Notre-Dame altar cross a symbol of hope after 'terrible' blaze breaks out at 12th century cathedral

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Notre-Dame altar cross a symbol of hope after 'terrible' blaze breaks out at 12th century cathedral

Post by Doka » 04-15-2019 10:41 PM

What a Tremendous loss, over 800 years is a lot of history, mystery and great art, that touched the soul. :(




Notre-Dame altar cross a symbol of hope after 'terrible' blaze breaks out at 12th century cathedral

Notre-Dame has been saved from total destruction after a blaze ripped through the cathedral, French fire services have said.

Flames broke out at the 12th century historic building on Monday evening, quickly devastating the spire and roof and sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.

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Post by Doka » 04-16-2019 01:03 PM

What we shouldn't know?............


As Notre Dame Burns, European Churches Are Vandalized, Defecated On, & Torched "Every Day"

Authored by Raymong Ibrahim via The Gatestone Institute,

Countless churches throughout Western Europe are being vandalized, defecated on, and torched.

In February, vandals desecrated and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, France, and mangled the arms of a statue of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner. In addition, an altar cloth was burned. (Image source: Eutrope/Wikimedia Commons)

In France, two churches are desecrated every day on average. According to PI-News, a German news site, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches or symbols (crucifixes, icons, statues) were registered in France in 2018. This represents a 17% increase compared to the previous year (2017), when 878 attacks were registered— meaning that such attacks are only going from bad to worse.

● Vandals plundered Notre-Dame des Enfants Church in Nîmes and used human excrement to draw a cross there; consecrated bread was found thrown outside among garbage.

●The Saint-Nicolas Church in Houilles was vandalized on three separate occasions in February; a 19th century statue of the Virgin Mary, regarded as "irreparable," was "completely pulverized," said a clergyman; and a hanging cross was thrown to the floor.

● Vandals desecrated and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, and mangled the arms of a statue of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner. In addition, an altar cloth was burned.

●Arsonists torched the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris soon after midday mass on Sunday, March 17.

Similar reports are coming out of Germany. Four separate churches were vandalized and/or torched in March alone. "In this country," PI-News explained, "there is a creeping war against everything that symbolizes Christianity: attacks on mountain-summit crosses, on sacred statues by the wayside, on churches... and recently also on cemeteries."

Who is primarily behind these ongoing and increasing attacks on churches in Europe? The same German report offers a hint:

"Crosses are broken, altars smashed, Bibles set on fire, baptismal fonts overturned, and the church doors smeared with Islamic expressions like 'Allahu Akbar.'"

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Post by kbot » 04-17-2019 06:06 PM

Sadly Doka, this s nothing new. Call me "overly sensitive", but there is a documented (if under-reported) story concerning the was on Christianity around the world. It's most visible in the Mideast (notably Iran, Syria and Egypt), but also China and other countries.

Below is a list of countries where it is illegal to practice Christnaity (whatever the denomination). Some countries carries the death penalty......

Persecution Worldwide
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In more than 40 nations around the world today Christians are being persecuted for their faith. In some of these nations it is illegal to own a Bible, to share your faith Christ, change your faith or teach your children about Jesus. Those who boldly follow Christ—in spite of government edict or radical opposition—can face harassment, arrest, torture and even death. Yet Christians continue to meet for worship and to witness for Christ, and the church in restricted nations is growing.

Areas of the world where Christians face persecution include:

Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Bhutan
Brunei
Burma (Myanmar)
Chiapas, Mexico
China
Colombia
Comoros
Cuba
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gaza and the West Bank
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Libya
Malaysia
Maldives
Mindanao, Philippines
Mauritania
Morocco
Nepal
Nigeria
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Tajikistan
Tibet (China)
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
https://www.prisoneralert.com/vompw_persecution.htm
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Post by Doka » 04-18-2019 04:05 PM

I don't suppose you see what these countries have in common? :o :confused:
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Post by kbot » 04-19-2019 11:42 AM

A lot - repressive governments for one thing.

Some are communist governments, some theocracies, some secular governments. Some Islamic states, some not. Some homogeneous societies, most not. Racial diversity among these countries...........
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kbot wrote:
04-19-2019 11:42 AM
A lot - repressive governments for one thing.

Some are communist governments, some theocracies, some secular governments. Some Islamic states, some not. Some homogeneous societies, most not. Racial diversity among these countries...........

Just in case you want to know, about the Islamic population World Wide. The Fastest growing population in the World.

Islam by country
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country
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Post by kbot » 04-20-2019 05:59 PM

Weird how Western population is declining............
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