Russia, Caution


So I was doing a (job-related) image search for “Vladivostok nightclub” and this young lady showed up. I don’t think she’ll trip anybody’s NSFW alarms, but she’s got me feeling…conflicted. I’m pretty sure that her efforts to share the good news of the Gospel are making her chilly.


  1. Jonathan Potter says

    Glory of Vladivostok

  2. She looks like someone a lot of men would like to have protected sexual intercourse with.

  3. Grace Salacious, indeed.

  4. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    When Tertullian said ‘The flesh is the hinge of salvation’….

  5. It could be an enormously clever evangelization move. Positively existential. Lust, message, repentance, all at a glance.

    Admittedly it is a calculated risk. (ahem)

  6. Of course the questions begs with Franciscan persistence: “Vladivostok nightclub”?


  7. I can’t believe you didn’t head it: “From Russia with Caution”

    O loss! O pain!


  8. Jonathan Potter says

    But now are they many members, yet but one body. (1 Cor 12:20)

  9. Quin Finnegan says

    Elsewhere in Russia, it’s good to know that some people know how to keep the true faith:

    The sight that greeted the geologists as they entered the cabin was like something from the middle ages. Jerry-built from whatever materials came to hand, the dwelling was not much more than a burrow—”a low, soot-blackened log kennel that was as cold as a cellar,” with a floor consisting of potato peel and pine-nut shells. Looking around in the dim light, the visitors saw that it consisted of a single room. It was cramped, musty and indescribably filthy, propped up by sagging joists—and, astonishingly, home to a family of five:

    The silence was suddenly broken by sobs and lamentations. Only then did we see the silhouettes of two women. One was in hysterics, praying: ‘This is for our sins, our sins.’ The other, keeping behind a post… sank slowly to the floor. The light from the little window fell on her wide, terrified eyes, and we realized we had to get out of there as quickly as possible.

    Read the rest of the story at the Smithsonian:

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