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Pay Up Or Go To Hell In Russia!

The recession in Russia has resulted in large numbers of people who are unable to repay loans or other debts. As a result, the Federal Court Marshals Service is faced with an ever increasing load of back cases. In desperation, the Russian government has turned to the Moscow Patriarchate for assistance. The Marshals and the Church have assigned priests to offer sermons in their churches which denounce failure to repay debts as a sin. “Priests will say that unpaid debt is the same as theft in Christianity. The Marshal Service is reported in discussions with Muslim religious leaders to get the good word worked into sermons from imams. Buddhists who teach reincarnation teach failure to pay off debts means one carries them into the next alternative life. I am not exactly clear how becoming a dog enables one to pay off past debts. Perhaps, one can pay off in dog biscuits.

The entire episode is ridiculous and violates the very foundation of Christianity. Does anyone actually believe Jesus Christ would stand at the door of the pearly gates of heaven checking bank accounts and debts?

P.S. Just wondering, but how come no discussion with rabbis to slip in a few good words about paying off debts?

A Christian Story About Love-Hate?

I sometimes feel as though I am a visitor from the planet of Xul who has found himself wandering around this bizarre planet with head shaking (of course, we Xulians have two heads, but that is not part of this tory). On another blog entry I noted the headscarf war raging in Turkey where secular fanatics are demanding that no woman be allowed to wear a headscarf if in a university class. In the city of Baltimore, a boy and his father went off to church, I assume they were engaged in some form of Christian prayer. For some reason, dad and the boy got into an argument because the boy would not take off his hat and this sent dad into a fury. He rushed to his car, got a knife, returned and stabbed his son in the buttock, realized what he had done and ran away.

In the Jewish and Muslim religions men wear hats but in this Christian church men don’t wear hats. My question is whether God wants a hat on or bare head? Has anyone taken a trip to the big church in the sky and checked out what exactly the old Man up there wants in terms of heads covered or left uncovered? I always thought Jesus Christ preached peace and love and it is difficult for me to believe Jesus would get upset if you wore or did not wear a hat in his presence.

Could someone please inform this Xulian where did you crazy Earth people begin the battle over covering or not covering your heads?