The cultural rift between conservative Russia and the neo-liberal, minotrities-controlled West is deepening.
The Russian Orthodox Church officially rejected the idea of using paintings of ‘Black Jesus’ in churches, which is now being promoted by mainstream media and neo-liberal activists.
The image of Jesus Christ as a black man contradicts church canons and “this will not happen in Russia,” Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, the head of the expert council of the Russian Orthodox Church on church art, architecture and restoration, told RIA Novosti news agency.
“Christ was not, in fact, an African American, was he?” he said. “So this is an image of some other person. Apparently, for the sake of the political conjuncture, they are trying to show in this way their hypertrophied, unreasonable, completely inappropriate attitude towards African Americans.”
Archpriest Leonid Kalinin noted that you can portray anyone and whatever, “but it will not be possible to call him Christ.”
“This will not happen in Russia. Because we adhere to the strict canons of the Church. And they have not adhered to them for a long time. Therefore, it is natural that they can try to portray anyone in any way, but this will not be true,” he emphasized.
Earlier, Russian Formula 1 driver Daniil Kvyat refused to take knee ‘in support of the BLM’ before the rance in Austria saying that Russians take a knee before the homeland, the flag and God only. This expectedly caused an outrage among mainstream commentators.
In June, St Albans Cathedral (in the UK) officially installed a painting of the Last Supper featuring a black Jesus above its altar in order to demonstrate its ‘solidarity’ with the Black Lives Matter movement. In the same month, the Church of England’s senior figure, the Archbishop of Canterbury, called for a “rethink” on the portrayal of Jesus as white.
St Albans Cathedral altar to display painting depicting a black Jesus https://t.co/Hr17Cj7Kgi
— Lorna May Wadsworth (@Lorna_May_) June 30, 2020
As to the United States, BLM supporters propose various radical ‘solutions’ how to deal with churches that do not support or support not enough the trending neo-liberal agenda.
All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.
They are a gross form white supremacy.
Created as tools of oppression.
They should all come down.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020
In fact, it seems that at least a part of church structures joyfully joined the process of building of the global neo-liberal world order. Pseudo church structures created as tools of influence in largerly conservative eastern European societies also support these developments by helping their globalist masters to undermine the canonic churches. These process can be easily seen in such countries like Ukraine and Montenegro.
It’s especially interesting how these enteties simultaneously fueling racism and hatred towards the supposed enemies of the ‘Western path’ promoted by their masters and support various neo-liberal initiatives. This looks like the 1984-style doublethink at its best.
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