No to the separation of the state and our Faith-Article of N. G. Michaloliakos
Article of the Secretary General of Golden Dawn, Nikolaos Michaloliakos, in the national newspaper “Empros”
From the speech of N.G. Michaloliakos in the Parliament regarding the revision of the Constitution
“Now, we may move on to the proposal of revision by SYRIZA. I shall point out few articles. Regarding article 3, they state that “we propose the recast and the modernization of article 3, in order to ensure the religious neutrality of the state, while we acknowledge, for historic and factual reasons, the domination of the Christian Orthodox doctrine in the Country”. SYRIZA, being the offspring of PASOK, attempts with neologisms to turn the lie into reality. What is the meaning of “religious neutrality”? There is no such term in any dictionary! They are inventors!
So, the members of SYRIZA claim that they attempt with this proposal to reduce the article 3 from one paragraph into one phrase: “Greek State is religiously neutral while the Orthodox doctrine is the dominant in the Country”. This is not a simple revision. This revision constitutes the abolishment of the meaning of the foundation of the Greek State during the first National Assembly of Greece, in the name of the Holy Triad.
You are not Robespierre, Mara or Danton, you never made a revolution. What makes you think that this issue concerns only the members of the parliament? Also, the article 3 is followed by an interpretation, according to which the term “dominant religion” does not imply to “official religion”. Really, the Orthodox religion is not the official religion of the State? The state was founded on this religion.
In fact, if you seek to know the public opinion, according to a recent research of an American company called “Pew Research Center”, which was published recently, at the 27th of October, 92% of Greeks believe in God. In addition, 76% of Greeks believe that only Christian Greeks can be true Greeks. Are all these racists, nationalists, members of Golden Dawn?
Also, in the context of the revision of article 3 the religious vow is abolished, while the political vow is imposed to everyone. These actions are radically opposed to the volition of Greek People. Well, General Makrygiannis has the right response to you: “Now, there are few new Greeks, offspring of the Judaism, who want to erase our Faith, our Orthodox Faith, because Orthodoxy is incompatible with the West. And I cried for these new hardships and I refuged to the Saints of our Faith and I asked them if they watch this situation and I begged them to protect the Greeks from these atheist tyrants”.
The separation of State and Church is absurd in Greec, yet you, the last relics of Marxism attempt to break these bonds, to separate the Greek Nation from the Orthodox religion!”