The Orthodox Church is deeply out of touch with social reality, and it has negative impact on life in so called orthodox countries. The orthodox militants do not see what is really happening in secular society and they are masters of mafia-style.
On the Bishops' Council (the supreme administration body of the Russian Orthodox Church; it is convened by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia and the Holy Synod) which was being held in Moscow from 24 to 29 June had concluded with the adoption of a key document on freedom and human rights. Its principles at times present a direct challenge to widely accepted concepts of human rights. The church, for example, says abortion and homosexuality cannot be defended as basic rights. Such issues are seen as a product of the Western notion of human rights, which church representatives argue does not apply to Russia and should be replaced by Orthodox principles. To that end, the Moscow Patriarchate has invited Russian and international human rights activists for a "full-scale" discussion of the basic principles. It has also called for a reexamination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The basic principles also include tenets on a wide range of issues, including blasphemy (which "shall not be justified by the rights of artist, writer, or journalist"), foreign relations (civilizations "should not impose their lifestyle patterns on other civilizations"), and the relationship between state and citizen ("manipulation of people's conscience and choice by government agencies, political powers, economic and information elites is dangerous for the society").
Following to the Russian clericals, Bulgarian orthodox ones said that the motherland is more important than human rights. A permanent conflict has been kindled between the Moscow and the Constantinople Patriarchates and Bulgarian priests are divided in two camps according to that opposition.
And it all comes at a time when the Russian Orthodox Church is enjoying massive influence in Kremlin policy-making.
Russian President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev greeted His Holiness the Patriarch Alexius II after the festive prayer service. He believes it to be a positive consequence of the revival of the Church. The head of the Russian Federation remarked that thanks to the Orthodox faith Russian culture acquired Biblical values on which the system of moral ideals common for the country is built.
Some funny “documentary” photos of the Russian President and the Russian Holy Synod after the festive prayer (only ten because it is the maximum number of allowed links):http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18876http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18883http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18920http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18880http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18878http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18921http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18879http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18877http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18885http://forum.abv.bg/index.php?act=Attac ... t&id=18922
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