Today, 09:25 PM
Personally "freedom of religion" means nothing to me, particularly for cultists of various kinds. Nevertheless I do question whether having a national church is actually useful when that church is OK with bowing down to idols (7th ecunemical council) and at best isn't exactly clear on sola fide. I also wondered if this could hurt anyone in the better parts of Protestantism (Anglicans, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and in this case I also have to say Reformed Baptists). Do any of those groups stand to be significantly harmed by this or is it just cultists and Muslims who are going to bear the brunt of it?
My thoughts were somewhat mixed as well, I know most of the other commentators are going to just be whining about "freedom of religion" right from the get-go, and contra most of America we know that doesn't work, but I do wonder if a Russian Orthodox church is going to be a net good. I'm also curious how Putin's going to use this thing. Interesting times indeed.