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Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:02:13 PM »
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has urged Russians to have less fun and spend more of their free time in seclusion.

On July 11, Kirill said there was "more fun than needed" in the life of Russians...

I indeed was having too much fun while reading that.
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 05:55:51 PM »
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 05:59:20 PM »
This looks like a job for Hyperdox Herman, or Grumpy Orthodox Cat.

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 06:10:04 PM »
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 06:15:18 PM »
See! Look!

"The ultraconservative Patriarch"

see they do it every time!
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 06:16:07 PM »
this guy really grinds my gears
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 06:17:49 PM »
Take in mind it was written by a Georgian for American OSINT propaganda tube.

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 08:20:28 PM »
Take in mind it was written by a Georgian for American OSINT propaganda tube.

I can't think of a possibly positive way of spinning "don't have fun"
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 08:30:53 PM »
"What is better, to pray or to sleep?"

perhaps you can do it for other things

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 01:21:54 AM »
I've never thought of the Russians as a people inclined to "having too much fun."
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 11:39:24 AM »
Russians have fun  ???  :o ???  :o
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 12:37:46 PM »

You apparently have only met Russian monastics.

Russians DO know how to party.



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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 01:13:01 PM »
I remember Pope John Paul II, after the fall of communism, telling the people not to look to capitalism of the West as an answer.  so in a way what His Holiness is saying isn't much different.
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 01:15:39 PM »
Russians have fun  ???  :o ???  :o
Of course.  Considering how writers such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and other Russian writers are cracking jokes on every page they write, don't you think the Russians should try to get a little more serious? ;)

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 01:41:56 PM »

You apparently have only met Russian monastics.

Russians DO know how to party.





Yes, I know.  But......are they having fun??  ;D  Ukrainians, now.......wowzer!!
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2013, 01:44:47 PM »
"What is better, to pray or to sleep?"

perhaps you can do it for other things

"What is better, to pray or to play?"

Play hard, pray harder. ;)
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 02:12:39 PM »
Russians have fun  ???  :o ???  :o

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 02:24:51 PM »
Some people joke about the Russian love of suffering, yet from my extensive research on sites containing adult content, it seems to me that Russian women do enjoy love when others suffer. Now, what is this? These women are having fun, perhaps too much fun, yet the men are decidedly not having fun. So what do?
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2013, 02:37:33 PM »
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2013, 02:53:57 PM »
Ridiculous journalism.  Is his speech translated more fully anywhere?  The whole sensational article was based only on his supposed use of the phrase "more fun than needed"? 

According to the journalist, he was encouraging Russians to use their vacations to visit holy sites and monasteries, places of prayer, rather than blowing all of their time on pleasure.  This is a very good recommendation that we need to hear in this country from our own bishops as well.  We should take time out from our busy routines to find rest for our souls and not more indulgence for the flesh.  Vacations spent at monasteries and visiting holy sites are more likely to leave one truly refreshed in soul and body, whereas worldly and self-indulgent vacations often leave one more exhausted both spiritually and physically.

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2013, 03:16:27 PM »
Russians have fun  ???  :o ???  :o

Anathema!

There you go again  ::).

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2013, 03:22:03 PM »
Russians have fun  ???  :o ???  :o

Anathema!

There you go again  ::).

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I know, not precisely what you had in mind, but.... ;D

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2013, 03:57:45 PM »
I am not a great fan of HH Kyrill. However, I think that he is being unfairly mocked and criticized. He was at Valaam and said something to promote pilgrimages to Valaam. He also made a good point in that vacations should indeed be occasions to relax and enjoy life.
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 08:14:52 PM »
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has urged Russians to have less fun and spend more of their free time in seclusion.

On July 11, Kirill said there was "more fun than needed" in the life of Russians...

I indeed was having too much fun while reading that.

Russians having fun?
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
this guy really grinds my gears

Yeah. I like him too.
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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 09:59:55 PM »
this guy really grinds my gears

Why, because he is trying to save his people? He is wanting the people to be more like Christ so they can enter the Kingdom. I see nothing wrong with that.

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Re: Orthodox Patriarch Says Russians Having Too Much Fun
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 04:58:35 AM »
this guy really grinds my gears

Why, because he is trying to save his people? He is wanting the people to be more like Christ so they can enter the Kingdom. I see nothing wrong with that.

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