NATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS SECURITY OF BELORUSSIA

  • Dimitrij K. Beznjuk Belorussian State University, Minsk, Belorussia
  • Zoran Milošević Institute for Political Studies, Belgrade

Abstract

Author of the article stated, on the basis of arguments, as well as on the basis of freedom of opinion and religious beliefs, that a state, in its orientation toward adoption of democratic and universal human values, is not obligated to sacrify its national and cultural particularities for the sake of impersonal cosmopolitan schemes. The author argues so on the ground that in eff ect it has been proven that a democratic state is capable of adopting freedom of opinion as an international standard while not putting on risk its own ethno-confessional and cultural particularity. This is a very important issue, considering the fact that imperilment of national security of the states in the East, especially of Belorussia, has been continuously going on from direction of the USA and the EU, through claims that freedom of opinion and religious beliefs has been violated in this state. Analysis of conditions in the USA and the EU, as well as in Belorussia, points out that Belorussia has been respecting international standards regarding freedom of opinion and religious beliefs just as much as these states which assumed the status of developed and democratic ones. In the end of the article, the author presented his classifi cation of new religions by their most obvious diff erences – in their dogmatic and ideological world views.

Keywords: religion, freedom of opinion, security, Belorussia, world, Church, sects, cults
Published
2017-01-15
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