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Веленью божию, о муза, будь послушна,
Обиды не страшась, не требуя венца,
Хвалу и клевету приемли равнодушно,
И не оспоривай глупца. 


Я памятник себе воздвиг нерукотворный…
Александр Сергеевич Пушкин (1799—1837)
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On the supremacy of the spiritual powers over the powers of states and statesmen – The Searches in the Philosophy of Religion – By Michael Novakhov


Contents

Introduction: The powers of the Divine compelled me to search for  answers


1. Christianity is Culture, and our modern Western Culture is Christianity



2. The Christendom is dead! 



3. Searches in the Philosophy of Religion 



4. The Supremacy of the Spiritual Powers


5. The Papal Supremacy



6. Other Related Searches

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On the supremacy of the spiritual powers over the powers of states and statesmen – the Searches in the Philosophy of Religion 
By Michael Novakhov

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Introduction: The powers of the Divine compelled me to search for  answers


To my opponents I should dedicate this little piece of thought: they should be viewed in the magic mirror of irony as the angelic part of my devilish Self. 


A man knocked on my door yesterday evening; he was sent by those in power; they are puzzled by me, and want to coopt me, forgiving kindly all the insults and the endless series of wrath that I hurled at their poor bold heads in my angry impatience, deservedly or not. 


“You look like a priest, pray for me”, I told that man half-mockingly, and slammed the door in his face. And now I feel guilty about my rudeness. And this prompted me to compile this Search, as a note and the greeting to those who sent that nice man, and as my penitence, but without changing the substance of the response: there is no way, that this independent and rebellious Spirit of mine can be coopted by anything or anyone. The Island is an Island and forever an Island. And the Islands are always lonely; that’s their nature, I guess.


I questioned the men in power, rather arrogantly, earlier: Where are your Theologians, I asked them, and what did they produce? And it was I, the absolute, laughing, teasing, condescending NON-BELIEVER!



And now the Powers of the Divine compelled me to search for  answers, as ironically as it sounds. 


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1. Christianity is Culture, and our modern Western Culture is Christianity


Und why iz ziz zo? That’z zi Question! 


In brief, because the State Powers are concerned with the large social structures, their self-organisations, functioning, preservation, expansions, and perpetuation; just like the physical human bodies, their atomic units, are concerned with the same tasks and issues. 
Spirit governs these bodies, makes them alive and unique, and is ultimately endlessly and boundlessly free, and that is why it has the supreme power over them, and it practices and exercises these powers in the ways visible and invisible, fleeting and determined. This Spirit is Culture. 


Christianity is Culture, and our modern Western Culture is Christianity, first of all, and most of all, as its most defining component and element. 


2. The Christendom is dead! 


Pope Francis on the end of the Christendom


Pope Francis on the end of the Christendom – Google Search


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‘Christendom no longer exists,’ pope says, explaining need to revamp Curia 



As he has often done, Pope Francis quoted the 19th-century composer Gustav Mahler, who said, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”

“Christendom no longer exists,” he said. “Today we are not the only ones who produce culture, nor are we the first or the most listened to.”
Christianity, “especially in Europe, but also in a large part of the West, is no longer an obvious premise of our common life, but rather it is often denied, derided, marginalized or ridiculed.” 
“In all its being and acting, the church is called to promote the integral development of the human person in the light of the Gospel,” he said.
The church does so, he continued, by “serving the weakest and most marginalized, in particularly forced migrants, who represent at this time a cry in the desert of our humanity” and are “the symbol of all those thrown away by our globalized society.”
The church, he said, “is called to testify that for God no one is a ‘stranger’ or ‘excluded.’ It is called to awaken consciences numbed by indifference to the reality of the Mediterranean Sea, which has become for many, too many, a cemetery.”

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As Robert Mickens wrote in a 2018 piece for La Croix, “Vatican Godfather,” Sodano worked quietly to push cardinal electors behind Bergoglio.
“For some three decades he was the man in the Vatican no one dared to cross,” wrote Mickens. “Even the popes he served were careful to gain his consent because of the loyalty he commanded from many key people at all levels of the Roman Curia.”



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A scene in “The Two Popes,” the charming new Netflix movie, has Anthony Hopkins as a brooding, gentle Benedict XVI hearing the unprompted confession of Cardinal Jorge Borgoglio, played by Jonathan Pry…




M.N.: I wrote so many critical things about Cardinal Sodano, (and just like so many other reporters and writers, who at times were even more critical than I was), and I called him “Cardinal Satano”, but if I were there at that moment, I would him a big bear hug, without any hesitations, and absolutely sincerely, so great is the mysterious power of this man. Even at his age of 92, he looks sharp, smart, wise (in many meanings, probably), fatherly, understanding, forgiving, priestly, grand, but with a certain devious tinge. 


Pope Francis greeting Cardinal Angelo Sodano.


Pope Francis greeting Cardinal Angelo Sodano.   (Vatican Media)


Things are complex, and the name callings do not solve the problems. I wish, he would tell us his story, and nothing but the truth. He definitely knows a lot, and definitely the stuff we all can learn from. And he can share it with us, if he so chooses. 


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Do this, Bro – Fra, tell us. We do want to learn from you, good and bad, beautiful and ugly, the Godly, the Divine, and the Earthly and the Devilish. But the whole TRUTH. I know, if he tells his story, he will tell the whole truth, I would trust him with this. 


Do this, Bro. Do this, Grandpa. 


See also: Cardinal Sodano – Google Search


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Pope Francis made the huge, “epochal”, historical announcement and the admission, which, was just the recognition, acceptance, and the official acknowledgement and statement of the obvious fact, formed and shaped naturally during the past century: 


The Christendom is dead! 
Long live the true and the renewed Christianity and the Great Western Culture and Civilization!

It took the extraordinary courage and the sense of historical responsibility to make this admission. The “Cristendom”, this historically formed conglomeration of the Empires, Kingdoms, Czardoms, various Principalities, etc., etc., is no more! 

What is left, is pure and  purified, cleansed, transformed, renewed, revitalized, Divinely Cured in the Magnificent Halls of CURIA, the True CHRISTIANITY, which is the Empire and the Dominion of SPIRIT, unbound and free, at the long last. The Spirit Of Christianity shed away the vestiges of its service and subservience (if it ever was so) to the Earthly and State Powers. From now on, as it was declared, Christianity exists in the form of Culture, and the Western Civilization and Culture in their essence, in their hearts of hearts, is the Christianity. 
And the “WP”: the Word Power, the Power of verbal self-expression, Religious Thought and Word, the Literature and the Humanities, in this new age of the Internet and the Social Media, have increased greatly, and became the new shaping social and political force to be reckoned with. 

The Papal Supremacy became truly supreme, omniscient and omnipresent, it became the renewed and the redefined Spiritual Supremacy, and in this Divine Transformation, paradoxically, if you will, it acquired more Powers, and more efficient, and more effective Powers, among them, the Powers to influence the peoples’ hearts and minds, and therefore to influence and to shape the World events and developments. 

The Pope’s authority became the ultimate Global Moral Authority and Power, reigning supreme over all the other Powers, and dictating and ruling over them. 

Mazel Tov, Pope Francis! And I am absolutely, 100% serious about this congratulation, and about everything I have described and interpreted so far. 

The new Epoch has truly started, and not just the New Year and the New Century, but the New Millennium! 
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3. Searches in the Philosophy of Religion



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Philosophy of religion is the philosophical study of the meaning and nature of religion. It includes the analyses of religious concepts, beliefs, terms, arguments, and practices of religious adherents. The scope of much of the work done in philosophy of religion has been limited to the various theistic religions.

Philosophy of religion is “the philosophical examination of the central themes and concepts involved in religious traditions”. Philosophical discussions on such …

Philosophy of religion, discipline concerned with the philosophical appraisal of human religious attitudes and of the real or imaginary objects of those attitudes, …
Philosophy is the most critical and comprehensive thought process developed by human beings. It is quite different from religion in that where Philosophy is both …

A brief introduction to some of the issues discussed in the Philosophy of Religion and Natural Theology.



Philosophy of religiondiscipline concerned with the philosophical appraisal of human religious attitudes and of the real or imaginary objects of those attitudes, God or the gods. The philosophy of religion is an integral part of philosophy as such and embraces central issues regarding the nature and extent of human knowledge, the ultimate character of reality, and the foundations of morality


Philosophy of Religion

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Philosophy of religion is the philosophical examination of the themes and concepts involved in religious traditions as well as the broader philosophical task of reflecting on matters of religious significance including the nature of religion itself, alternative concepts of God or ultimate reality, and the religious significance of general features of the cosmos (e.g., the laws of nature, the emergence of consciousness) and of historical events (e.g., the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, the Holocaust). Philosophy of religion also includes the investigation and assessment of worldviews (such as secular naturalism) that are alternatives to religious worldviews. Philosophy of religion involves all the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, value theory (including moral theory and applied ethics), philosophy of language, science, history, politics, art, and so on. Section 1 offers an overview of the field and its significance, with subsequent sections covering developments in the field since the mid-twentieth century. These sections address philosophy of religion as practiced primarily (but not exclusively) in departments of philosophy and religious studies that are in the broadly analytic tradition. The entry concludes with highlighting the increasing breadth of the field, as more traditions outside the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) have become the focus of important philosophical work.

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