Cyrillic used in East Slavic languages emerged from the missionary work of the Byzantine Greeks Cyril and Methodius. So the Cyrillic alpet is based on the Greek alphabet but modified for various Slavic languages. Literacy in Slavic lands grew under church influence just as it did in West European countries.
Yes, Do the Polish truely believe this story... that they (the slavics) were too dumb to think of a writing of their own, that Cyrillic could possible be based on....!?
Ruthenian, which uses the Cyrillic alphabet, was once the dominant language spoken in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. However, during the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Ruthenian eventually gave way to Polish which uses a Roman based alphabet.
I am not refering to the writing, but another interesting point....
I am talking about double faith.... meaning Polish Catholics who still have aspecs of their old faith in their belief.... how would merging with a recent pagan Lithuania effect that double faith?
Christian Orthodoxy once held sway in the early era of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (which by the way was the last pagan country in Europe to convert to Christianity). Again, with the Polonization of old Lithuanian territories, Orthodoxy also lost favor in preference to Roman Catholicism. Although Orthodoxy declined it never disappeared and even splintered in the formation of the Uniate Church.
Yes, and how did this effect underlining pre-christian pagan beliefs omong the Polish?(that secretly coincided with Catholic beliefs)
Communism didn't eradicate Christianity in Poland. The Roman Catholic church played a supportive role to the Solidarity movement.
What was the communist standpoint on pre-Christian beliefs in God?
Was communism scientific rationalism and is was just as forbidden on Catholicism or Orthodoxy?
Or did the Commies view catholicism as pagan, and thus change Catholicism to be more leaned towards Orthodox Christianity?
What about pagan beliefs that are Russian in nature that might have escalated to Poland, how would the Communist view that?
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
What about now?