So Now He’s A Christian…

Garen Yegparian

BY GAREN YEGPARIAN

Who knew?

Who knew that being a KGB operative during the Soviet era qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that having political opponents killed during the war for Artsakh’s liberation qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that “winning” the Republic of Armenia’s first presidential election through fraud qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that founding the current, corrupt, kleptocratic oligarchy that rules the RoA qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that banning the ARF from operating publicly and jailing many of its leaders under trumped up charges during the mid-1990s qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that engaging in activities designed to disrupt and disable the three original Armenian political parties qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that once ousted from office, completely disappearing from the public arena until the opportunity arose for another ego-driven, anti-Armenian-interests-serving based, candidacy for president qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that cynically meeting with ARF leaders in an effort to rehabilitate one’s public image in the lead-up to the 2008 election qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that being a proximate cause of the death of ten people (though clearly the ultimate blame lies with the authorities in power) during the post-2008 election demonstrations qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that arrogantly ignoring Raffi Hovannisian’s presence in Liberty Square while he was engaged in a hunger strike in service of, ostensibly, the same cause —Armenians’ liberation and Armenia’s development— while leading a rally in the same place qualified someone to be a Christian?

Who knew that saying:
“Christianity to me is primarily a moral code [of conduct]…  This code categorically rejects the blatant display of virtues—piety, charity, humility—including a public display of fasting. When a virtue is put on exhibit, it ceases to be a virtue.”
and, quoting from a fifth century writer, whom he probably read during his years as a scholar in the bowels of the Madenataran and not out of any pious interest, added:
“Satan destroys a person that’s fasting who puts himself above others and wants to make his actions public for others to admire his courage.”
thus demonstrating extreme cynicism in doing exactly what he’s condemning by wrapping himself in religiosity to deflect appropriate criticism, qualified someone to be a Christian?

In short, who knew that one of the most destructive elements on the Armenian political scene, Levon Ter-Petrosian, was such a Christian?  You might write him and tell him not to dishonor the church and Armenians by cloaking his chicanery in Christianity.

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7 Comments

  1. ARA said:

    Good-our good people lied to commies to stay well and live- saved their lives-An Armenian that truly betrays his or her own-was not one of us- death did them part-and not so well- the commees were a joke-we and they knew it-yes-“in the past!

  2. Levon Lokmanian said:

    levon ter petrosian is the trojan horse sent by the enemy of Armenia to destroy out country.He is wors than any enemy of Armenia torday.

  3. Avo Shahinian said:

    Dear Garen I really enjoyed your brief and sensible article, literally clarifying the biography of activities personality, and true character of this new “Christian”. Thank you very much

  4. Brescia said:

    GAREN YEGPARIAN, I agree with you. I have a suspicion that he’s not even a Christian; Just, as you said, “cloaking” behind Chrisitanity to reach to his pre_planned ambition: to become a president. He may even be a tool for another country in the advancement of un_natural and anti Christian beliefs or doctrines entry into Armenia. In my view, the ultimate reason or purpose of his acts may lead into destruction of Chritianity in Armenia. I, just, don’t trust him.

  5. Gaidzag Shahbazian said:

    To Armenia’s first looser Levon Ter-Petrosyan,
    As a result of how you truly feel deep inside for wrongfully not encouraging and supporting Raffi Hovhanessian’s hunger strike you now are trying to defend yourself by any means.

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