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Never Thought I'd Post Something from Pravda . . .

Pravda often publishes essays on the decline of America.  But this one is really amazing.  I'll leave the comments about the decline of capitalism "without a whimper" to you to read if you wish (Click here: American capitalism gone with a whimper - Pravda.Ru)

But this point about American Christianity really caught my attention:

"Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different `branches and denominations' were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the `winning' side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another.  Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the `winning' side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power."

Wow . . .

Reader Comments (8)

That sounds about right. I can't really disagree with that assessment.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterl4k
If American Christianity includes these man-built works: "Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers", then we are in trouble.

However, if American Christianity includes just the "remnant according to God's gracious choice", then we may be small but triumphant.

But what is the divine response to him? "I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL."

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God's gracious choice. But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace." Romans 11:4-6.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill Hornbeck
I read this article earlier this week. It has been all over conservative radio. When I read that section about American Churches, I thought, "This guy ought to read Horton's Christless Christianity."
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Carr
The essay is pretty much right on.

We are a very young country, and the parallel's to the Roman empire are quite startling.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
I think its oversimplification.. Satan is more subtle...he has vbought off church with 501c3 non profit status...The churhc doesnt do politics - everyone i have been in never mentioned candidates so Pravda is wrong there...Sublty the congregation is led by pastors to not care about politics and as a result they dont. They stop fighting good fight and lose those important contacts, skills along those lines. The just dont think about it because it is not reinforced by the most important influence temporally on their minds , the pastor. He is only one who on a regular basis has their attention for any length of time. Its not what pastor is saying its what he isnt saying and he will be led accountable for not stiring up the troups as pastors did up until 1954. Thank you.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobert kellly
"It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people."

Interesting. "Sheeple" is a neologism used in certain circles here in America, that I doubt is going to translate well to or from Russian. This was written in English.
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Question's of the day:

What does Obama want more, the total destruction of great U.S. ally Israel, or the quick end of capitalism?

Which side is Obama on anyway?

How unfair to us -- we have to disarm, but Iran can have nukes!
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
re: your third line, how ironic that Iran is encouraged to pursue nuclear power that is denied to the U.S.
June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger

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