Can you imagine someone who calls everyone "dude", never learning peoples' real names?Wouldn't life be so much simpler if we just all call everyone "dude"? Many habitually continue a mistake to be consistent with previous mistakes, to not confuse the listener-reader.100'den fazla kehanetleri gizli dizüstü yazılır, sadece kendi kutsal ruhuna inanan üyelere gösterilen. ——————————— Short answer to question 2: What and who are they?
Other Spiritual Christian (non-Orthodox, sectarian) groups with origins in Old Russia that resettled in North America (Adventisty, Baptisti, Dukhobortsy,** Evangeliki, Pyatidesyatniki, Shalaputi, Subbotniki, Svobodniki, etc.) are not the focus of this taxonomy, though they were all often called malakan as a group, or Molokan in error.
Old Orthodox faiths (Old Ritualists, staroobryadtsy, Old Believers, staroverie) are raskolniki, not Spiritual Christians, and often confused with malakan.
Though many resisted name hijacking, the false identity transformation was gradually adopted until it passed a tipping-point by W. II, probably because: Let's heal the fear, lies, and shame. The false label confuses histories of diverse faiths which are not Molokan, and should not be used except for actual Molokane.
——————————————————————————— Who are Spiritual Christian Dairy-eaters? Members of this organization are officially internationally recognized as "Molokans." Descendants of real Molokane, especially those who have not joined another faith and remain close to practicing relatives, also use the term.
A more accurate label from the perspective of the Orthodox Church for this faith is Ne-postniki (Non-Fasters), because they were Christian people in Russia who did not comply with the approximately 200 fasting days required by the Russian Orthodox Church.
The only people in Russia exempt from obeying the Russian Orthodox Church fasting laws were Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, small tribes in the Far East, and foreigners.
Molokane have a central hierarchy (a bureaucracy), published contacts and content on the Internet, meetings, conventions, buildings, interfaith representation, and a long a history of publications in Russia.
They are Bible-centered Christians in Russia, not Orthodox, who retain about 10% of Orthodox rituals.
Not knowing alternatives is dangerous in professions where we expect expertise.
Would you trust a dentist who only fixes teeth by pulling them because he/she does not know what else to do?
I have been researching the history of Spiritual Christians from Russia, my heritage, since entering college in the 1960s.