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  •  Maybe. Can you link me to an example? (0+ / 0-)

    I know very little about the Greek Orthodox Church but as far as "Serbian" goes:

    The Serbian Church was thus a state in embryo – a spiritual state in anticipation of a secular one. Whereas in Russia the church always remained subordinated to the secular authorities, in the Serbian case the church substituted for the state, preparing the ground for its eventual rebirth. When the multifaith state of Yugoslavia came into existence at the end of World War One the Church remained the most jealous guardian of Serb state and nation, imparting a strongly mystical dimension to Serb nationalism that has even survived modernization. It is here that critical intellectuals in present-day Serbia have found the seeds of Serb fascism.
    http://www.newint.org/...

    •  The Serbian Orthodox Church... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...has a diocese headquartered in my home town of Pittsburgh.

      How much the Serbian-American members contributed to Serbian nationalism and Milosevic's genocide, I don't know.  But the fact is that the church in America is a legitimate ethnically-based church, just like Obama's parish.

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 10:30:27 AM PST

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      •  I don't see any ethnically loaded precepts (0+ / 0-)

        Looking at the website the parts I can read don't seem to have nothing like the language of the TUCC "About Us" webpage. The example sermon doesn't use the word "Serbian"  a single time, and just looking at the titles of the extensive "About Orthodoxy" doesn't look particularily ethnic either. At this point I'd argue that your example actually gives weight to my argument cause nothing I see at the SOC looks remotely like the racial rhetoric used at the TUCC.Looking at the website the parts I can read don't seem to have anything like the language of the TUCC "About Us" web page. The example sermon doesn't use the word "Serbian"  a single time and seems ethnically completely neutral. Just briefly skimming the titles of the extensive "About Orthodoxy" nothing as jumping out at me as being anything like the TUCC language either. At this point I'd argue that your example actually gives weight to my argument cause nothing I see at the SOC looks remotely like the racial rhetoric used at the TUCC.

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