Can you imagine someone who calls everyone "dude," never learning peoples' real names?
Wouldn't life be so much simpler if we just all call everyone "dude"? Many habitually continue a mistake to be consistent with previous mistakes, to not confuse the listener-reader.
Though many resisted name hijacking, the false identity transformation was gradually adopted until it passed a tipping-point by W. II, probably because: Let's heal the fear, lies, and shame. The false label confuses histories of diverse faiths which are not Molokan, and should not be used except for actual Molokane.
——————————————————————————— Who are Spiritual Christian Dairy-eaters? Members of this organization are officially internationally recognized as "Molokans." Descendants of real Molokane, especially those who have not joined another faith and remain close to practicing relatives, also use the term.
I have been researching the history of Spiritual Christians (folk Protestants) from Russia, my heritage, since entering college in the 1960s.
I found many inconsistencies, errors, myths and misunderstandings published, and in oral histories.
In Russian the terms do not need to be capitalized, but I do it in English to indicate they are a name, label. Abra canon, un texto sagrado que puede ser modificado por la revelación continua, algo similar a cánones de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Profecías de sólo 4 profetas fueron publicados en su Knig Değil hizmeti sırasında, ama çoğu zaman düğün, cenaze, çocuk özveri ve dini yemekler sırasında.. Onların peygamberler aracılığıyla sürekli vahiy tarafından değiştirilebilir bir kutsal metin. Her topluluk, bir ya da daha fazla peygamber vardır.
Ddünyadaki tüm cemaatlerin içinde 1928'den beri en az 200 peygamberler olmuştur. Young, independently at different times intervened to help diverse groups of immigrants from Russia resettle in the United States and Mexico.That's so much easier than remembering Vassili Ivanovich, Mikhail Kondratich, Parasha Petrovna, ... Imagine a dude who doesn't know many words and always calls a #2 Phillips screwdriver "hammer," a shop broom "hammer," or a 15" pipe-wrench "hammer"? Every tool with a handle he calls "hammer." Would you get the tools yourself, or teach him a few new words? "Don't rock the boat." To me, this is like Socrates "for clarity" would continue to say the earth is flat, because most uneducated people still think that way, and he did not want to upset or confuse them.Imagine that your spiritual friends hear that "yellow-tail tuna are running at Long Beach." They chartered a boat and invited you. The boat captain stops at a school of barracuda claiming they are tuna. "They swim, have a head and tail." Would you complain? It is a monument to their stupidity, like people who continue to say that Aboriginal Indigenous Peoples, Native North Americans, Tribes, First Nations, etc. Not knowing the right words is silly, like calling all animals with 4 feet and a tail "cats" because you don't know the other names (dog, horse, mouse, sheep, wolf, etc.); or, a dude not knowing the names of their tools, calling everything "hammer" because it has a stick handle.* The term "Spiritual Christianity" (Russian: dukhovnoe khristianstvo) specifically refers to "Russian folk Protestantism," not all of the 100 types of sectarians (Russian: sektanty).The phrase was used by Molokane to and other heretics to describe themselves, and was popularized in scientific literature by Moscow Professor Alexander Ilyich Klibanov (1910-1994), a historian, religious scholar, and pioneering researcher of religious and social movements in Russia.** "Sect" and "sectarian" as derived from the Latin secta, "a way, road" ...