The moral disintegration must be pretty bad if a former KGB officer weighs in on the need for godliness in America.
The current leader of what once was a communist regime felt moved to reprimand Euro-Atlantic nations established primarily upon Judeo-Christian values by calling them “godless.”
Since the fall of communism, religion now plays an important part in Russian life.
And communists who’ve lived through state-established atheism recognize the obliteration of religious expression when they see it.
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Which is why it’s pretty chilling to hear Vladimir Putin hurling accusations at the West and pointing out that what’s going on is identical to what went on when communism was established and religion was completely expunged from the Soviet Union.
Between 1917 and 1937, almost a quarter of a million Christians were executed, and churches that survived destruction were converted into things like museums of atheism.
Russian President Putin, who hasn’t been shy about expressing his disapproval of homosexuality and has banned what he defined as “homosexual propaganda,” had this to say:
Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation…