Russian Orthodox Group God's Will Confronts Scientologists
- Orthodox nationalists confront Scientologists
DOCUMENT: "GOD'S WILL" GROUP FAMOUS FOR ITS STRANGE ACTIONS
Press Service of Scientology Church of Moscow, 11 April 2013
Apparently having gotten false information from antireligious propaganda, which some news media are not averse to, several persons from a certain group, "God's Will," on 8 April appeared outside the building of the Scientology Church of Moscow. They called themselves "Orthodox," and they began to conduct a "prayer service," while disrupting order and quiet around the church building, applying stickers on the building, and pestering passers-by.
The God's Will group is known for its strange actions: hooligan pranks in a museum, prayer service against "Pussy Riot," vandalism in the Yabloko Party office, and others, which you cannot call expressions of love and tolerance. The language chosen by these people of intolerance and hatred is not at all what contemporary Russian society needs. The propaganda of hatred and strife does not comply with the requirements of Russian law and it undermines the foundations of harmony among Russians who are adherents of diverse religions.
We recall that the Scientology Church of Moscow has been providing aid to the residents of Moscow for 19 years now and it has a large number of parishioners.
Russian Scientologists enlighten young people about the harm of drugs and they participate in disaster relief (helping victims after the flood in Krymsk, helping victims in the roof collapse of Basman market, etc.).
Today the Scientology Church of Moscow is open seven days a week from 10:00 in the morning to 10:00 in the evening, and every person who is interested in or seeking spirituality may visit the church and create his own opinion about it. In the church is a public information center and on its stands one may find everything about the church and its activity. The book exhibit on the first floor will possibly open for you new knowledge about yourself and your surroundings. (tr. by PDS, posted 11 April 2013)
Russian original posted on Portal-credo.ru, 11 April 2013
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