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« on: July 18, 2011, 10:33:10 AM »

Our June Post of the Month goes to EkhristosAnesti for this post:

Some time ago, Stephen Colbert had an interview on his show, The Colbert Report, with some author (whose name I can't recall) who wrote a book exploring the eight major religions of the world.

A focus of his book was to identify each religion's perception of the primary problem with humanity and the world. In his opinion, for Islam the primary problem is pride; for Confucianism the primary problem is social disorder; for Judaism the primary problem is exile; for Daoism the primary problem is the suppression of human liberty. These are all problems of the human condition according to the Orthodox Christian worldview, but they are all part and parcel of a more fundamental problem.

Unfortunately, this guest author missed the mark (pun intended  Smiley) and identified "sin" as the primary problem which Christianity seeks to deal with. He probably came to that conclusion because such is the prevalent view amongst Protestant Christians in particular.

According to Orthodoxy, sin is as secondary as the rest of the problems accounted for above. The primary problem is: death.

It was death that the Holy Virgin was in need of being saved from.

Join us in proclaiming him: AXIOS! WORTHY! AXIOS!

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 11:11:33 AM »

Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 11:17:26 AM »

Excellent post!


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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 11:22:51 AM »


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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 02:24:45 PM »

WORTHY!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 06:03:31 AM »

Axios!  angel

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 09:45:44 AM »

Well said, EA! Axios!

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