Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics

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(Worthy News) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has likened communism to Christianity and Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow’s Red Square to the veneration of the relics of saints.

“Maybe I’ll say something that someone might dislike, but that’s the way I see it,” Putin said in an interview for the documentary Valaam, an excerpt of which was broadcast on Russia 1. “First of all, faith has always accompanied us, becoming stronger every time our country, our people, have been through hard times.

“There were those years of militant atheism when priests were eradicated, churches destroyed, but at the same time a new religion was being created. Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – everything is laid out in the Holy Scripture, it’s all there. And the code of the builder of communism? This is sublimation, it’s basically just an excerpt from the Bible, nothing new was invented.”

Putin went further by comparing the Communists’ attitude to the Bolshevik leader Lenin to the veneration of saints in Christianity. “Look, Lenin was put in a mausoleum. How is this different from the relics of saints for Orthodox Christians and just for Christians? When they say that there’s no such tradition in Christianity, well, how come, go to Athos and take a look, there are relics of the saints there, and we have holy relics here,” Putin concluded. [ Source: RT (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “Putin: Communist ideology similar to Christianity, Lenin’s body like saintly relics”

  1. Let's put communists into labor camps and under bullets of firing squads to make way for a "new, better religion". Total number of years given to Christians, in prison terms, during the 70 yrs of communism in the USSR-5000. He's right, though, the persecution DID create a new sense of purity in the Russian underground church, a purity often lacking here in the west.

  2. What Putin was noticing is the similarities between what Lenin's communism and (organized) Christianity have in common. His concept of "Christianity" is of a catholic (Russian Orthodox) one. It is true what he says about both having "saints" and relics (parts of saints bodies).

    What most Christians "in the west" are not understanding is that Marx was once a Christian, having gone to college for its Theology. It was in the Book of Acts that he found and later used the communalism of the early apostles in Jerusalem and named that Communism. He so went with the idea that "having all things in common" and "if one had need" the others gave to it as the solution Marx failed to see knowing and having a relationship with God was most important.

    It's not hard to imagine he'd miss it, Russian Orthodox is now, and was then, a relic in an of itself. "The West" misses many things that set up the people of Russia to revolt to such a degree they literally killed their Czar and all his family to such a degree no heir would ever been found again. Russia was then a feudal land. It's people serfs. The backbone of it's labor and taxation was on those least able to give.

    "Veneration of the saints" is nothing more or less than Idolatry. Read it in the Bible, OT Or NT, and that's what it is. Venerating Lenin is Idolatry too. "Honoring the sages" of Judaism to the point that what RamBam wrote (the Talmud) became as binding as what God had Moses write, is Idolatry. It was Maimonides (RamBam) who decided to issue a command that goes "Do Not stop hating the missionary" when God never gave such a command. Has our God ever said "...do not stop hating..." anyone? Sounds more like what Islam would write than our God.

    With or without God, Idolatry exists. When Christians in the west so idolize the Psychology that it, instead of Judeo/Christian beliefs now have been replaced in every court in their lands, that land becomes the "haunt of every kind of demon" which it has.

    Lenin, like Marx who suppositioned Communism to be the solution for every society, lived like a leech off of the son of rich man, It worked for him, in the here and now.

    The Hasidim live like that, even to the point of it being their own wives who go out into the world (which having babies galore) to bring home the earthly support. Sure, Israel can afford a few who study Torah to such great degrees. In a Temple society that is. And Torah allowed for just that, and them. Just as it provided for young people to marry and still have a fighting force.

    Any attempt to create Paradise on this earth without God in it, without His Word in it, ends up with people setting up for themselves idols, either living ones, or dead ones.

    Putin is right to call them all "saints" for such the catholic ones once were, living idols, instead of the graven (carved, molded) ones.

    An Idol is an idol, is a dead catholic "saint," is a Lenin, and a Marx...

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