Quick Blessings

From BoingBoing:

TitlePatriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church is a powerful reactionary figure in the country’s toxic political scene, which has welded a tale of thwarted imperial destiny to a thin-skinned fundamentalist theology that can’t bear the slightest sign of mockery; he’s blamed ISIS on secularism and Pride parades and says that marriage equality literally heralds the imminent apocalypse.

So there’s a lot of context behind this photo of Kirill spraying holy water on sensitive Russian government computer systems to fight the Wcry ransomware worm. …the real nexus of this photo is the government official with the “you’ve got to be kidding me” expression, who exists in a power-structure that requires solemn professions of belief in this powerful weirdo’s dumb rituals.

This idiocy happens far more than you would think.

A Russian Orthodox bishop has blessed Russian missiles used in airstrikes. Hell, it seems they’ll bless ANYTHING.

Though, to be fair, the Catholics aren’t far behind. 1

Quick Blessings

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  1. Though they save most blessings for money and young kids.

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