Russian Priests Blessing Weapons

Russia is weird and terrifying place that loves war so much that even their priests are blessing weapons. Well, what else would you expect from a nation that grew up in nightmarish playgrounds and went to schools like this

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

Russian priests love to bless weapons.

12 thoughts on “Russian Priests Blessing Weapons”

  1. How many different kinds of people throughout history have justified their actions by claiming God is on their side as they attacked other people?

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  2. Christianity and militarism are old bedfellows. It’s not only the Russians. The US armed forces are also full of religious lunatics – strangely, the Air Force in particular.

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  3. No defending the priests by any means… but I think if they don’t bless they will all suffer and die by the hands of their leader.

  4. If these pictures aren’t staged,then they show some of the saddest, most hypocritical, actions of men (gender specificity intended).

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  5. Well, Susan and Jane, there are quite a few women out there in uniform who consider themselves God-fearing and righteous, who will kill even civilians without a single qualm, and one of the commenters was right, our own US Air Force has more than you’d expect. They bombed civilian targets in Iraq without a qualm. Bloodthirstyness in the US military is not so prevalent among the enlisted, but the careerist women officers, they’re the worst.

    I came on active duty as a US Army 2LT in 1977, the year DoD abolished the WACs and was on active duty for 11 years, then finished out in the USAR and retired in 1999. I watched the change in both our society and in the military. There’s something about being unchallenged at 20,000 ft. and everybody ‘down there’ looking like ‘insects’ ( or “rag heads,” “camel Jockeys,” and some other epithets that I won’t mention here) that brings out the worst in the flyboys and girls. My guess is the female officers feel they have to be more bloodthirsty and “harder” than the men in order to show they’re as big or worse “bad asses,” so they will be “taken seriously.” It’s not about patriotism with them, but proving women can kill just like men and therefore demonstrate they are the equal to (or superior to) men, the exact opposite of all the lecturing I and the rest of American men had to listen to during the late 1960’s through the 1990’s from the Women’s Liberation Movement, who castigated all men (how’s that for sexism) as being bloodthirsty animals, but when women got their hands on the levers of powers, they avowed that then “peace will guide the planet, and love will steer the stars.” What a load of bullshit. Anyone who has worked on Capitol Hill long enough will tell you, or even private industry, that the “queen bees” are more deadly than the males. I worked for one when I was a federal civilian with the Marines at Quantico, but I observed others in other agencies and services. So knock off this hypocritical crap about men, because you women are just as capable of murder — just take a look at how current TV programs that celebrate violent and amoral women, especially if they’re on the wrong side of the law. These programs are written and produced by, yes, you women. In fact, our prisons continue to fill up at an amazing rate with women vice men, who have plateaued out, so to speak.

    And increasingly, women are committing capital crimes, vice the non-violent or less violent ones they historically committed. And we’re not talking about actions taken in self-defense. And finally, I give you the kill-crazy exemplars of The New American Woman, two Republican congresswomen, Boebart and Majorie Green, who worship gods made of metal (guns). They are your heroes/heroines, not mine. As for the Wonder Women, well, they are Marvel comic creations, not real women.

    It should be noted one of the standing informal instructions the British SAS has in dealing with terrorists is “kill the women first,” because the women tend to be the most resistant to surrender, and more willing to fight to the death, based on the SAS’ experience.

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  6. Yeah, and that doesn’t even seem to help, since the Ukrainians are destroying tanks, etc.

  7. That sort of ritual happens in many countries with deep cultural ties to catholocism.

    It doesn’t give them any edge. I have yet to read of holy water stopping a bullet.

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