Russian Orthodox spokesman addresses the #Syria-n intervention

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“Once again, as was the case in Iraq, the US is acting as an international executioner,” Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the external-relations department of the Moscow Patriarchate, told the AsiaNews service. “Once again thousands of lives will be sacrificed on the altar of an imaginary democracy.”

via Russian Orthodox spokesman rips US approach to Syria, warns Christians will suffer : News Headlines – Catholic Culture.

This is why the Mandean community is facing extinction, as are Christians in Iraq.

But, we go headlong into war with imaginary reasons and imaginary goals.

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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