1. Tesla was born in Austrian Empire.....
    Nowadays it is a territory of Croatia.
    (Tesla boy, 5 March 2014 14:41)

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  2. Its fact that Tesla was born in Croatia and lived in America. He would've been extremely proud. By the way if you patent your product it's worthless. He died a poor man.
    (Lenard's clone, 5 March 2014 09:02)

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  3. Saint Sava is the Patron of Serbian Churches and Schools. This was the direct legacy of saints Cyril and Methodius who gave us a language and the beginning of an alphabet so that we could learn and be free from the shackles of ignorance and the pagan era. Moving Tesla's ashes to the temple of Saint Sava, a Serbian architectural marvel would further enshrine the Serbian cultural and religious commitment to learning.

    I am very impressed with the Church’s desire to cement the message of the importance of education.

    This is a pro science and pro tradition message. The dichotomy of Science vs religion is western and foreign to the Orthodox faith.

    Science deals with mans best efforts to observe and understand the cosmos by empirical means, only admitting what can be tangibly observed, while our religion has a completely separate focus concentrating on the holy mysteries that can neither be readily seen or observed, and on the spiritual world to come. The church and faith is our link to Christ's time and teaching. Unlike the west, we do not engage in scholasticism and this has prevented both religious and scientific contamination.

    Saint Sava, the Church, and our greatest thinkers have a common legacy in the Serbian nation's quest for discovery, even when their focus was not the same. It is beautiful that they can be in harmony.
    (marKo, 4 March 2014 18:05)

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  4. @Goldenwig

    If we left Tesla's remains where he died, they would still be in room 3327 of his New Yorker Hotel, so...

    That said, I don't like this "move" either. It looks like cheap advertisment for the church. If Tesla left a will instructing for his remains to be buried as an Orthodox Christian then it wouldn't be a problem. If not, let his relatives decide.
    (Science Rules, 4 March 2014 02:30)

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  5. To Daniel and everyone else: Tesla's national background is not an issue here. It's well known fact and well documented that Tesla was born Serb and he never denied it (as the matter of fact more than once he even said it himself) so stop being silly and evil!
    (Tesla Army, 4 March 2014 01:20)

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  6. Eric, it is the opposite. Tesla never had a chance to have a proper Orthodox Burial durring the Communist Era. The communists even went around destroying religous monuments and replacing them with idiotic Secular nonsense such as Njegos' resting place.
    (marKo, 3 March 2014 19:30)

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  7. Tesla never lived in Serbia and never new his background. He was Americanised and never had any interest in Serbian culture or its faith

    So do you think that someone that is a son of an orthodox priest doesnt have any interest in Serbian or its faith? Tesla said several times that he was proud of his Serbian origin. Maybe you should do some background check Before postin idiotic comments.
    (Daniel, 2 March 2014 23:29)

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  8. (Goldenwig, 1 March 2014 04:32)

    Funny for as person that “never had any interest in Serbian culture or its faith” he spent a lot of time talking about it especially the culture and repeated stories of the battle of Kosovo of 1389. He spoke about Serbian history and literature, sang old Serbian songs. He loved his people and was proud of his nation’s history and achievements.
    Yes for a man that was ashamed of his culture he had a funny way of showing it.
    As MikeC said, “One day you will have someone to be proud of too, unless you're Albanian”.
    (sj, 2 March 2014 23:05)

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  9. “There is something within me that might be illusion as it is often the case with young delighted people, but if I would be fortunate to achieve some of my ideals, it would be on the behalf of the whole of humanity. If those hopes would become fulfilled, the most exciting thought would be that it is a deed of a Serb.”
    Nikola Tesla
    (Roger7, 2 March 2014 19:37)

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  10. Goldenwig

    Don't be jealous! One day you will have someone to be proud of too, unless you're albanian.
    (MikeC, 2 March 2014 19:05)

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  11. I don't understand why is Sinisa Mali so important.
    (bane, 2 March 2014 12:16)

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  12. This wrong.
    (Bob, 1 March 2014 21:40)

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  13. I am a church-goer so speak essentially from an objective point of view. I'm not sure this move is necessary as he already has a museum in town and I feel that for a scientist, who may have had his doubts regarding religion albeit he was the son of a priest,that level of recognition is sufficient. However many may not consider the museum an appropriate place for someone's remains. This is a seriously difficult decision and needs to be thought out properly and not done on a whim.
    (My View, 1 March 2014 11:15)

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  14. Tesla never lived in Serbia and never new his background. He was Americanised and never had any interest in Serbian culture or its faith. Serbia needs to leave Tesla alone and may his remains stay where he died, so he may rest in peace.
    (Goldenwig, 1 March 2014 04:32)

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  15. If the church, or the government, can remove whatever it wants from any museum it wants, well, it's straight out of George Orwell's 1984: 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'
    (Eric Blair, 1 March 2014 01:24)

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