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« on: December 18, 2007, 07:02:38 PM »

I don't think that this can be construed as political but if you disagree, by all means, remove it.

It doesn't get any weirder than this...
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Russian sect prays to Putin icons, claims he is the 'chosen one'

11/12/2007 15:32 MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - Vladimir Putin may be popular in Russia for saving the nation from the chaos of the 1990s, but a sect in the country has taken its devotion a step further by praying to 'presidential icons.'

The Bolshaya Elnya village in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is home to the "Rus' Resurrecting" sect, a group of local residents who believe that President Putin was both the Apostle Paul and King Solomon in previous lives.

Rus' is the term used for the medieval East Slavic nation that gave its name to modern Russia.

"We didn't choose Putin," Mother Fontinya told the Moskovsky Komsomolets paper, expounding on the first time she laid eyes on the "holy one."

"It was when Yeltsin was naming him as his successor [during a live New Year's Eve TV broadcast in 1999]. My soul exploded with joy! 'An ubermensch! God himself has chosen him!'" I cried.

"Yeltsin was the destroyer, and God replaced him with his creation," claimed Fontinya.

The sect possesses a President Putin icon that Fontinya claims miraculously appeared one day.

"He has given us everything," she said, pointing to the sky.

A special newspaper published by the sect - 'The Temple of Light' - features interviews with long-dead religious figures, including the Apostle Paul. The sect members are also convinced that President Putin knows about and supports the actions of their 'Mother Superior.'

Russian Christian sects have long been known for their unusual choices of icons, some of them praying to portraits of such well-known 'holy men' as Stalin and Ivan the Terrible.

Another Russian sect is currently holed up in an underground shelter in the country's central Penza Region and has threatened to commit mass suicide if any attempt is made to bring them to the surface.

Religion was tightly controlled in the U.S.S.R. and the collapse of the Soviet Union saw an explosion in sects and cults, as well as interest in New Age philosophies and beliefs. The back pages of many Russian tabloid newspapers are full of advertisements for 'healers' and 'magicians' who promise to bring happiness in love, success in business, as well as a range of other services.

One of the most well-known sects in Russia has its base near the southern Siberian town of Abakan, where thousands of people, both Russian and foreign, worship a former provincial traffic policeman, Sergei Torop, as the second coming of Christ.

There are currently believed to be around 500-700 such sects in Russia, containing some 600,000-800,000 people.

Source: RNA http://www.en.rian.ru/russia/20071211/91857622-print.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 08:58:44 PM »

I'm gonna be sick. Lips Sealed





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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 08:59:01 PM »

I don't think that this can be construed as political but if you disagree, by all means, remove it.

It doesn't get any weirder than this...
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Russian sect prays to Putin icons, claims he is the 'chosen one'

11/12/2007 15:32 MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - Vladimir Putin may be popular in Russia for saving the nation from the chaos of the 1990s, but a sect in the country has taken its devotion a step further by praying to 'presidential icons.'

The Bolshaya Elnya village in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is home to the "Rus' Resurrecting" sect, a group of local residents who believe that President Putin was both the Apostle Paul and King Solomon in previous lives.

Rus' is the term used for the medieval East Slavic nation that gave its name to modern Russia.

"We didn't choose Putin," Mother Fontinya told the Moskovsky Komsomolets paper, expounding on the first time she laid eyes on the "holy one."

"It was when Yeltsin was naming him as his successor [during a live New Year's Eve TV broadcast in 1999]. My soul exploded with joy! 'An ubermensch! God himself has chosen him!'" I cried.

"Yeltsin was the destroyer, and God replaced him with his creation," claimed Fontinya.

The sect possesses a President Putin icon that Fontinya claims miraculously appeared one day.

"He has given us everything," she said, pointing to the sky.

A special newspaper published by the sect - 'The Temple of Light' - features interviews with long-dead religious figures, including the Apostle Paul. The sect members are also convinced that President Putin knows about and supports the actions of their 'Mother Superior.'

Russian Christian sects have long been known for their unusual choices of icons, some of them praying to portraits of such well-known 'holy men' as Stalin and Ivan the Terrible.

Another Russian sect is currently holed up in an underground shelter in the country's central Penza Region and has threatened to commit mass suicide if any attempt is made to bring them to the surface.

Religion was tightly controlled in the U.S.S.R. and the collapse of the Soviet Union saw an explosion in sects and cults, as well as interest in New Age philosophies and beliefs. The back pages of many Russian tabloid newspapers are full of advertisements for 'healers' and 'magicians' who promise to bring happiness in love, success in business, as well as a range of other services.

One of the most well-known sects in Russia has its base near the southern Siberian town of Abakan, where thousands of people, both Russian and foreign, worship a former provincial traffic policeman, Sergei Torop, as the second coming of Christ.

There are currently believed to be around 500-700 such sects in Russia, containing some 600,000-800,000 people.

Source: RNA http://www.en.rian.ru/russia/20071211/91857622-print.html



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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 10:50:55 AM »

You're talking about a country that has a sect that worships St. Nicholas and believes that he is more powerful than God. The old saying was: "What will happen when God dies?"  The response: "That's what St. Nicholas is here for!"  People in Russia and around the world will believe anything!

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 12:55:20 PM »

Weird.  Just goes to show how far superstition and celebrity can go.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 02:22:49 PM »

Weird.  Just goes to show how far superstition and celebrity can go.

It'll get worse now that he's Time's Person of the Year.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 03:12:11 PM »

Yeah, yeah, so was I--and no one worships me.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 03:14:47 PM »

Yeah, yeah, so was I--and no one worships me.


Actually, that cover's talking about me.  Get to it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 03:17:23 PM »

Wrong!  It'ts talkin about me!

I want a big temple surrounded by turkey legs and Whole hams and I want it now!  OR I SHALL SMITE THEE!
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 03:22:12 PM »


I can't believe it ' What is wrong with the people in the world and in russia ....How can people be so gullible....stashko


There you go, lumping all Russia into one basket. Lest you forget this is but one sect here......"The Bolshaya Elnya village in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is home to the "Rus' Resurrecting" sect, a group of local residents who believe that President Putin was both the Apostle Paul and King Solomon in previous lives".  This doesnt bother me so much.  Now, if Alexi II came out and said that these Icons are for real then I would really be upset. But from what I have read so far this is an isolated group and most likely will not amout to too much.  These folks are looking for a strong image of leadership and they have taken it a step too far, unfortunately.

 

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 03:27:48 PM »

Actually, that cover's talking about me.  Get to it.  Cheesy
You're so vain. You probably think this cover's about you, don't you? Don't you? Grin
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 04:35:25 PM »

There you go, lumping all Russia into one basket. Lest you forget this is but one sect here......"The Bolshaya Elnya village in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is home to the "Rus' Resurrecting" sect, a group of local residents who believe that President Putin was both the Apostle Paul and King Solomon in previous lives".  This doesnt bother me so much.  Now, if Alexi II came out and said that these Icons are for real then I would really be upset. But from what I have read so far this is an isolated group and most likely will not amout to too much.  These folks are looking for a strong image of leadership and they have taken it a step too far, unfortunately.

 


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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 10:20:25 AM »

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You know when you get large populations that have diverse religious backgrounds and are constantly rubbing elbows with each other,  can at times absorb certain characteristics of the other's beliefs. It happens in Europe, the Middle East and in Asia.  Sometimes over time it becomes part of the culture and when it becomes part of the culture it becomes for some a true reflection of their belief system.  That it is why it is so important to really know and understand one's religious history, and background.  This way you will know when your beliefs are becoming diluted with non-orthodox teachings.

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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007, 10:21:51 AM »

The Holy Orthodox Church has a lot of work to do...stashko....

I think to be fair, we could say this about all churches including the larger ones?
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2007, 10:25:32 AM »

I think it was a poor choice of time magazine to have putin as man of the year. I think Al Gore would have been a better choice.
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2007, 12:41:09 PM »

I think it was a poor choice of time magazine to have putin as man of the year. I think Al Gore would have been a better choice.

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Excuse me while I gag!  Angry

I definitely agree with you there.



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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2007, 01:51:40 AM »

I'm gonna be sick. Lips Sealed







Now I'm really gonna be sick...Lips Sealed

Thanks for that <ahem> wonderful "smiley..." Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2007, 01:59:29 AM »

My Pleasure!  Grin

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