01 November 2016, 18:40
World entering state of lawlessness predicted by Apostle Paul - head of Russia's Constitutional Court
Moscow, November 1, Interfax - The chairman of the Russian Constitutional Court, Valery Zorkin, said the legal system once approved in the humanistic society is now falling apart, as was predicted by Paul the Apostle.
"We are living at a time when the law we've grown accustomed to count upon lately is losing its regulatory potential and the legal constructs are losing erstwhile strength and reliability. There is an increasing danger of lawlessness, bringing back to memory the words of Saint Paul the Apostle who at the dawn of our era warned that the secret of lawlessness is already in action," Zorkin said at the opening of the 20th World Russian People's Council in Moscow on Tuesday.
The danger of lawlessness today is most manifest in the sphere of international law relations, with the 1945 Yalta agreements, observed until recently, now being violated, the judge said.
There is the need to form a post-secular world in which dialogue between believers and atheists would be possible, Zorkin said.
The Constitutional Court chairman is worried by trends in Western European law, which seems to be in disagreement with the moral principles rooted in the Christian traditions.
"I mean the novel laws which declare untraditional models of behavior of the sexual and gender minorities as being within the law, trying to equate men and women while ignoring their natural biological differences, sanctioning the invasion by state authorities and government organizations of quite happy families," he said.
Such contradictions between law and the traditional family foundations put the survival of the human race at risk, Zorkin said.
Together with Europe, Russia must establish social standards, which should make it possible to overcome the growing abyss between us, he said.
The World Russian People's Council is an international public organization created in 1993. The Council is led by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. In 2005 the Council was granted a special advisory status by the UN. The Council has opened branches in several Russian regions.