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Ancient One 

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Subj: Re: Honestly all I see are excuses here
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 at 02:56:44 pm CST (Viewed 385 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Honestly all I see are excuses here
Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 at 12:08:37 am CST (Viewed 433 times)

    Exactly pretty much meaningless...else why were there 3 or 4 more periods of the religious oppression...Stalin included.

Except that it wasn't. It did precisely the job Stalin wanted it to. Lots of young men attended the churches, and they got all fired up and ready to go to war.

Stalin would have loved to have completely eradicated religion BUT, his five year plan for doing just that had failed, and after 1941 I think he understood just how useful a tool religion was for controlling people. Having said that, Stalin was a lunatic who'd have you shot if he didn't like the colour of your shoelaces, so yes, the persecutions continued, more severe at some times than others.

Apart from the period between the revolution and 1941, almost no churches have been officially banned in Russia.

    So your blaming the victims here? It was the Atheists here using some religious people (as well as non religious) for evil twisted goals. We don't blame victims for other crimes.

I'm not blaming anyone for anything. That's not the point I'm making here. It's a different topic. I'm just giving a historical summation.

The point I'm making is that Russia was never truly a secular country in the way that some countries are today: The people never let go of religion.

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