Posted by Achilles on July 21, 2001 at 03:57:18:
In Reply to: Our Greek heroes would "turn in their graves"... posted by Joanna on July 20, 2001 at 07:06:59:
: Do you honestly believe that Greece would exist today if it hadn't been for christianity and Orthodoxy????!!!
: I think NOT!!
: Greece would still be under Turkish occupation and our language and culture would not exist!!!
Which culture would that be that Joanna, Hellenic or Christian?
If it hadn't been for the church and it's struggling servants (such as the Secret Schools run by monks and priests etc which taught the Greek language) and saints (such as Saint Kosmas Aitolos who travelled through Greece encouraging the people) during those horrible years of occupation it would be a different story.
It would have been a different story had the Byzantine Christians not forcefully assimilated the Ancient Hellenes to begin with.
Christian Persecutions Against The Pagan Hellenes
Our heroes of the war for independence did not die for ancient Greece, they fought and spilled their blood for Orthodox Greece. If it hadn't been for these christian heroes we would not be here talking about it.
Lets examine what you just stated....“fought and spilled their blood for Orthodox Greece?”
What about turning the other cheek Joanna?
Remember “Thou shalt not kill?”
Christian heroes, Christian soldiers, Christian warriors? That just doesn’t sound right! A bit of a contradiction to the teachings of your faith wouldn’t you say? What happened to love, compassion and forgiveness. How about mercy or grace? Or were the murders, which those “heroes” of yours committed overlooked?
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