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  •  I mean messianic in the literal sense: (1+ / 0-)
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    Russia inherited the religious crown from Constantinople, who inherited it from Rome; Russia was anointed the last capitol of Christianity with a goal of saving the world from iniquity. (Not at all a dead ideology: the current patriarchate and friend of the Kremlin quotes it in his speeches.)

    Certainly didn't invent the idea of saving the world, but their spin on it is... unique.

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 10:27:15 PM PDT

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    •  I don't see it as very unique (0+ / 0-)

      The world is full of religious zealots and bigots and Russians, in general, are hardly the worst offenders.

      Just saying. Chosen ones, etc., are available in abundance.

      What is a poor secular humanist to do?

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