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[ by Charles Cameron — miracle in Egypt, human perfection in Russia ]

It’s not entirely clear, then, why he would need to be “shriven ” — have his confession heard and be granted absolution — by Abbot Ephraim

To be fair, though — Putin‘s exact words, as reported in the body of the Independent post:

It appears that the Lord built my life in a way that I have nothing to regret.

Not quite the same thing as “God wanted him to be perfect” — although, doesn’t God want that for everyone? Matthew 5.48, at least in the King James version.


Meanwhile in Egypt:

3 Responses to “Miraculous!”

  1. Scott Says:

    Expresses my feelings perfectly –

  2. Grurray Says:

    This may not be as bad as it sounds when considered in the context of Hebrews 10:14

    this is the basis of the fundamentalist belief that when they’re ‘born again’ they’ll be ensured salvation. It seems if you scratch below the surface you can find certain affinities between Orthodox Catholics and Evangelicals.

  3. Charles Cameron Says:

    On the topic of the miraculous — did you see this NYT magazine piece on Pentecostal child preachers in Brazil?

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