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An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
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Thursday, February 05, 2004

A Tale of Two Countries and their Religions

…a brief lesson is offered from one Greek man to another in regards to another’s decision to convert to the specific breed of Protestantism being pandered by a newly arrived American missionary…

Why would you convert to this American’s religion? Have you ever been to America? I mean that country is in religious and moral chaos! Yes yes yes, they are the richest country in the world and 90% of them claim to believe in “god”, yet despite all their unfathomable wealth they still have poverty there and prefer to send robots to mars rather than feed their homeless! Imagine that! Do you know that they have the highest divorce rates in the world, and it is no wonder: even their last president could not keep his pants on, all the while attending the same sort of church your missionary friend comes from.

You should spend sometime in America first…they have thousands upon thousands of different kinds of Christian religions…just about one to suit every single individual! They change their religions constantly in a noble, albeit futile attempt to try and convert the people, and yet there is no improvement in the moral compass of that nation. Their TV still appeals to the basest of senses, sliding ever further into newer and newer levels of debauchery and their laws continue to support immorality. Money and sex are the real gods in America.

And violence! My Lord, that country has some of the highest violent crimes rates in the industrialized world. It is not safe to send your children to school there, you know? Because the kids all bring guns to school and you constantly hear about students going on shooting rampages. You know I actually saw video games there that they give to their children that allow them to kill, steal, and have sex with prostitutes! And you saw their “superbowl” right? That is their most cherished feastday in which they celebrate their patron saint – the sports hero and the sexy cheerleader! Remember that show in the middle of the game? Have you ever seen or heard such nonsense? This music that they give to their kids to idolize is full of nothing but sex, drugs, and money. The ONLY value in America is that everyone is entitled to their own opinion about values.

I will not speak of their wars – their foreign policy of bomb dropping – like when that same sex starved Baptist president sent his planes to kill our Orthodox brothers in Serbia.

On top of all this, they have no sense of community! They have turned their formerly religious holidays into hedonistic drinking, feasting, and sex parties with no sense of the sacred in them, and the protestants just plunder along trying to find the right approach to save their country…and not being able to do it decide to send their missionaries over here to convert you and I!

What for? To make our country look like America? Admittedly the money would be nice, but…


...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 7:13 AM [+]
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