toxic display of
    spiritual blindness…

    just sayin' …

    "Israel" in the Bible is not about the "Jewish" people
    and the Modern day "Jewish" people are Not Israel.

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