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(Hot Air)   While Joel Osteen is buying teeth whitener in America, these Orthodox priests are waging peace in Ukraine (with the best "You Shall Not Pass" pose you'll see all day)   (hotair.com) divider line 35
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2014-01-23 08:36:21 PM
5 votes:
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Above are the priests of the Orthodox Church. Meanwhile, the priest of the Greek Catholic Church are taking side with the protesters, and the government warned them they are facing lawsuits.
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2014-01-23 08:15:55 PM
5 votes:
Sometimes reminding Christians to act like Christians works!
2014-01-23 09:04:08 PM
4 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


Actually his teachings in some ways are even more harmful than the fire breathing burn the gays type! While he appears soft spoken, intelligent and preaches seemingly kind words, his prosperity gospel is actually very dangerous and a direct contradiction to what the Bible is all about.

His 'if you donate $10 to me and help a stranger up the steps, God will bless you with a Lamboghini tomorrow' type messages create a whole cabal of poisoned minds with unrealistic expectations of Christianity and a disdain for the poor because if you're poor it means you're a bad guy or obviously didn't do enough for God!
2014-01-23 07:58:51 PM
4 votes:
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Rock on, brethren!
2014-01-23 08:51:31 PM
3 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


The contrast here is that these guys have actually read and understand the Bible and are walking the walk instead of using enriching themselves and build a temple to Mammon. These guy are putting their lives on the line to try to save lives and bring a little peace to the world, and as such are 1000 times the Christian a megachurch preacher is.
2014-01-23 08:37:14 PM
3 votes:

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That second photo is phenomenal. You crop that a little more nicely and that's a pulitzer prize winner.
2014-01-23 08:03:32 PM
3 votes:
if this was the attitude of the clergy of *any* Christian church in the US, I wouldn't have stopped going to church after years of looking for a new denomination
2014-01-23 08:00:21 PM
3 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


Summed up version: The Ukraine is very important to the Russians.  It's their breadbasket and the Russians like having buffer space between them and their perceived enemies.  They also consider the Ukraine to be 'theirs' and it's historically been subjugated by the Russians.

The Ukrainian people want closer ties to the west and the EU in particular.  The Ukrainian government is pro-Russian.

Thus, the conflict.
2014-01-23 07:25:38 PM
3 votes:
Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.
2014-01-24 03:15:01 AM
2 votes:

Infernalist: DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.

Summed up version: The Ukraine is very important to the Russians.  It's their breadbasket and the Russians like having buffer space between them and their perceived enemies.  They also consider the Ukraine to be 'theirs' and it's historically been subjugated by the Russians.

The Ukrainian people want closer ties to the west and the EU in particular.  The Ukrainian government is pro-Russian.

Thus, the conflict.


More to the point, a major organizational touchstone of the Rus tribe(s) of Slavs (hence the name "Russians") happened in Kyiv - the period is known historically as "Kyivan-Rus".  Almost a century after Kyiv's establishment, one of the rulers, Volodimir (Vladimir) the Great, brought Christianity to the people.  Over time, various nobles were given (or took) principalities or Grand Duchies in the territories farther away from Kyiv - one of which, the Grand Duchy of Moscow, became especially powerful.  So, in the post-Soviet period, Russian leaders who want to appeal to sentimental ideas of "united Rus" or Russian Orthodox notions of the "birthplace" of Russian Christianity either talk of "friendly" common union with Ukraine, or outright annexation.  Either way, it's potentially quite politically dangerous if a Russian leader were to "lose" Ukraine to their perceived enemy (or at least, any country or group of countries that is not Russian/Slavic in origin).

Also, there's a roughly east-west divide in Ukraine - the country is geographically split roughly in half by the Dnieper river; the eastern half is surrounded by Russia and the Black Sea.  Under the Soviet Union, many factories were built in the east and ethnic Russians were encouraged to move there to work in those factories.  Thus, after the fall of the Soviet Union, much of the east is still largely Russian-speaking and has pro-Russian sympathies. (It's not a perfect geographic split - some of the southern part of the country to the west of the river is primarily Russian-speaking, and some of the northern part of the country to the east of the river has pro-West sentiments, but you get the idea.)

The western Ukraine borders Poland, small parts of Slovakia and Hungary, Romania, and Moldova as well as the Black Sea.  For quite some time pre-WWII a large part of the west was part of Poland under the Polish monarchy, either via intermarriage with local Ukrainian nobility, or through military conquest (this territory was later absorbed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire).  The west has historically had an active independence movement of some kind while occupied, and has preserved the Ukrainian language (which is similar but different than Russian). It generally does not appreciate Russian intervention and looks West.

This is complicated by Russia's lending of money to Ukraine, to the tune of several billion dollars.
2014-01-24 01:10:03 AM
2 votes:
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2014-01-23 11:35:12 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Infernalist: DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.

Summed up version: The Ukraine is very important to the Russians.  It's their breadbasket and the Russians like having buffer space between them and their perceived enemies.  They also consider the Ukraine to be 'theirs' and it's historically been subjugated by the Russians.

The Ukrainian people want closer ties to the west and the EU in particular.  The Ukrainian government is pro-Russian.

Thus, the conflict.

Yeah, I'm aware. When I said "what the fark is happening", I meant it in the Jerry Seinfeld sense of exasperation, not actually asking. I was unclear.


To make things even more interesting:  In addition to  Klitschko's faction fighting the government, you also have Yulia's people.  She's still in prison (on jacked up charges, apparently)

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2014-01-23 11:26:57 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Infernalist: DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.

Summed up version: The Ukraine is very important to the Russians.  It's their breadbasket and the Russians like having buffer space between them and their perceived enemies.  They also consider the Ukraine to be 'theirs' and it's historically been subjugated by the Russians.

The Ukrainian people want closer ties to the west and the EU in particular.  The Ukrainian government is pro-Russian.

Thus, the conflict.

Yeah, I'm aware. When I said "what the fark is happening", I meant it in the Jerry Seinfeld sense of exasperation, not actually asking. I was unclear.


Speaking of Seinfeld, really, no one yet, farkers?

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2014-01-23 09:13:18 PM
2 votes:
Reminds me of a song...


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2014-01-23 09:12:30 PM
2 votes:
2014-01-23 08:57:09 PM
2 votes:

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Above are the priests of the Orthodox Church. Meanwhile, the priest of the Greek Catholic Church are taking side with the protesters, and the government warned them they are facing lawsuits.
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That second photo is phenomenal. You crop that a little more nicely and that's a pulitzer prize winner.


You think so? Check out some more pics.
You look at them and you are just 'what the hell.'
2014-01-23 08:45:26 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.


Really?  He strikes me as a pure snake oil salesman.  He just oozes evil.  A real used car salesman.  It's what would happen if Sean Hannity and Saul Goodman had a baby.
2014-01-23 08:44:47 PM
2 votes:

NBAH: iheartscotch: It's not surprising that it worked. Not even Stalin or Ivan the Terrible could completely subjugate or destroy the Orthodox Catholic Church. Granted a lot of Orthodox Priests went missing in Stalin's various purges; but, The Orthodox Church has been very important to Russian culture since they split from the Roman Catholic Church.

Did you just imply that Russians were ever Catholic? If this is not farce you should go out and get many lung fulls of fresh air, underwater.


You do know that the Orthodox Church is short for the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church?

The Roman Catholic Church and The Orthodox Church were the same thing, until the Great Schism almost 1,000 years ago. There were many reasons; not least of which was, the Orthodox Church wanted to continue to allow priests to marry and the Roman Catholic Church didn't.
2014-01-23 08:43:35 PM
2 votes:
I spoke with my cousin who lives in Kiev today and he sent me some disturbing videos, he told me 7 people died so far.  There are snipers who are shooting people with rubber bullets. Even targeting journalist, they are aiming for their eyes.
Some crazy shiat is happening.  He doesn't go to the protests and all, but he is all for Ukraine joining the west, and pissed at the government for treating people like crap.
here is one of the videos
Warning nudity!
http://video.bigmir.net/show/448865/
2014-01-23 08:30:23 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


Short version: They're all pissed off Russia is standing in the way of Ukraine hooking up with the EU. Might be a fight between Russia and Unkraine or some revolution variant.

The guy who is pretty much the reluctant leader is a pretty famous boxer named Wladimir Klitschko. If you do a GIS on him, he's a bare chested Ukrainian manly man so there's that. The battle of the bare chested manly men, Putin and Klitschko. This guy is a natural leader and has lived in the US, he loves western democracy and freedom. The Russian puppets over Ukraine are pulling nasty commie squashing shiat passing laws that prevent freedom of assembly and speech.

It looks like it's getting hot pretty fast all across the Ukraine. They are thumbing their noses at Pooty Poot.
2014-01-23 08:12:45 PM
2 votes:

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Joel Osteen: The new MegaGod. Send $$$$$$$$


That is exactly why he gets the hate he receives. It's interesting that a guy who preaches love everyone and all that shiat lives in a giant house and drives fancy cars. Plus, fark that guy.
2014-01-23 08:10:33 PM
2 votes:
isn't this the exact reason that religion was dreamed up?
to protect those in power from the angry unwashed masses?

careful, God is watching you.
2014-01-23 07:58:13 PM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.



Burn the prosperity gospel heretic!
2014-01-24 02:15:41 AM
1 votes:
The Clerics and LARPers are all well and good, but you know who I miss? Riot Dog.

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2014-01-23 11:25:02 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


If it were happening here in real 'Merikuh, they'd call it something wildly innocuous like..."occupy Wallstreet" or some commie soshullist thing like that
2014-01-23 10:35:41 PM
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: You know that scene in The Fifth Element where Leeloo learns about war? Threads like this (and associated articles and links) make me feel like she did.


Yeah, but don't forget the moral of the story. We put up with it all because of love and hope.

/that's religion's role, imo. To remind us of that.
2014-01-23 09:30:07 PM
1 votes:

Spare Me: Wladimir Klitschko


No, you mean the older one, Vitali Klitschko. He tried to calm down some protesters a few days ago and he got a fire extinguisher blown in his face.

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..and I don't know why I am posting this, but...

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2014-01-23 09:21:12 PM
1 votes:

CruJones: bearcats1983: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: Joel Osteen: The new MegaGod. Send $$$$$$$$

That is exactly why he gets the hate he receives. It's interesting that a guy who preaches love everyone and all that shiat lives in a giant house and drives fancy cars. Plus, fark that guy.

Slow down now, what's wrong with a nice house and fancy car? Or truck, depending.


Nothing at all. I'm not envious of his success, I just think he's a hypocrite. The guy is worth $40 million, all from "preaching the word". I'm pretty confident Jesus' teachings say nothing about accumulating a shiatload of wealth. I'm not saying he should live in poverty to prove piety, but he is the antithesis of "practice what you preach".
2014-01-23 09:04:06 PM
1 votes:
Meanwhile, in Georgia...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/07/30/204511294/GEORGIA-CHURC H -ANTI-GAY-RIOT
2014-01-23 08:50:20 PM
1 votes:
Now those religious men I have a great amount of respect for. They actually practice what they preach, and it must be incredibly hard to walk, with the giant platinum balls they have to have.
2014-01-23 08:49:58 PM
1 votes:
This really is shaping up as a battle of the bare chested manly men. In the Ukrainian corner is revolutionary democratic freedom fighter. Wladimir Klitschko!!!!

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AND in the Russian corner, the battle harden Russian steamroller, Pooty Poot (Vladimir Putin)

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Lets get ready to RUUUUUMMMMMBLE!!!
2014-01-23 08:11:44 PM
1 votes:
It's not surprising that it worked. Not even Stalin or Ivan the Terrible could completely subjugate or destroy the Orthodox Catholic Church. Granted a lot of Orthodox Priests went missing in Stalin's various purges; but, The Orthodox Church has been very important to Russian culture since they split from the Roman Catholic Church.
2014-01-23 08:04:35 PM
1 votes:
Welp, that's bad news for the current Ukrainian government.

Religious groups tend to be especially hard to contain and/or break. The Soviets tried for about 70 years.
2014-01-23 07:58:32 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Not that I like Osteen, but why are we slamming him here? He has nothing to do with this, and he's among the least odious evangelicals as far as I can tell.

As to the main issue, what the fark is happening in the Ukraine? This is nuts stuff.


talked to someone over there and they are NOT happy with the current leadership.  about 5 people were shot last night.
2014-01-23 07:23:57 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Orthodox Christianity- religion of peace. Or is it religion of insanely cool beards?

Someone has to be, right?


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