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Posts Tagged ‘Aggressive Secularism’

Secular Europe Forces Orthodox Greece to Roll Out Sunday Trading

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 14, 2015

SecularismGreece is bankrupt and the world knows it. So does the Greek Orthodox Church (which is by no means bankrupt, and prays for ‘more Europe’). Is the secularity of Sunday trade a price worth paying for ‘more Europe’? Where is the economic morality in borrowing and borrowing to pay off concentric circles of never-ending debt? Man shall not live by bread alone. Nor can he live forever on someone else’s dough.

For the Greek Orthodox Church, Sunday is still special. It is the day when the Gospels are venerated among the people, and the Beatitudes are sung. It is communal: there are no abstractions. For the Orthodox, love is powerful and present. In their consciousness they carry the heritage of Xenophanes and Plato; mindful of their myth, yet fervent in their belief that the rites and practices of religion are necessary for the well-being of man and the smooth running of society. Secularity may present a kind of societal symmetry, but it can never transcend the world of sight or inspire awe. True religion involves moral and intellectual purification; ascent from lower to higher mysteries in order that the soul might apprehend and understand.

By all means, let the atheist Greek Prime Minister persuade his parliament that the Sunday is no longer sacred. They freely elected him, and, after all, the sabbath was made for man; not man for the sabbath. But let the Greek people know and understand that it was the EU – the secular Europe of the Enlightenment – cajoled by secular Germany in partnership with secular France, which contended that the conservative heritage of the Orthodox tradition was otiose, and that another cornerstone of Christendom must bow to the precepts of the euro-beast. They have no ears for the homilies John Chrysostom, and no eyes for the political vision of Basil the Great.

Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel may sing the same hymn of divine darkness in the choir of secular Europe, but the rich who neglect their suffering brothers and sisters will surely experience the pain of Dives in hell.

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My note: within days, before our very own eyes, the system of the beast punishes Orthodox Christian Greece — like what it’s doing against Orthodox Russia — it babysits helps build up Islamic republic of Iran…baby let’s make a deal…beastly Ramadan deal…

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Michael Coren: “Christianity is The most Abused Faith on Earth”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2012

 

The well-known English-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio and television talk show host. Michael Coren is growing increasingly impatient. He sees the world around him becoming dangerously intolerant of Christianity.

In the just-released Heresy: The Lies They Spread About Christianity, his 14th book, he writes that Christianity has become the most abused faith on Earth. “I believe the evidence is overwhelming … that Christianity is the main, central, most common, and most thoroughly and purposefully marginalized, obscured, and publicly and privately mis-represented belief system in the final decades of the twentieth century and the opening years of the twenty-first century.” He rails that the same intellectual class that so quickly condemns anything Christian will do cartwheels to explain away Islamic terrorism. National Post religion reporter Charles Lewis spoke to Mr. Coren in his Toronto home this week about his latest book — the second in a year in which the broadcaster does battle with Christianity’s enemies — and the place of Christians in what he sees as a hostile world.

 

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British Government: Christians Have No Right To Wear Cross At Work

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 11, 2012

In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross.

It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work.

A document seen by The Sunday Telegraph discloses that ministers will argue that because it is not a “requirement” of the Christian faith, employers can ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so.

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