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  1. This god fiction they imagine really is a tosspot of spectacular proportions.

    Oh, and this guy is definitely a contender for the “Stupidest Hat” award for religious wingnuts – It reminds me of something out of Blackadder.

    I’m sorry, and my heart breaks for LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia, but I don’t waste time being civil to these magic boggled simpletons (complete with wizard headgear) and just point and laugh at them for their primitive savage stupidity.

    1. The hat was designed by Philip Treacy, I have one myself! On a serious note, I can’t believe that he thinks equal marriage is a sign of the apocalypse.

      1. nixiotemba 22 Jul 2013, 2:56pm

        I think it is a sign of hís apocalypse

    2. Yes, he is certainly giving Lady Blackadder a run for her money, what a pimped-up tit he looks. Without the fraudulent “religiosity” and very fancy dress he would likely be a jobless and destitute drunk sleeping rough on the streets.
      Since when was sexual orientation a traditional thing?
      Kirill is a pimped-up ass.

  2. Kirill ought to first have a close look at the sexual preferences and behaviour of some of his own bishops serving in Western Europe, before he sounds off like this. He is treading on quicksand.

    1. MerlynHerne 22 Jul 2013, 7:06pm

      Well said! I was a Russian Orthodox monk and priest for almost 20 years (US) and I can tell you that a good 75% percent of the monastic clergy is gay and a similar proportion of bishops are also gay (they are generally chosen from the monastic clergy). The hypocrisy and homophobia finally got me to leave.

  3. Says the Christian whose job it is to love people. Interesting how the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001, and yet they are still doing so well! Is ‘god’ just being a little slow? Come on, shape up!

    1. Orthodoxy, whatever its national identity (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Georgian, Ukrainian, or Greek) has declared a kind of unholy war against LGBTs. In Greece, too, there are bishops of the Church who condemn homosexuality. The church’s hostility and attitude has helped to support policies and legislation that penalizes LGBTs in Russia with the anti-gay propaganda bill and in Greece with a re-enactment of a health code section mandating HIV testing (resulting in arrests of Trans. women and sex workers). Eastern Orthodoxy has sided with right wing extremists in order to prevail in most, if not all, of these countries.

  4. You know normally I am calm collected articulate and an put my point across with class and ease….however, today I think ihave read just one too many articles on religion and its abuses on the world, so, just this once, at the top of my voice….

    F OFF
    F OFF
    F OFF
    F OFF

    1. or, in Russian: Иди на хуй!

      It’ll be easier for the old git ti understand.

  5. johnny33308 21 Jul 2013, 8:12pm

    Isn’t it time to cease being an unenlightened superstitious ninny?

  6. What is he wearing?

    1. I think perhaps he’s on his way back in time to a Trekkie convention in the year 1640.

      1. Interesting you you would say that, one of the key features of Star Trek was that the earth had grown out of superstition and thus had no religions, you know what, that series sucessfully predicted many things, let hope this is one of them.

        1. Yes, Star Trek tackled a lot of topics that other shows didn’t dare to.

  7. What a silly looking drag queen that guy is. Why would anyone take his views seriously? Someone should ask Joan Rivers to comment on his outfit.

  8. Godric Godricson 21 Jul 2013, 8:35pm

    The Russian Orthodox Church survived the terrible persecution of Stalin and all they had learnt was how to persecute others. What a time to be LGBT in Russia.

    1. Stalin learnt how to manipulate, use and abuse people through his early experience with the church, it’s a chicken and egg type of thing.

  9. Apocalypse? Be more original, that one is getting old.
    As for his absolute morality he can keep it, at best it is redundant if one is capable of empathy.

  10. What a straight up SUKA(cyka)

    1. Да, ты прав! :)

  11. talk about the boy who cried “wolf!”. We’ve been hearing this “It’s the apocalypse! It’s the apocalypse!” crap for 2000 years and – ooh, look. We’re still here. The only only “end” that is coming is the end to their stupid superstition.

  12. Well I think the apocalypse is over due… Enough bigotry…. oops some of the bloggers on here might go down in the rapture too

  13. He looks like an extra in a very cheap sci-fi film. Ridiculous. How can anyone take him seriously? Is that cross actually on top of his head?

    But then look at Putin, if ever there was a closet case over compensating with the macho cr*p it’s him.

    1. I spent a good 10 minutes yesterday daydreaming about plotting a honey trap for putin, I would love to expose him as a homosexual with photographic evidence and the dirtier the better.

      1. Commander Thor 22 Jul 2013, 9:15am

        You’d probably have an unfortunate accident before you got the word out…

    This image pretty mush sums up the leader of the Russian orthodox church.

  15. Not genocide, not poverty, not corruption, not war, not suicide lunatics, not financial catastrophe, No folks, equal marriage is a sign of the apocalypse.

  16. Is this the Russian Eurovision entry?

  17. Hard to imagine that a people who fought a desperate brutal battle against Hitler, then had all those years of communist dictatorship would be happy to end up being lectured to by this comic opera figure.

  18. white squirrel 21 Jul 2013, 11:04pm

    clearly this preist has not read his bible
    as i vaguely recall somethign along the lines of jesus will return ‘like a thief in the night’
    this suggests unseen and without warning
    so assuming the bible true – [which a priest would claim] then the ‘apocalyse would have no pre-warning signs

  19. That might be really scary if I believed in an apocalypse, or jealous, angry sky fairies, or the “church, or silly men in funny hats that make silly pronouncements to silly people who believe in the apocalypse, jealous, angry sky fairies, the church and silly men in funny hats that make silly pronouncements…

  20. “Man dressed as villain in bad sci-fi movie says gays are weird”

    1. That cracked me up :D

  21. Riiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhttt.

    And I’m supposed to take you seriously when you’re in fancy dress, with some sort of Mosque on your head, or is it a model of St Paul’s ? Get real you dope-head, and stop smoking that stuff if you can’t handle it.

    The only apocalypse we need to concern ourselves with is man-made Global Warning, and that won’t affect us but future generations.

    Jesus and Saint Paul were both apocalypticists (try saying that after a couple of glasses of wine!), who both throught God would bring a new era within their lifetime. Jesus didn’t believe in the warm fluffy romantic heaven in the sky, but as flesh and blood on Earth, eternally – not sure how that works on a practical level, but religion never really did pragmatism much.

    To Mr Kirill I say – get a fcuking proper job and stop pissing everybody off.

    1. It’s not global warming anymore; it’s global climate change.

      They had to change the name after they Mother Nature proved the scientists wrong.

  22. Legalizing love is the sign of the end times?
    Wow, what a f^cked up god one must worship, to believe that love (it doesn’t matter who its participants are) is the BIG evil in the world.
    It’s not starvation, nuclear weapons, clashing ideologies, racism, or political idealogies, but LOVE.
    Some god….

  23. Patriarch Kirill is a spiv who made a fortune from the state’s monopoly on tobacco imports. He wears an expensive gold watch and lives in a luxury flat donated to him by the regime. He is so close to Putin you couldn’t get a fag paper between them. His Church is medieval, anti-Semitic, and homophobic in the extreme. And he has the nerve to lecture about morality?

    1. Forgot to mention that he is strongly rumoured to be an ex-KGB agent (like Putin).

      1. MerlynHerne 22 Jul 2013, 7:13pm

        That wouldn’t surprise me in the least since many of the clergy and hierarchy over there were in the pay of the KGB. BTW, isn’t Putin ex-KGB as well?

  24. Chandler In Las Vegas 22 Jul 2013, 1:43am

    Oh, my, he wears a tin hat with an antenna.

    1. GingerlyColors 22 Jul 2013, 1:18pm

      He looks like a Teletubby! After all he does live in La-La Land! And next door is Po-Land!


  26. James Savik 22 Jul 2013, 4:03am

    I thought that the Cubs winning the world series was a sign of the Apocalypse.

    They’ve got their mythology and I’ve got mine.

  27. RJ Abada, OFM 22 Jul 2013, 4:17am

    in fairness there are some signs of promise in his previous comments. but blaming gay marriage for the apocalypse? hurtful, uncharitable, and unbiblical.

  28. Mind you, this is coming from a man who absolutely adores a political leader (Putin) who is a reasonable candidate for the Antichrist.

  29. white squirrel 22 Jul 2013, 6:11am

    the fact that his head gear vaguely resembles a white policemans helmet is probably coincidence-
    the white outside his head conceals the black thoughts inside
    but those are summed up in his statement:
    “Morality is either absolute or it does not exist”
    is this another one who if they did not have god/jesus would go around raping , murdering, and stealing

  30. So is he riding around in a Daimler limo and wearing expensive jewelry and turning his back on the poor and injustice!!!

  31. Does this mean we can scrap Trident and just get a couple of married guys instead

  32. How can we take someone seriously when they are dressed as a giant condom?

  33. The world has a hard enough time giving a cr*p when ANY religious nut spouts anti-gay apocalypse rubbish, but a RUSSIAN religious nut?! Why they’ve even wasted the time to listen to it and type it up let alone publish it is a mystery.

  34. Patriarch Kirill…What a knob-head!

  35. Tim Hanafin 22 Jul 2013, 8:41am

    Morality is neither fixed nor absolute. Only a simpleton would claim it to be.

    1. You him the nail on the head with simpleton Tim :-)

  36. Or the apocalypse of bigots

  37. The sooner these religious loons all die out the better.

    Has the UK, France, New Zealand, Spain and other countries seen society collapse since the introduction of same sex marriage? No, and it won’t either.

    Hiding behind religion to reveal one’s homophobia, no change there.

  38. Surely nothing could be more ‘apocalyptic’ than 70 years under an explicitly atheistic totalitarian communist regime? You know, the one the Orthodox Church reached an accommodation with….er….?

  39. I welcome this tosspot’s comments. The more that religion appears to be discriminatory, the better it is for a quicker demise of all organised god-bothering. Considering religion is supposedly all about ‘peace’ and ‘love’, they don’t half peddal some vile incitement to hatred. Societies where religion is regarded with derision seem far happier than those which give it credence. Russia is going backwards into the past instead of becoming a modern, forward-looking State.

  40. Marx the Spot 22 Jul 2013, 10:13am

    but Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow, is more than content to keep Putin’s money launderers in the Temple. He has struck a deal. Putin offers the Orthodox church a partial restoration of its tsarist privileges: state aid for the restoration of churches the communists destroyed; and the return of priests to the schools and universities. Kirill returns the favour by making support for the Kremlin kleptomaniacs a quasi-religious duty. Everyone quotes his statement that Putin’s rule was a “miracle of God”. But they miss the hysterical assertion that before Putin’s divine intervention Russia was in as bad a state as when the Nazis invaded in 1941. Those who protested against Putin’s rigged election, continued Vsevolod Chaplin, spokesman for the Moscow patriarchate, were comparable to foreign agents. They were “under the influence of puppet masters” – manipulated and suspect.

  41. The thing about the Apocalypse (if you believe in it) is that it is in the hands of a god – it cannot be controlled by anyone, (whatever form of fancy clothes you wear, Kirill). If it’s coming on a due date, then it’s coming and gay marriage won’t hasten it.

  42. Well, I think they will find that the christian church was performing same sex marriages up until the 18th century.

    There’s proof that same sex marriages were performed from the 8th century BC from the vatican logs and other various ancient documents.

    1. The Orthodox Church has long had a special same sex ritual, and there are ancient icons of same sex couples, “married” by Jesus. One was on display at the Royal Academy a couple of years ago.

  43. Oh yes, I see it there in revelations, just before the locusts.. oh wait, no I don’t, because revelations, aka the spotters guide to the apocalypse, doesn’t say anything of the sort.

  44. GingerlyColors 22 Jul 2013, 1:16pm

    Didn’t Russia, along with America nearly cause the Apocalypse with their nuclear weapons on several occasions? Especially when things kicked off over Cuba in 1963. At that time homosexuality was illegal throughout the Soviet Union and in Cuba as well as 49 of the 50 US States.

  45. Patriach Kilill moves into the lead in the international’ talking bollocks with a stupid hat on’ competition. Come on pope francis and justin welby, dont let him beat you !

  46. “head of Russian church newly diagnosed with idiocy and has IQ measured at 28 points; doctors don’t believe he can be cured and are just waiting for him to die”

  47. and a sobering thought, this guy has the support of a huge chunk of the population,, make all the appropriate derogatory comments you will, but he commands a huge following and wields a lot of power. Unjustified of course, but true. These awful people insinuate themselves into every walk of Russian life.. but then, the Catholic Church has done the same.. until recently… keep on eye on these a-holes and stay politically active.

  48. He was in Poland recently, shame on this village country!

  49. The more religious one is, the lower the intelligence. The most religious are the most stupidest, heartless twits one could ever encounter. What a loopy wanker.

  50. ““This is a very dangerous and apocalyptic symptom…”

    Of course it is, dear, of course it is. And watch out for the increase in the price of potatoes too – another sure sign that we’re all DOOMED!

    These people are embarrassing.

  51. John in Toronto Canada 22 Jul 2013, 4:38pm

    If the apocalypse would stop the noise of these right-wing f**ktards, then I welcome it. Humanity needs to get over religion, and get over itself if we’re ever to survive the next 200 years.

  52. George Broadhead 22 Jul 2013, 4:42pm

    Posters to this list can make as many insulting comments about this homophobe as they like, but the awful truth is that the religion he is head of has a huge number of followers in Russia, including Vladimir Putin, and is largely responsible for the country’s draconian anti-gay legislation.

    1. Wrong! The Russian Orthodox church is a sign of the apocalypse

  53. Lesley Stafford 22 Jul 2013, 6:30pm

    Personally, I can’t wait – bring it on – I love a good apocalypse!

  54. Art Pearson 22 Jul 2013, 8:09pm

    Russia’s reactionary attitude to glbt freedom is more likely a sign that anything that’s happening in the west.

  55. Janet Lameck 22 Jul 2013, 9:18pm

    Render unto Caeser that which is Caesers.
    Render unto God that which is God’s.
    Separate Church from STATE and make them pay their share of property taxes etc.

  56. Matt Bear-Fowler 22 Jul 2013, 10:03pm

    If the Holocaust, the Russian gulags, World Wars, mass starvation, and so many other things didn’t cause the apocalypse, why would gay marriage cause it now? I love the Orthodox Church but they have it all wrong on this issue.

  57. Why does this guy remind me of Chicken Little?

  58. A lot of these “public figures” need to step down from their posts. At least put someone who knows how to tell the truth be put in their places, especially Putin. Not trying to be judgmental but a lot of these Russian figures need a deep lobotomy or even a new brain implant, cause the ones they have are poisoned and just filled with complete and utter bs. It’s to the point where all they are is a laughing stock to the entire world. No true common sense nor logic between those ears. My heart goes out to the LGBT people living in Russia and have a word of advice for them, Get out while you still can it’s only going to get worse. Let Russia destroy itself from within.

  59. “Head of Russian Orthodox Church warns equal marriage is a sign of the apocalypse”


    Head of Russian Orthodox Church is a fool.

  60. peter Duncan 26 Jul 2013, 7:50am

    Boycott vodka and the Orthodox Churches and the Russian Winter Olymics

  61. That an (overdressed) man that wears black, freaky and scary dresses expects any authority to the world??? Absolutely rude … Quite weird how he’s dressing style is clashing with his principles on (laymen’s) male’s everyday dressing style, and still Orthodox people almost lick his b**t, while would gladly kill a transvestite that would tolerate any dressing style of men. However, to those priest only eating, urinating, defecating, vaginas impeding on penises and penises throbbing into vaginas, and bearing children are not signs of apocalypse while everything else is – lol

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