What does it say about us when the President of Russia calls America and Europe “morally bankrupt?”

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At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.

Washington Times “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”

In his state of the nation address in mid-December, Mr. Putin also portrayed Russia as a staunch defender of “traditional values” against what he depicted as the morally bankrupt West. Social and religious conservatism, the former KGB officer insisted, is the only way to prevent the world from slipping into “chaotic darkness.”

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Mr. Putins views of the West were echoed this month by Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the leader of the Orthodox Church, who accused Western countries of engaging in the “spiritual disarmament” of their people. In particular, Patriarch Kirill criticized laws in several European countries that prevent believers from displaying religious symbols, including crosses on necklaces, at work.

“The general political direction of the [Western political] elite bears, without doubt, an anti-Christian and anti-religious character,” the patriarch said in comments aired on state-controlled television.  “We have been through an epoch of atheism, and we know what it is to live without God,” Patriarch Kirill said. “We want to shout to the whole world, ‘Stop!’”

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Soviet authorities executed some 200,000 clergy and believers from 1917 to 1937, according to a 1995 presidential committee report. Thousands of churches were destroyed, and those that survived were turned into warehouses, garages or museums of atheism. “The separation of the secular and the religious is a fatal mistake by the West,” the Rev. Chaplin said. “It is a monstrous phenomenon that has occurred only in Western civilization and will kill the West, both politically and morally.”

Although Mr. Putin has never made a secret of what he says is his deep Christian faith, his first decade in power was largely free of overtly religious rhetoric.  However, since his inauguration for a third presidential term in May 2012, the increasingly authoritarian leader has sought to reach out to Russia’s conservative, xenophobic heartland for support.

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It has proved a rich hunting ground. “Western values, from liberalism to the recognition of the rights of sexual minorities, from Catholicism and Protestantism to comfortable jails for murderers, provoke in us suspicion, astonishment and alienation,” Yevgeny Bazhanov, rector of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic academy, wrote in a recent essay.

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So it’s come to this.  In lieu of a president who respects Judeo-Christian values, an ex-KGB officer from a formerly atheist country is actually warning the West about how godlessness results in the kind of “chaotic darkness,” “belief in Satan,” and “path to degradation” that America is currently on.

But what’s ironic is that in this case, a leader who should be viewed with extreme caution is actually speaking truth to nations hell-bent on repeating Soviet Russia’s mistakes.

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18 comments on “What does it say about us when the President of Russia calls America and Europe “morally bankrupt?”

  1. Putin is allowing millions of muslims into his territory, too. He is just as corrupt as our “leaders”. I will grant that he has more balls than ours do. Ours are gutless.

  2. Putin is to be deeply admired for speaking out for Judeo Christian values. Without those values, countries can be easily taken over! Click on the link to read the incredibly long list of acts against God, the Bible and Christianity by rabid God-hater Muslim Obama. Putin is one trillion times a better person than Obama!

    http://www.wallbuilders.com
    1. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

    June 2013 – The Obama Department of Justice defunds a Young Marines chapter in Louisiana because their oath mentioned God, and another youth program because it permits a voluntary student-led prayer. [1]

    February 2013 – The Obama Administration announces that the rights of religious conscience for individuals will not be protected under the Affordable Care Act. [2]

    January 2013 – Pastor Louie Giglio is pressured to remove himself from praying at the inauguration after it is discovered he once preached a sermon supporting the Biblical definition of marriage. [3]

    February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. [4]

    January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis. [5]

    December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights. [6]

    November 2011 – President Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial. [7]

    November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech. [8]

    August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception. [9]

    April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring. [10]…. http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=106938

  3. It is the two stooges obama and kerry that make my USA seem like a paper tiger. Putin has his points though as far as they are pussies. What is really sad is obama wants to try to make peace between Israel and palestine his legacy. Like the boobs tried to before him. It will never keep, even if it ever happens.

    • The Obama regime, EU, European and British leaders seek dirty, MURDEROUS ISLAMIC peace for Israel! In Islam, peace is achieved when a hated infidel nation is attacked, conquered and destroyed!

      Israel must NOT surrender one more inch of Jewish land to the enemies of all innocent humanity! Surrender NEVER purchased peace! Surrender results in war!

      Sharon Invokes Munich in Warning U.S. on ‘Appeasement’
      By JAMES BENNET
      Published: October 5, 2001

      TEL AVIV, Oct. 4— Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, warned the United States tonight that it risked appeasing Arab nations the way European democracies appeased Hitler on the eve of World War II.

      It was an unusually harsh and public rebuke of Israel’s most valued ally, and it reflected rising frustration within the Israeli government over the Bush administration’s approach to battling terrorism. ”Do not try to appease the Arabs at our expense,” Mr. Sharon said. ”We cannot accept this.” …

      Mr. Sharon addressed himself to Western democracies generally, but ”first and foremost” to the United States. He alluded to the Munich Pact of 1938, when the Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia was ceded to Germany. ”Don’t repeat the terrible mistakes of 1938, when the enlightened democracies in Europe decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia for a comfortable, temporary solution,” he said. Israel, he said, ”will not be Czechoslovakia.” …
      http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/05/world/sharon-invokes-munich-in-warning-us-on-appeasement.html

  4. Russia is now the bastion of democratic values​​, the family, and the united states and europe the symbol of new dictatorships which are imposed, step by step.

  5. This is the true, the lethists and eurostalinists are destroying the christian family values, seeding the moral disorientation, to install and again another represive political system. DEmocracy, freedom and free speech it’s something that the lefhtists simple doesnt like.

  6. I grew up in America during the cold war and never imagined that one day America would have a marxist muslim in our White House and Russia would have a Christian president with sound moral values.

    American culture is now up is down, left is right, black is white, good is evil/evil is good. Our nation has degenerated to that level.

    • Uncle, I too grew up during the Cold War (60′s 70′s & 80′s) and you expressed my sentiments perfectly. I never would have imagined an outcome quite like this.

    • I’m older than you youngsters, and have to say it perplexes me too!

      Who would have ‘thunk?’ Never, have I hated a politician as much as I hate your president, and I loathed the bastard before you even voted him in!!

  7. Doesn’t the leftist agenda (we see in the US) stem from Communist infiltration into the Democratic party? As much as I admire Putin for his stance against Sharia Law and Islam, he does not favor free speech. He would jail me in a heartbeat, just like any Dem or Obama supporter. But Putin is correct in saying Americans no longer live in a free country…it is painful to witness and I greatly fear the long term outcome about to be served by you and me. The Communist take-over has long been in the works, but Obama has fast-tracked it like no other and played the victim. I loathe that traitor and wish him and his heifer of a wife a lengthy ‘racist’ prison term for their collective treason. I am sure Putin would agree, after all Obama is Muslim.

  8. Obama is God’s curse on America … That may not be popular, but it is true !! Never has America .. American’s, been so far from God; He has turned us over to our own lusts and evil desires ….

    • So true, but if America repents before it is too late, the chastisement can be averted.

      Everyone in America should read “The Harbinger” by New Jersey messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn. Pastor Cahn has appeared on the TV show “It’s Supernatural” which is a production of http://sidroth.org/

  9. He’s right. Obama is a Marxist who does not understand or defend freedom, America’s founding principle!

    Hillary is as bad or worse than Obama. She really does not care about the freedom of American or democracy in the rest of the world. John Kerry has half a ball for freedom, but he’ll be dangerous to those two if he actually learns about Islam. John, read some books about jihad and Islamic persecutions. It’s coming to the USA…it’s there now if you can see it. Obama and Hillary don’t.

  10. Putin makes me sad that we have odumbo. Putin is making sense in his views of the liberal leftards of the west. He is also right in telling the west to stay out of the affairs of the Ukraine. We can not control our own country how can we begin to tell other countries how to do their business. odumbo has put us on the wrong side of history by supporting morsi instead of the people of Egypt, not telling us the truth about hilary’s bungling of Benghazi and so on. The 44th president of the US is a travesty. Ben Smith, the navy seal tells the truth about obumbo. odumbo should be charged with treason.

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