Death to the World

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Death to the World
A modern adaptation of the original Death to the World logo

By Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël

Back in the 1990's there was a popular punk zine called DEATH TO THE WORLD, which was published by a group which later got amalgamated into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR). This zine was hand made, from various clipart, and including inspirational stories for young people who felt disinfranchised by the world. The idea was to manipulate this emotionally vunerable population into converting to Eastern Orthodoxy, in the hope that they would provide a source of income for ROCOR once they became more responsible adults. It worked. Even I was enthralled by the zine; and I still possess a number of copies of it.

The premise was simple, the "world of the passions" is a bad place, which must be avoided at all costs, and the answer to avoiding the truth of that painful world is to embrace the ideology of death. It is always easier to destroy than to build, and rather than encouraging young people to do good in the world, they encouraged young people to continuously destroy what is good, and replace it with the ideology of death.

Death to the World now targeting Millenials
Death to the World has moved online and is now targeting Millenials.

This is a similar ideology to that held by monastics, and is completely detrimental to individual mental health, because it twists reality away from what is normal and right, to an unsustainable lifestyle. There is nothing in this world more selfish than monasticism; which is the idea that the individual should isolate themselves to having solely a relationship with God, rather than doing good in the world.

Orthodox Christians have murdered millions of people, because of their belief in the Messiah Yeshue, who they consider evil because He was a Jew. They also condemn those who wish to help the world, rather than escape it to an "eternity" in "Hell", which they claim to be very real, even though the scriptures themselves do not say this.

I will upload some scans of the original Death to the World magazine, with commentary later on, and ask for your prayers, not only for me, but also for those who are still labouring under the tyranny of the religion of death.