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Ilia II tempted into surrogate

2011-05-03 20:09

Ilia II tempted into surrogate. 16578.jpegWho does not try to make the Church change the rules of the game these days?.. The Church is demanded to be tolerant to gays, to introduce female priests, to tolerate abortions, cancel "obsolete" sins. Humanists can't put up with the fact that there is this body that sticks to views not impersonalized by tolerance and political correctness. In Georgia too, there are people who want to teach the Church make a difference between sinners and saints.


It is always curious to see a new "sermon" preached to the Church on how Christianity should be "modernized". Everything seems so obvious, one would think. There is a public institution that has its rules, views, its faith after all. All this is not a must for everyone. At least, the Western world is far from theocracy. Live and be happy: the Church believes in one thing, you choose something else. Yet, Christianity gets into the spotlight and we hear calls to modernize the New Testament in compliance with human rights and the sexual revolution.

A question appears: who knows better than the Church what a sinner and a sin is in the language of faith? No one does. These are purely Christian notions that have sense only in the context of Gospels. And for people that live outside this context, the opinion of Church on what is good and bad must not mean much, must it?

Nonetheless, humanists continue to believe that the Church must adjust itself to statistically average views. Tamar Khachapuridze, head of the center of surrogate mothers of Georgia, condemns Patriarch Ilia II's Easter address calling it "discrimination".

"The desire to enroot evil and the life of sin with the help of most powerful means like mass media, to shape a vulgarized technological society ruled by money in which people, particularly young people, lose right orienting points and stop start considering the teaching of Christ as a relic of the past. Undoubtedly, all this affects people. Today it is comparatively easier for people to destroy families, to set up free relationships... No one teaches them that an abortion as an infringement on life of their own child, and the so-called "surrogate motherhood" are gravest crimes that take a lot of time to redeem", - the Easter epistle of the patriarch reads reproaching the country and its authorities in moral decay.

"We call to stop discriminating childless families and proclaim those doctors that help such families have children as sinners. We do not consider this way of childbirth as a sin", - Khachapuridze reacted robustly.

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