Thursday, April 18, 2013
PATRIARCH KIRILL OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH SPEAKS WORDS OF WISDOM ON THE DANGERS OF FEMINISM
"I consider the phenomenon called feminism very dangerous," said the powerful Patriarch Kirill in a speech delivered Tuesday and posted Wednesday on the official Russian Orthodox Church website.
"Feminist organisations proclaim a pseudo-freedom of women, which should be manifested outside marriage and family."
But he argued: "The man should be focussed on matters outside (of the house), he must work and earn money, but the woman is always directed to the inside, towards her children and her home."
"If that very important function of the woman is broken, then this is followed by the breaking of everything else: family, and in a larger sense, the motherland."
"We know how false propaganda of false values really works," said Kirill.
"An opinion is forced down that the woman's mission to be a mother is degrading," he told an organisation of Ukrainian Orthodox women.
"It's not an accident that most feminist leaders are unmarried," he said, adding that there is nothing wrong with a woman having a career if she "correctly sets priorities" and "serves her duty as a wife and mother" as well as "bringing public good".
"Birth rates fall when values are shifted and broken, when satisfying one's personal needs, one's egoism becomes the priority," he said.
PATRIARCH KIRILL TO UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX WOMEN