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  1. The expression is very precise. The fact is that any professional weakness is always in fact on the reverse side of success. It is very close, it is always there, and exactly where success itself is. For a jeweler, such a weakness is in his workshop, for an artist, such a weakness is right on the stage. I don't know about believers. It is quite logical that if there is an evil spirit, then it is easiest for it to find its goal in the very epicenter of faith.

  2. the logic is that this is usually the way to describe a church that does not correspond to its declared Christian values.�

    before anything else, Christ “confronts” religion, its addictive, ambiguous, seductive mud. In a fallen world, the worst thing is a fallen religion. It's full of devils.

    However, it is necessary to avoid all sorts of extremes – demons are very cunning creatures and their policies are aimed at turning people away from the right path and for this they can use directly opposite tactics – on the one hand, try to enter the church in order to corrupt the church from the inside, on the other hand, demonize the church in the eyes of society, in order So it's all more complicated and subtle.�

    Gogol has a good illustration: when Homa Brutus, the future sexton, holds a funeral service for a witch in a church. Gogol's myth showed that at night the church can be filled with demons, ghouls, but there is a certain protection from them in prayer and the protection of God. When the day comes, the demons run away. Dawn is a symbol of the awakening of faith in the Church. A church can have two faces.�


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