Statement 191 / February the 6th, 2007
One of the most serious ailments of the standing legal framework concerning religious issues in our country, is the practical elimination of every non "byzantine" religion (meaning all religions except for the Greek orthodox Christianity, Islam and Judaism) because of complete lack of an appropriate legal entity that can enable them to express themselves as what they actually are: religions.
In order to remedy this ailment, which does not only impair the Hellenic Ethnic Religion but also some all powerful Christian dogmas, such as Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, or major religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism, the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (Y.S.E.E.) has requested - with its May 2006 Memorandum to the President and to the political authorities of Greece, under the title "GRANTING OF THE QUALITY OF LEGAL ENTITY TO THE HELLENIC ETHNIC RELIGION"- the establishment by law of "Religious Union" as a legal personality. This would at last enable the religions to express themselves as such, instead of being obligatorily "squeezed" within other legal personalities typically irrelevant to the religious sphere (i.e. non profit civil associations).
Furthermore, the continuing lack of the legal personality of "Religious Union" (whose status should be obtained - we consider this obvious - only if certain requirements are satisfied: 1) a minimum time of the religion's existence , 2) a minimum number of members, and 3) a minimum amount of public activity) practically equates offensively the legally "homeless" religions with any kind of small numbered groups, proxy-groups, or even «cover organizations» of rival religions that can appear from nowhere, lacking even the minimum recognition from their uniform religions worldwide, and gives them space to claim religious status not in the legitimate and non negotiable framework of self definition, but mainly through raging against serious and large numbered pre-existing religious bodies - of whom they pretend the "disagreeing" coreligionists.
We consider necessary to stress once again the above, with the occasion of an obviously orchestrated attempt, which we watch taking place over the last weeks, to ridicule the Hellenic Ethnic Religion, by irresponsible or corrupted mass media in collaboration with the Orthodox Church's "deep state" and various unaccountable or hilarious persons or small numbered groups that under disgusting electronic headlines (i.e. "Civil War amongst the Dodecatheists") use the TV screens in order to perform the "followers" of our ancestral religion and world view, acting out in fact their yearning for limitless self promotion or presenting misleadingly an approval for the constitution of a plain cultural association (!) as the very "recognition" of the "Ancient" Religion.
Over the last few weeks, the sacredness of the glorious Ethnic Religion of the Hellenes, which is also the religion of us, the contemporary Ethnikoi Hellenes, is being crushed under dirty feet in jungle - alike trash TV programmes, that consist of few hilarious self-acclaimed "followers", alongside with hysterical, ignorant priests of the dominant religion, pious "specimens of public opinion", delirious theologians and para-clericals, as well as intolerant or unacceptably prejudiced "journalists" (as if, on every - rarely given - occasion when a perception other than the established is presented, it is compulsory that it has to confront a panicked armada of "outraged" slaves of the cultural establishment).
Yet, we won't stand this new provocation.
The Supreme Council of the Ethnikoi Hellenes, defending the eternal religious reverences of the Hellenic ethnos,
1. informs, at least the democratic and literate part of the Greek people, that unfortunately, by complicity of each and every government since the modern state of Greece was founded, no legal recognition of religion is provided except for the three aforementioned "byzantine" religions, and, thus, any claim, by any group, that they have already been "recognized", is a mere imposture,
2. reinstates, even more intensely, its most reasonable request that the Greek legislator has to institute the "Religious Union" legal person, as soon as possible and, last,
3. warns, at least the democratic and literate part of the Greek people, that a coordinated and multiform attempt to ridicule the reverences of our Greek ancestors and of several thousands contemporaries of the same perception has been launched from long ago by a vulgar and medieval establishment, which is spasmodically reacting to the idea that the times of its impunity are definitely gone.
SUPREME COUNCIL OF THE ETHNIKOI HELLENES (Y.S.E.E.)