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Archbisop Lazar Pulaho denounces right-wing politics.

#1narcotic_narcPosted 7/26/2011 3:37:28 PM
it's 32 minutes long, and he's not the greatest of speakers, but as a friend of mine put it, he hits the nail on the head with a sledgehammer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cmpEXGhheQ

he comments on the recent incidents in Norway, the Tea Party, and Ayn Rand, among others, and speaks on the issues regarding right-wing politics and american history from the religious standpoint of the Orthodox Church.
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#2OrnitierIXPosted 7/26/2011 3:39:35 PM
Christianity always struck me as something more in line with left wing politics. How it somehow became a right wing thing is kind of a mystery to me.
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#3narcotic_narc(Topic Creator)Posted 7/26/2011 3:44:24 PM
OrnitierIX posted...
Christianity always struck me as something more in line with left wing politics. How it somehow became a right wing thing is kind of a mystery to me.


he kind of gets into that in the video.
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#4OrnitierIXPosted 7/26/2011 4:15:08 PM
Ah, I'll give it a look then. I was a bit weary because of the length and what you had to say about the speaker, but seeing as that's something I'm quite interested in, it should be worth it.
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#5FoxTheSwiftPosted 7/26/2011 4:19:05 PM
OrnitierIX posted...
Christianity always struck me as something more in line with left wing politics. How it somehow became a right wing thing is kind of a mystery to me.

Left wing politics relies heavily on throwing off tradition. Its hard to reconcile pervasive Christian concepts like patriarchy and homophobia with it as well. It also monopolizes state processes for charity through redistribution of income and equalization, so churches aren't able to make others feel beholden to them through charity any longer, doing harm to their ability to recruit new members.

Right wing politics on the other hand, is conservative in nature, it wants to protect power structures already established in the country at all costs. That's a safe place to be if you are a leading member of a church.

There are good arguments for leftist ideas in Christianity, and not everything I've said is true of all Christianity. Many Christians are good people who do not believe being homosexual is wrong instead of homophobic monsters. Many Christians are fans of socialism. Many Christians aren't patriarchal in nature. Just not enough to change what the religion looks like to outsiders looking at it.
#6OrnitierIXPosted 7/26/2011 4:36:52 PM
"One has to remember that when one dances with Caesar, Caesar always leads"

I think I like this guy.
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#7Chaos ScadePosted 7/26/2011 5:10:03 PM
FoxTheSwift posted...
Right wing politics on the other hand, is conservative in nature, it wants to protect power structures already established in the country at all costs. That's a safe place to be if you are a leading member of a church.

I think one can be a traditionalist whilst retainining a social conscience and possibly even more left-wing economic policies, and without necessarily having to be a neoconservative and/or a neoliberal (the two ideologies which appear to make up the bulk of American right-wing politics). Plus the Orthodox Church isn't exactly an established power structure with much political clout in North America in the way that the Evangelicals and Roman Catholics are, so...
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