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Maria is Christian, given the crucifix? I'm assuming Orthodox but don't really know.
It looks like a Catholic cross though. Unless if it has a design like this and we can't see it:



Or she could be Orthodox and just wearing a catholic cross.

Are there a lot of Catholics in Russia? I don't think so. She has to be Orthodox.
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I dont know what your definition of liberal is, but for German standards, Petkovic surely is not liberal.
Petkovic has said she upports the social democrats.
But liberal is a very contested sphere.

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Sorry, misread Sam's post

Anyway, Sharapova's cross does look Orthodox for me

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Sharapova would be a conservative.
Petkovic would be a liberal.
You think Maria would be a conservative? I really hope you are wrong
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I dont know what your definition of liberal is, but for German standards, Petkovic surely is not liberal.
The American "liberal" doesn't exist in Germany (or in the majority of Europe), not as a term and not as an idea. There is a political term "liberal" in the German language, which, again, does not have a direct correspondent in American English and in American politics.
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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!

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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!
Or ? Have a problem with this ?

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Or ? Have a problem with this ?
IMO religion belongs to the private life.



PS : I'm biased when it comes to religion...

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IMO religion belongs to the private life.
And she says it as a private person, doesn't offend anyone, doesn't enforce her relligion on other people, whats the problem then ?

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And she says it as a private person, doesn't offend anyone, doesn't enforce her relligion on other people, whats the problem then ?
But we all know she a public personality talking in front of millions of people.

BTW this is a bigger debate (often discussed in France these days....). No need to argue here.

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I always hate when Serena thanks "her God Jehovah" after winning a tournament.

Keep it private, girl!!
Why are you driving ppl to worship underground? This isn't 14th Century Medieval times, players have every right to publicly thank a greater good for blessing them with gifts of life, it's not like they're worshiping satan in front of millions.

Turn off your tv & don't watch if you feel offended that a player is acknowledging their God
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Why are you driving ppl to worship underground? This isn't 14th Century Medieval times, players have every right to publicly thank a greater good for blessing them with gifts of life, it's not like they're worshiping satan in front of millions.

Turn off your tv & don't watch if you feel offended that a player is acknowledging their God
OMG....

Serena is my favorite current player!
I was just saying that I don't like when she's doing that

Mentionning god in a speech is very "North-american" (look at Obama who has to swear on a Bible!!). I'm pretty sure you'll never see that from an european player.

That's just a cultural thing I guess.

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It looks like a Catholic cross though. Unless if it has a design like this and we can't see it:



Or she could be Orthodox and just wearing a catholic cross.

Are there a lot of Catholics in Russia? I don't think so. She has to be Orthodox.
in orthodox church eight-pointed , six-pointed and four pointed crosses are acceptable. Actually prince Vladimir "Red Sun" took a four -pointed Latin Cross from Konstantinopel when was christening Russia. It's enough to look at Jaroslav the Wise (son of prince Vladimir) grave in Kiev to understand that Russian Cross was initially the same as Latin
http://89.r.photoshare.ru/00891/0088...2ecccfcd7f.jpg

in 1855 St. John of Kronstadt wrote dissertation in which proved that 4 pointed cross is equal to 8 pointed cross in orthodox church.

the only difference is that if cross is with crucifix , catholics consider that Christ's boots were single-nailed, while orthodox - with 2 nails
One more difference is that Catholics portray dead Christ, sagging heavily while Orthodox portray Christ not dying but resurrected spreading His arms out freely as if embracing the whole mankind.

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Sharapova would be a conservative.
Petkovic would be a liberal.
LesboPova a conservative? Surely not.

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I should have known better than to bump this topic. Well at least this offers evidence that compared to 2007 "discussion" on TF has become inane.

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