And Europe leads the way…
Russia represents the best hope for Europe’s future, according to a prominent official of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“Russia has no future without conscience, morals and normal human relations and without faith,” Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin told a Russian television audience. He said that Russia’s abiding religious faith is the reason why the country represents “the best future” for Europe.
Other European countries, and the US, have lost their moral bearings because they have embraced secularism, the Russian cleric said. “The West is now that same godless system which has collapsed as Communism, it has collapsed as Nazism, and it will collapse as capitalism.”
An advertising agency for a national movie theater chain in Southern California has rejected a church’s advertisement for its Easter service because it mentions the name of Jesus.
The pre-movie 30-second commercial for Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, Calif., aimed for viewers to consider whether Jesus actually rose from the dead. It was scheduled to run for three weeks on 45 movie screens across Orange County starting April 1. They paid more than $5,000, according to ABC.
The commercial targeted non-believers, inviting them to the church’s annual “Easter At The Bren” services, Sunday, April 24. The service is an annual event that hosts more than 5,000 attendees at the Bren Center on the University of California-Irvine campus.
It asked movie patrons, “Did it really happen?” And ended with “Why we actually believe in the resurrection.”
But the agency refused to show it, saying it has a policy of rejecting ads featuring religious figures. It also remarked that their constituents might be offended by such an advertisement…
That’s our wicked modern culture for you!
HT: Antonio Lombatti