Σάββατο, 10 Ιουνίου 2017

Did the Greek Orthodox Church retain the Greek language?

Christians want to proselytize so they are not always frank as they should be. For them truth is the Truth of Yahweh, as with rest of the words love, peace, justice, faith, hope, reason, knowledge, science and all the other terms they use. So they tell people what they want to hear and if they are proselytised, then they will learn to accept the other facts they don't like little by little.
One lie the Greek Orthodox Christians keep repeating is that it is the accomplishment of the Church that Greeks speak greek today, so every Greek should keep believing the doctrines of the Eastern Orthodox Church; they say 'respect', but in the end it comes to total submittance to their faith.
The Eastern Church uses Greek, because it was dominant in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. The Catholics always used latin and the other orthodox churches use the language of their followers. However the most striking example of the Greek Church's indifference to Hellenic Civilisation is the fact that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, stopped using Greek as a language on its homepage. Everything is only in English. Of course this won't stop them from repeating it all the time.


Κυριακή, 28 Μαΐου 2017

Orthodox priest against miarophagia

Miarophagia is when someone is eating packed food, as the packages have barcodes and the www. sign. So someone brought cakes to him, and he throws them away. He uses the internet thought, world wide web, and a camera. His cows seem to like them though.

Orthodox Priest against devilATM and devilcards

Today the  priest shows his Taekwondo skills against an ATM.

Orthodox Priest against Satanic Telecommunication Tower

Armed with a sling the new David fights against the new Goliath, a telecommunication tower.

Of course that tower was brought by Hebrew Zionists and not by any greek bureau. The antennas are the horns of Satan and each of them has thousands of demons. Those who can't see them do not have the grace of Yahweh, but the priest sees them, like wasps they are flying around the antennas. The exorcism doesn't bring the expected results, so the rest must be repelled by stones. The first demon was hit on his ear, the second was hit on the head and fell on the ground. Sometimes he announces that he misses, probably the stone gets through the tower without hitting anything. He challenges all Hebrews to fight him if they dare. He says he needs warriors to help for the struggle against all evil; he doesn't say who will provide the slings. However the demons remain.
And then comes the truth. Christian love is not the stupid love that everybody fathoms. Christian love is about destroying everything that sends people to hell; electronic cards, mobile phones, money... . At the end after another exorcism and some spiting the video ends without announcing if there was any success or not.

Σάββατο, 27 Μαΐου 2017

Now Islamists want all statues removed, everywhere


Following the removal of Lady Justice’s statue from Supreme Court premises, now Islamist groups want demolition of statues installed across Bangladesh.
Hundreds under Bangladesh Khelafat Andolan marched in Dhaka today chanting slogans of such demand and thanking the government for taking down Lady Justice.
Mufti Fakhrul Islam, youth affairs secretary of the Islamist platform, came up with the demand while talking to reporters near national mosque Baitul Mukarram after Juma prayers.
“We initially demanded for removal of the murti (sculpture) at SC premises as it’s located very close to the National Eidgah where we offer Eid prayers,” he said.
He thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for “fulfilling her oath of removing the statue”.
“We hope the prime minister will take steps to remove all statues across the Muslim-majority country,” he said.
The statue of Lady Justice was taken down in the late hours of last night, a month after Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam demanded its removal from the Supreme Court premises.
Earlier on April 11, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with the Alem and Ulema from Qawmi madrasas said she personally did not like the statue on the SC premises either.
Later on April 17, Hasina told her cabinet colleagues that she had asked the CJ either to remove the statue or reinstall it at another place so that it cannot be seen from the National Eidgah.
The removal sparked a wave of protest in the social media. This morning, protests broke out at Dhaka University, where police used tear gas shells and water cannons to quell protesters.

Greek goddess statue removed in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry


26 May 2017
Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists.
The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal by Friday.
They claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and it prompted mass protests in the capital, Dhaka.
PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to its removal, but secular groups opposed it.
Activists from an Islamist group participate in a protest calling for the removal of a statue in front of the Supreme Court, in Dhaka on March 3, 2017.
Workers came with equipment and a crane at midnight to uproot the controversial statue, the BBC's Bangla service reported.
The statue is being removed to maintain peace, said its creator Mrinal Haque.
Analysts say this is a sign of the rising tension between Islamic conservatism and liberal values in Bangladesh.
Protesters have long asserted that the figure, which held the familiar sword and scales of justice in her hands, amounted to idolatry.
In February, conservative Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam led protests and threatened to spread the demonstrations across the country if the statue was not removed.
Many of those protesting will have been followers of Hefazat-e-Islam, but observers have also pointed to increasing conservatism among the general public.
The tension between such forces and secular voices has been one of the defining themes in Bangladesh over the last few years.

Πέμπτη, 25 Μαΐου 2017

The Fall of a Syrian Pagan


The Fall of a Syrian Pagan
Jason Pitzl-Waters —  March 21, 2013 — 85 Comments

Earlier this week I pointed to the fact that modern Paganism is now a global phenomenon. That we aren’t simply a small religious movement isolated to North America and the UK, and that we will increasingly be affected by issues we thought relegated to “over there.” Things that “aren’t our problem.” When I wrote that piece I knew that “Yana,” a Syrian Pagan, and friend of Pagan Newswire Collective Managing Editor Cara Schulz, had been killed, but it wasn’t my story to tell, my obituary to write. Today, at PNC-Minnesota, Cara tells the story of her death, learned through another Middle Eastern source that she considers reliable.

    “What happened to her is so ugly I’m struggling to … I can’t even finish that sentence.  I’ll just tell you what I have learned, and although I trust this source, there is no way for me to independently confirm this.  Some time in late June, Yana’s brother, who had become radicalized, informed the rebels that his sister was a Pagan.  They took her, tortured her, then her brother publicly denounced her as a whore and a witch.  After that, she was drug out onto the street, raped, and killed.

    What I remember about Yana is she was always joking, always smiling.  She injected joy into everything she did, from talking about the Gods she honored to showing off her latest hair style.  She had more hair combs than anyone I’ve ever known.  She wanted to come to America and eat bacon.  She was fascinated and repelled by the thought of bacon so I would tell her about putting it in chocolate and on maple ice cream.  She was nervous about getting married.  Her father doted on her and she worried a husband might not be so kind or forgiving of her free spirit.  She told me younger men like to show how manly they are so she thought about telling her parents to find an older man for her to marry.  It was hard to see her become less exuberant as the fighting started, and then drew closer.  To see fear creep in and hear from her less often.   How sad she was that she never left her home anymore because it wasn’t safe.”

In January, Schulz wrote about how the small and isolated number of modern Pagans in places like Syria and Egypt were falling silent as fighting and political turmoil reached new heights.

    “The situation in Syria appears to be more grave, according to the last messages I received from the five Pagans I chat with regularly. They spoke of the fighting and how places looked like Beirut, buildings just shells of themselves, rubble blocking the streets. They detailed neighbors going missing. Islamic fundamentalist patrols that monitor behavior and took violent action against people who violated rules and customs. They debated fleeing, worried about being outed as a Pagan, and started destroying or burying altars. Three began attending local mosques to show their devotion to Islam.

    Yana dropped off first.  I last heard from her in June of 2012.  Bayan, another Syrian Pagan, also hadn’t heard from her but said fighting in her area was intense.  He said he had seen patrols targeting young women and men, beating them and he said it was rumored they were raping them.  He thought perhaps she fled to a safer area or was silent to avoid detection.”

These aren’t Christians or Muslims accused of sorcery, these aren’t dissidents accused of heresy, these are our people. These are modern Pagans, people interested in reviving their own culture’s pre-Christian past, people who were, and are, deeply curious about what their Western cousins were doing, what we were thinking. These were our people killed in this conflict “over there.” Our people in hiding, on the run, pretending to be (the right kind of) Muslims, trying to survive. The situation brings to mind a classic chant often used as public Pagan rituals by Morning Feather and Will Shepardson.

    “We are an old people, we are a new people, we are the same people, stronger than before.”

To my mind, the chant was about continuity, about solidarity. That modern Pagans were diverse, that we came from different sources, but that we were a movement who were now coming together to be stronger, to declare ourselves to the world. It’s time that our movement claimed the full responsibility for our success. We have been working a global spell for the last fifty years, telling everyone that the Witches, the Pagans, the Heathens, the old ways, were back, that everyone who felt that connection should embrace it, should return to the old gods, should join us in becoming a movement of people who were stronger than when we fell before. The spell has worked, now we must embrace what it has brought us, however imperfect, or inconvenient, or painful some of it may be. When you try to change the dominant religious paradigms of the world, people will die, they will be placed in danger by mobs who want power, who fear change, who want to establish never-ending towers of dominance. This is not hyperbole, because far from the (relative) privilege and safety of the West, there are people who heard our chants, our calls, and are now hiding and dying as a result.

What can we do? What should we do? We start by engaging with the world, by re-doubling our interfaith efforts, by supporting the organizations that are sending people to speak for us. Beyond that, we can support Doctors Without Borders, who have a long and positive track-record of helping people in war-stricken lands (there’s an option to earmark for Syria), and we can educate ourselves on all those issues “over there.” This self-education doesn’t mean we all have to agree on how we should respond, but we can at least start from a place of awareness when we do have these conversations. Finally, we can pray, do magic, and do ritual, for all Pagans across the world endangered because of who they are, because of where they are, realizing that such workings are the prelude, not the end-point, of action.