What Was Behind Georgia's Anti-Gay Ra...

What Was Behind Georgia's Anti-Gay Rally?

There are 10 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from May 23, 2013, titled What Was Behind Georgia's Anti-Gay Rally?. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

It was a gathering of clergymen worthy of a religious festival: a line of dozens of bearded priests in black robes, with heavy silver crosses hanging on their chests.

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#1 May 23, 2013
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT READ !!!

Will the priests ever be charged with "inciting to riot", or the rioters with "hooliganism"?

<hollow laugh>

DNF

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Since: Apr 07

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#2 May 23, 2013
I see once again that as long as people claim they are doing "God's Work" the laws don't apply to them.

Talk about special rights!

These priests are sad examples of their religion.

I will NOT worship a text that condones this kind of behavior or the "God" behind it.

DNF

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#3 May 23, 2013
To answer the headline, Religious bigotry. Same as what happened in Bosnia and Serbia.

What REALLY scares me is the number of people who agree with the guy who characterized Stalin as a good man.

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#4 May 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
I see once again that as long as people claim they are doing "God's Work" the laws don't apply to them.
Talk about special rights!
These priests are sad examples of their religion.
I will NOT worship a text that condones this kind of behavior or the "God" behind it.
Sorry to have to disagree with you ... vehemently.

These priests are absolutely perfect examples of their religion.

You have to know Orthodoxy (even a little) to see that.

DNF

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#5 May 23, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Sorry to have to disagree with you ... vehemently.
These priests are absolutely perfect examples of their religion.
You have to know Orthodoxy (even a little) to see that.
I humbly stand corrected.

It's getting to the point I'm almost ready to follow Anne Rice's example and no longer identify myself as a "Christian".

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#6 May 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I humbly stand corrected.
It's getting to the point I'm almost ready to follow Anne Rice's example and no longer identify myself as a "Christian".
WE certainly never have. It was one of the first heresies; not in the literal meaning of the appellation, but what the gentiles did with the term. And the leaven of both Phariseeism and Sadduceeism that infiltrated and later came to dominate it's various sects, especially "Orthodoxy", is a real study in cultural anthropology.

It also wasn't really Phariseeism and Sadduceeism in a very literal sense that took over, but those elements of both that made them so wrong: rigid formalism, traditionalism, biblicism, hierarchicalism, ritualism, etc.; ALL characteristics of the old Egyptian and Roman Imperial priesthoods as well as the corruptions of the Judean temple culture.

You are seeing in the news from the Eastern Orthodox countries the virulence of religion that most of our ancestors fled to America to leave. You are seeing, right before your eyes, the kind of fanaticism that burned the Great Library of Alexandria, and ushered Mediterranean civilization into the Dark Ages.

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#7 May 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I humbly stand corrected.
It's getting to the point I'm almost ready to follow Anne Rice's example and no longer identify myself as a "Christian".
Hypatia's defacto murderer (through his henchmen) was the bishop of Alexandria, Cyril.

When the current patriarch of Slavic Orthodoxy was elected, he chose as his name ... wait for it ... "Kirill I of Moscow".

And these two are chums:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirill_I_of_Mosc...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilia_II_of_Georg...

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Since: Apr 07

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#8 May 24, 2013
snyper wrote:
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WE certainly never have. It was one of the first heresies; not in the literal meaning of the appellation, but what the gentiles did with the term. And the leaven of both Phariseeism and Sadduceeism that infiltrated and later came to dominate it's various sects, especially "Orthodoxy", is a real study in cultural anthropology.
It also wasn't really Phariseeism and Sadduceeism in a very literal sense that took over, but those elements of both that made them so wrong: rigid formalism, traditionalism, biblicism, hierarchicalism, ritualism, etc.; ALL characteristics of the old Egyptian and Roman Imperial priesthoods as well as the corruptions of the Judean temple culture.
You are seeing in the news from the Eastern Orthodox countries the virulence of religion that most of our ancestors fled to America to leave. You are seeing, right before your eyes, the kind of fanaticism that burned the Great Library of Alexandria, and ushered Mediterranean civilization into the Dark Ages.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hcb8tmdC-sAXX&list=PLmgzr dFXCtCdGR5naqK_WxCcuu9hqN6Kn
Oh believe me I understand that. Remember I was around 10 during the '67 wars Israel had to fight. Then right next door, Jordan I think, we saw sectarian violence among Christians.

I've watched this country manipulate those areas for years and they finally figured out they could do the same here. With the same weapons - religion and fundamentalism. Then they joined that with the political powers and Anita and Fred, Jerry and Jim, etc. and all the sheep who followed them were born.

I saw so much in that video you sent me of the Rabbi and I understood what you were trying to say then, just as I do now. As I was watching I could see how much applied to not just "Orthodox" Jews, but also the R C C and many other Christian denominations.

Although I'm glad we've made such amazing progress recently I see the backlash building. What is going on over there could very well be us in not too many years.

I'm thrilled we won the BSA vote, yet I am SO OFFENDED the BSA is enjoying their spotlight for their "enlightened" change, while at the same time they insist on maintaining that adults gay men are all child molesters. The cosmic irony of the BSA vote and what is going on with Kaitlyn is downright eerie.
mike mason

Philippines

#9 Jun 7, 2013
i just wanted to let people know bevely finster is a scam i bought a few painting from her thinking her dad painting them and i found out she did most of the work
mike mason

Philippines

#10 Jun 7, 2013
i bought a few howard finster painting from beavely finster i guess she painted them and said her dad painted them she is a scam

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