When monks and priests interpret writings of saints, they have a tendency of putting in their own prejudices and beliefs, so since I'm not reading Saint Nektarios' writings first hand, I'll have to take what you're saying with a grain of salt.
I did not provide you with an interpretation of St. Nektarios’ words, but direct quotations. In these quotations, you read St. Nektarios’ words first hand. I also referenced many other saints who taught similarly, and in doing so I referred to their actual writings and not to what others have said about their writings. I would hope that you would not take the writings of the saints with a grain of salt, which is rather dismissive.
If I recall correctly, the Elder Paissios was shocked, not only on how his words were being misinterpreted, but how many things were attributed to him that he had never said.
Yes, but this case with Elder Paisios had to do with stories circulating about him, or thing supposedly said or prophesied by him. With regard to the quotation I gave from St. Nektarios and the references I made to the same teaching from other saints, these are writings of the saints that are not disputed. These words do not come to us from oral tradition with an unknown chain of communication, but are rather from the very pens of the saints.
Right now you're telling me that at a time when Christianity was fighting for its life in Greece and all of Europe because of communism, that Saint Nektarios concerned himself in bashing the RCC and the Protestants rather than with the survival of Christianity in Greece?
Communism was not the only challenge to Orthodoxy at that time, but there were also the Latinizing influences. To say that St. Nektarios “bashed” Roman Catholics and Protestants is unbecoming. He spoke the truth concerning them for the edification and salvation of those who might read his words, and for the sake of maintaining the purity of Holy Orthodoxy free from heresies, schisms, and innovations.
I also know Saint Nektarios quite well, since he has performed countless miracles for me... the greatest of which was to bring two people I loved dearly into God's saving Grace. So since you have no idea what my connection is with Saint Nektarios, I'd prefer it you didn't lecture me. I'm close to other saints as well....
You also do not know of my reverence for St. Nektarios, the many ways that he has helped me at critical times, or how I overcame cancer through his heavenly intercessions. Yet, while he has interceded for and helped our family greatly, this fact does not imply that I know anything about what St. Nektarios believed and taught. I had to read his writings to understand his teaching. If St. Nektarios has appeared to you and revealed that he actually believed quite differently regarding Roman Catholicism than what he wrote and published, then that would be interesting, but I would tend to think that it is not St. Nektarios appearing to you if this is the case.
Don’t take my word for anything, but also do not depend so much on your own ideas about the lives and teachings of the saints without first familiarizing yourself with them.