17424Patriarch Kirill leader lashes out against "theomachists"
- Jan 25, 2013http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=10237
25 January 2013, 10:01
Patriarch Kirill leader lashes out against "theomachists"
Moscow, January 25, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia
has come vigorously against "liberal" anthropocentric philosophies.
"The issue is not those pinpricks that theomachists are trying to
inflict on the body of the Church through their various actions. The
issue is the future of the world," the Patriarch said at the 21st
International Christmas Conference in Moscow on Thursday.
Mankind would not survive without the moral values "that God put into
human nature," he said.
Nor would it survive if it goes for the "liberal concept" that each
human being is "an alpha and omega, that he is authorized to decide what
is good and what is evil, that he can not only decide on his own future
but also has the right to exercise any influence he likes on the world
surrounding him," the Patriarch said.
"What the Church does today with support from its numerous allies -
intellectuals, teachers and so on - means accomplishing the main task
that faces people, the task of preserving human civilization," he said.