The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cities Are Unlivable

The innovations of people have made all cities unlivable. Cities are causing the destruction of life. If Christ had to leave the cities and towns each night in order to recuperate from the dreadful experiences of His time, how much more should we keep our distance from such things. In an Epistle the Apostle teaches that the ways of people only get worse and worse, and indeed this is what we now have.

A concerned person might suggest to move their family into the wilderness so as to keep most of the bad influences at bay. But people wrongly say that the wilderness is no place to raise children. Instead, we ought to say that the city is no place to raise children. Nobody should live in any city or town, certainly not in the modern world of today. All parts of every modern town or city are worse than slums, the endless stenches are of kinds of defilement never previously smelled. In the communities we see so much of these days everyone is destroying the natural open land with deadly lawn maintenance, concrete, asphalt and other ungodly items.

David Grann in searching for The Lost City of Z (a previously un-found people that are extremely isolated from the modern world) described his moment of insanity deep in the Amazon. He missed his one year old son after having lost his guide, having no food or water and not knowing where he was. His family should have been with him.

Some of the many other setbacks to show up are these:

- Lack of Practical Work (unemployment, etc.)

- Extraordinary Commutes Fray Nerves

- Overwork Causes Much Harm

- Bad Health From Industry Causing Death

The most harmful Metropolitan Centers are, Las Vegas (Sin City); Southern California (Angelinos or City of Angels ); Greater Houston, Texas; and then Florida. 

We should not utilize any unduly lethal building materials, as practically everyone is doing all around. The only relief will be found in reconsidering the whole operation.