My bad, I misunderstood your post .
However, the point still stands.
That's ok, what I am trying to say, is that it's the case of nervous society vs reckless mothers. I pity the children.
I respect a mother who stands up to an oppressive system.
Me too. I just don't have the same deal of "respect" to mother who does not think of the obvious consequences. She has a child to raise, without her it will be robbed of life.
Was this the best way to do it? Of course not. No argument there.
I agree, too.
But to pretend the Russian government is so concerned about the sensibilities of believers is ridiculous. And yes, I've lived in Russia. And Poland. And no, I'm not a convert.
We both know, how things go in Russia. Then again, it was an intervention because of the demand of the society. If Putin did it because he was afraid of sensibilities of his citizens? No idea, I wouldn't be surprised if he was, I wouldn't be surprised if he took it as a good "casus belli", too. All in all, my private thought is what I've wrote to sheenj, way too much from both sides, no matter just or unjust causes.
Btw., I have no bad emotions towards converts, first Christians were them