Monday, September 7, 2009
Lexicon of Propaganda Rhetoric Disorder
Control the Language Manipulate Public Opinion
BE watchful of jargon and rhetoric used by ‘free thinkers’ and defenders of ‘liberty’. Do not let them defend their position by attacking those who disagree with them. They are expert at attempting to discredit valid positions by inciting bigotry and prejudice. Refer to this list often become familiar with the slings and arrows of defectors.
The protestant worldview of breakaway ideology has infected the Orthodox Church. Defend with truth and compassion mercy and love. Remain steadfast. _________________________________________________
Canon 28 - the most misquoted and abused term of the "Neo-Iconoclasts" (AOI or the American Orthodox Institute, Orthodoxy Today, Orhowiki, OCL...)
Dead, invalid or irrelevant Holy Canons
American Patriarchate –The irony is -those in favor of an AP equate it with the fact that America was founded to break away from despots, so they want to create their own
Ability to rise above “ petty ethnic concerns” to make a home within Orthodoxy for native born Americans.
True situation of Orthodox in America
Indigenous American Church
America belonged to Moscow
Moscow as the first to exercise jurisdiction in the New World
Misunderstanding of the historical situation
“barbarians” were the barbarian tribes that threatened the northern border of the Empire.
Metropolia was canonical
Mother churches don't have an understanding of American Orthodoxy
Moscow controlled a unified American church until Meletios
Constantinople must win the allegiance of American Orthodox
Over 100 churches under Moscow at turn of century
Constantinople is only concerned abut the U.S. dollar
Chief concern the GOA is the preservation of Greekness
Pope of Constantinople
Quotes by a contemporary America Metropolitan
"The absence of a functional ecumenical primacy"
"The Patriarchate of Constantinople in unable to lead"
"The Patriarch of Constantinople promotes a cultural agenda of Hellenism that mutes its voice to the other churches"
"Constantinople was the first to abrogate the unity of the Church in America"
"Constantinople’s own political adventurism has divided the Church in Estonia, and threatens the unity of the Church in Ukraine and other places"
"Being tied to a “mother church” is not of itself a guarantee of legitimacy"
Unity is Easy
We are not puppets of foreign churches