The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.Well, well, well! So our current hierarch shows his true colors and indicates where he has been heading all along. It is no secret that Metropolitan Isaiah has had nothing but contempt for the arrangement we have had, with prior, more reasonable, more compassionate hierarchical approval, for so long in this city: an arrangement that was designed deliberately by our parents and grandparents to promote harmony and unity.
- Hannah Arendt
Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F.M. Conford
Our former hierarchs did not scream "Protestantism" every time they heard something they did not agree with; what the current regime throughout this country now espouses and seeks to implement by marginalizing the laity to so great a degree is actually more a Roman Catholic model, and we've all seen how well that has worked.
Further, since the current hierarch could not influence a majority opinion through his puppet, our esteemed Proistamenos, (now apparently the esteemed Proistamenos solely of Prophet Elias), or through a spineless Parish Council, to accomplish this split, he is now doing so by fiat.
Yesterday it was two Philoptochos chapters!
Today it is two Proistamenoi!
Tomorrow it will be two Parish Councils!
What we have here are the final phases of a τετελεσμένο γεγονός – a fait accompli – a done deal.
This community must not tolerate such an outrage.