When Putin met with W in Crawford, Texas he said he was an atheist.
He discovered that he could get more mileage out of acting like an Orthodox Christian. Just watch those of us on the Right fawning over him.
Wow, I always thought Bush was a Christian.
“It wasnt until the double-whammy of 1) his wifes car accident in 1993 and 2) a life-threatening house fire in 1996 that Putin began questioning his atheism. During a vulnerable moment before Putin departed for a diplomatic trip to Israel, his mother gave him a baptismal cross. He said of the occasion:
I did as she said and then put the cross around my neck. I have never taken it off since.3
Now, Putin has become a bit of a zealot. “
Good site, BTW, for summaries of religious leanings of well-known people.
Pope Francis just got the Charlemagne Prize from the EU, but Putin seems --- "Seems," I say --- to be the one who deserves it: defender of Christians.