Russian Orthodox Church rejects PC Charter
Over on the Orthodox England site I noticed that Russian Orthodox Church refuses to approve the Ecumenical charter of European Churches on the basis that:
‘The Ecumenical Charter embodies the inferiority complex of European Christian Churches, their capitulation in the face of challenges from the secular world’
I recall a quote from a book I read recently which stated the following:
As many young priests and pastors themselves no longer believed in the inerrancy of the truths they had been taught, and they did not want to be left behind as the young departed, they attempted the impossible: to reconcile Christianity to the counterculture. But in their desperation to make themselves relevant, they only made themselves ridiculous.
And nowhere is this more evident than in the following assertion:
'On the one hand, the Charter proclaims that Christianity is the spiritual foundation of Europe, but, on the other hand, cultural and religious pluralism are at the same time encouraged’
Talk about signing your own death warrant. And an effort to make themselves relevant would not be complete without a liberal sprinkling of shameless sucking up to Jews. The bizarre self-flaggelation that these 'churches' insist on defies logic. At one point the charter suggests that:
'Christians should repent for the persecution of Jews’.
But if anyone ever persecuted Jews it was never the Churches themeselves, so what do they have to be sorry for? Even if one accepted every single aspect of the holocaust dogma, at what point was the Russian Orthodox Church guilty of gassing people? Why would they want to sign such a statement?
And to the following heresy I can only reply: Read the Talmud. The Talmud was not around at the time of Jesus, but is now the most holy text for Jews. In it one may discover what kind of respect Jews have for Christians:
It is urgently necessary, in the worship and teaching, doctrine and life of our churches, to raise awareness of the deep bond existing between the Christian faith and Judaism, and to support Christian-Jewish co-operation.
And naturally dialogue with Islam is encouraged:
We would like to intensify encounters between Christians and Muslims and enhance Christian-Islamic dialogue at all levels. We recommend, in particular, speaking with one another about our faith in one God, and clarifying ideas on human rights.
Who do these 'churches' think they are? They clearly regard their role as a political rather than a spiritual one. Why would Christians need to clarify ideas on human rights. Christians have their own values, what possible enhancement can dialogue with Islam bring to Christianity? The actual implication is of course to try and bring Muslim values into closer alignment with the values these churches espouse. But whats the point? They have a responsibility to preach the truth, not transform Islam to a faith which is more acceptable to the EU elite so that immigration and the multicultural utopia can continue unfettered. In any event Islam shows infinitely more resistance to reform than any of these pseudo-churches and it would be utter naivety to believe that people with such little conviction can influence them. These churches are just doing the bidding of the political elite who want to make sure that all religions espouse some kind of mish-mash, politically correct, human-rights type of morality which is compatible with secular, multi-cultural Europe.