A Russian military officer, trying to religiously motivate his troops to join the war of aggression against neighboring Ukraine, many in Ukraine also being slavs and Orthodox Christians, had this to say according to a source cited by Yahoo News: “I promise that we will win this holy war…Who is fighting against us? People who say that their God is Satan. Satanists are at war with us. People who insist we attend LGBT parades.”
Where did he get that from? From the anonymous internet propagandist “Q”? More likely, “Q” got it from Vladimir Putin who reportedly has said in his desperation to justify his war of aggression against Ukraine:
Never mind that the initial justification for invading Ukraine with a massive force of over 100,000 Russian troops was to de-nazify Ukraine. And yet there is irony there considering how similarly Putin’s appeal to the Christian faith as justification for a war of aggression sounded like Hitler’s:
Translated via Google Translate: “We have different faiths in Germany, but we are one: which faith conquers the other, that is not the question, but whether Christianity stands or falls, that is the question!”
Putin’s rhetoric sounds even more apocalyptic than Hitler’s attempted Christianization of his genocidal plan for the Jewish people, in that Putin lumps Western civilization into the Satanist camp as some of his military officers are apparently doing.
Now have a look at a supposed “Russian Orthodox Christian” Cathedral Putin commissioned as covered in this Guardian piece, entitled, Angels and artillery: a cathedral to Russia’s new national identity Cathedral of the Armed Forces blends militarism, patriotism and Orthodox Christianity to controversial effect.”
Below, see militarized themes in and surrounding the Cathedral with some points of interest.
To compare the militarization and state-servitude of the Russian Orthodox with an historical church in Germany, see the following images from inside a Nazi era church with the swastikas removed per German law:
The militarization of the Christian faith contributed to the war that victimized Russia when it was under Stalin’s Soviet leadership, and which Putin uses to justify his war against Ukraine today. By self-serving association, Putin puts the entire West with all of its diverse peoples, faiths, faith traditions, freedom of worship, and freedom of speech including religious speech, in the satanism category. It is a conspiracy theory of victimhood that is very much like that which Hitler aimed at the Jews.
Yet this is not just an irony pointed out in a post trying to be interesting. This is a reality developing in the sick Russian state and its influence over the Russian people that currently endangers Europe and the World with nuclear threats.