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    Everyone should call it Novogodnyaya yelka or New Year's tree as we did in Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Everyone should call it Novogodnyaya yelka or New Year's tree as we did in Russia.
    Big, the only reason Russians didn't celebrate Christmas (back since 90's) was because the Bolsheviks banned all religion after killing off the czar. Due to the suppression of religion during the Soviet regime, St. Nicholas a/k/a Santa Claus, was replaced by Grandfather Frost, the Russian Spirit of Winter and the Snowmaiden who brought gifts on New Year's.

    Interesting similarities don't you think.

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    The religion wasn't banned. The government simply allowed to expose religious lies. There were churches everywhere. However, in schools they told you the truth. For example, in Church they told you that when an icon wheeps when you tell it your sins and problems that is God's action. In reality someone behind the icon turned on the faucet at the right time.

    The church's doors were open in the winter but as you step inside it was warm. The church said God kept it warm when in fact it simply had heaters turned on near the entrance just like in any supermarket.

    Once kids learned about all this nobody even thought of being religious.

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    well, there's always the Festivus Pole

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    When I went to Lithuania for a vacation I visited a Church. Saw a priest throwing something what looked like a toilet water on the kids. They called it Holy water. They were always a bit backward in Lithuania but the communists let them be.

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    Those were the later years after the communists began to weaken. When the Bolsheviks swiped control, they took all of the churches away from their faiths, dissolved the religious organizations, booted the monks out and stole all of the religious relics and melted them down.

    No if that is not banning the practice of religion....

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    Big, which religion did you learn under growing up in Russia

    Russian Orthodox, Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Jewish ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    Those were the later years after the communists began to weaken. When the Bolsheviks swiped control, they took all of the churches away from their faiths, dissolved the religious organizations, booted the monks out and stole all of the religious relics and melted them down.

    No if that is not banning the practice of religion....

    Of course, because all of the priests fought against the Bolsheviks and supported the Tzar. If someone kills your comrades you take him down.

    Later when the civil war was over and especially after WWII after Stalin's death nobody touched the Churches.


    They had all kinds of Churches and synagogues in Russia. I know Orthodox Christian is the main Russian Church but in Lithuania it might have been a Catholic Church. I didn't really inquire too much. Either one is opium to society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    They had all kinds of Churches and synagogues in Russia.
    But none were used for the intended purpose.


    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I didn't really inquire too much. Either one is opium to society.
    Thank you proving my point.

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