Sect that believes Vladimir Putin is St. Paul

More weird religion:  An all-female cult in Russia believes that the nation’s strongman is the reincarnation of St. Paul:

Members of the sect that has sprung up in a Russian village some 250 miles southeast of Moscow believe that the 58-year-old macho Russian politician is on a special mission from God.

“According to the Bible, Paul the Apostle was a military commander at first and an evil persecutor of Christians before he started spreading the Christian gospel,” the sect’s founder, who styles herself Mother Fotina, said.

“In his days in the KGB, Putin also did some rather unrighteous things. But once he became president, he was imbued with the Holy Spirit, and just like the apostle, he started wisely leading his flock. It is hard for him now but he is fulfilling his heroic deed as an apostle.”

Reports from the sect’s headquarters close to the town of Nizhny Novgorod say that its members are all women who dress like nuns and pray for Mr Putin’s success in front of traditional Russian Orthodox Church icons that have been placed alongside a portrait of the Russian prime minister himself.

Followers are reportedly encouraged to sing upbeat patriotic Soviet songs at ‘services’ rather than hymns.

As befits a sect that worships a man who has denounced the decadence of the oligarchs, the sect’s members are said to survive on a Spartan diet of turnips, carrots, peas and buckwheat.

via All-female sect worships Vladimir Putin as Paul the Apostle – Telegraph.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://www.matthewcochran.net/blog Matt Cochran

    This is truly bizarre; I mean, don’t these ladies know that Paul has a deep-seated hatred for women? ;-)

  • http://www.matthewcochran.net/blog Matt Cochran

    This is truly bizarre; I mean, don’t these ladies know that Paul has a deep-seated hatred for women? ;-)

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  • Kirk

    When you have a dedicated, all female cult ascribing religious significance to your person, you have officially reached the apex of masculinity.

  • Kirk

    When you have a dedicated, all female cult ascribing religious significance to your person, you have officially reached the apex of masculinity.

  • http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Contemporary-English-Version-CEV-Bible/ sg

    I second Kirk. Chicks love powerful guys. No decency, attention or love required. Women will love them anyway.

    They are just so appealing

    Vladimir Putin hailed as virile vampire
    By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow 6:08PM BST 19 Jun 2008

    Vladimir Putin has enhanced his image as Russia’s leading sex symbol after a commemorative magazine wholly dedicated to his virility and reputation as a “vampire” rapidly sold out in the kiosks of Moscow.

  • http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Contemporary-English-Version-CEV-Bible/ sg

    I second Kirk. Chicks love powerful guys. No decency, attention or love required. Women will love them anyway.

    They are just so appealing

    Vladimir Putin hailed as virile vampire
    By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow 6:08PM BST 19 Jun 2008

    Vladimir Putin has enhanced his image as Russia’s leading sex symbol after a commemorative magazine wholly dedicated to his virility and reputation as a “vampire” rapidly sold out in the kiosks of Moscow.

  • steve

    This is not surprising. Putin, and his Administration, have been quietly promoting a PR campaign for years. Much of the state-controlled media portrays him as the ideal man: simultaneously an elder statesman, military leader, shred businessman, patriotic politician, loving family man, athlete, and sex symbol (the cynic in me wants to ask if this sounds familiar to anyone). They started a pro-Putin youth movement to spread propaganda and quell any signs of popular uprisings. And a song that was purportedly produced on a bet, tops the charts in Russia. What are some of the lyrics of that song?

    “I want a man like Putin, who’s full of strength. I want a man like Putin, who doesn’t drink. I want a man like Putin, who won’t make me sad. ”

    I’m not saying his administration was behind the song or the starting of an all-female Putin cult, though I wouldn’t put it beyond them, but the cult of personality that they’ve been fostering certainly could lead the the formation of such groups. Let’s just hope that, of all the queue’s he’s been taking from Hollywood and the history of propaganda, one of the things he’s overlooking is the risk of over-saturation.

  • steve

    This is not surprising. Putin, and his Administration, have been quietly promoting a PR campaign for years. Much of the state-controlled media portrays him as the ideal man: simultaneously an elder statesman, military leader, shred businessman, patriotic politician, loving family man, athlete, and sex symbol (the cynic in me wants to ask if this sounds familiar to anyone). They started a pro-Putin youth movement to spread propaganda and quell any signs of popular uprisings. And a song that was purportedly produced on a bet, tops the charts in Russia. What are some of the lyrics of that song?

    “I want a man like Putin, who’s full of strength. I want a man like Putin, who doesn’t drink. I want a man like Putin, who won’t make me sad. ”

    I’m not saying his administration was behind the song or the starting of an all-female Putin cult, though I wouldn’t put it beyond them, but the cult of personality that they’ve been fostering certainly could lead the the formation of such groups. Let’s just hope that, of all the queue’s he’s been taking from Hollywood and the history of propaganda, one of the things he’s overlooking is the risk of over-saturation.

  • Joe

    I understand he will be taking the title of Dear Leader …

  • Joe

    I understand he will be taking the title of Dear Leader …

  • http://www.oldsolar.com/currentblog.php Rick Ritchie

    I think they heard the Putin jokes and took them too seriously.

    For example: “When Putin was little, he broke a cup. The spilled water turned into oceans and the splinters became continents.” Or “When Putin smiles, a child is born in Russia. If the smile is wider than usual, expect twins.”

    More found here:
    http://blog.creativethink.com/2007/10/putin-jokes-hap.html

  • http://www.oldsolar.com/currentblog.php Rick Ritchie

    I think they heard the Putin jokes and took them too seriously.

    For example: “When Putin was little, he broke a cup. The spilled water turned into oceans and the splinters became continents.” Or “When Putin smiles, a child is born in Russia. If the smile is wider than usual, expect twins.”

    More found here:
    http://blog.creativethink.com/2007/10/putin-jokes-hap.html

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com bike bubba

    You know a guy has got the world wrapped around his finger when the revelation that he eats cabbage and ham (see 2nd article linked) has women swooning. If I do that, my wife just opens the window!

    And singing Soviet anthems in honor of a man they view with the reverence of Paul…..OK, Putin may not be a drinker, but it looks like his followers are drinking or smoking something good!

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com bike bubba

    You know a guy has got the world wrapped around his finger when the revelation that he eats cabbage and ham (see 2nd article linked) has women swooning. If I do that, my wife just opens the window!

    And singing Soviet anthems in honor of a man they view with the reverence of Paul…..OK, Putin may not be a drinker, but it looks like his followers are drinking or smoking something good!

  • nowafonseca

    these women sure no their scripture and history. glad they let me in on their secret.

  • nowafonseca

    these women sure no their scripture and history. glad they let me in on their secret.

  • nowafonseca

    i can’t spell

  • nowafonseca

    i can’t spell

  • Booklover

    A sect believes that Putin is St. Paul? I know people who believe that Obama is the Saviour. I’m not really joking.

  • Booklover

    A sect believes that Putin is St. Paul? I know people who believe that Obama is the Saviour. I’m not really joking.

  • Babocica

    Este posibil.. Ieri cand am accesat site-ul a început o ploaie..

  • Babocica

    Este posibil.. Ieri cand am accesat site-ul a început o ploaie..

  • Jonathan

    @10 I love how you slander in Jesus’ name!

  • Jonathan

    @10 I love how you slander in Jesus’ name!

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