Notre Dame vs. European Secularism

canadafreepress.com | 4/19/2019 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
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Centuries of the European faithful have sacrificed to build exquisite monuments to their faith that subsequent generations would cherish as much as they did. It was a legacy that unfortunately secular Europe has destroyed for decades. The transformation has been visible to any visitor who cared to observe the change.

Secular Europeans today value venerable old churches as cash cows, to the extent that they provide millions of visitors annually who spend a lot of tourist money to marvel and admire their remarkable history, art and architecture, while climbing to the top for a breathtaking view of the surrounding city. Each visitor must pay a fee to climb to the top.

CIA - World - Factbook - Population - France

According to the CIA World Factbook, the population of France in 2014 was approximately 66.3 million. France is mainly Catholic Christian, with 63-66% Christians, 23-28% secular people, and 7-9% Muslims. Some areas of Paris like St. Dennis are 40% populated by African Muslims.

There are pockets left of the faithful who are still attending church on a regular basis while the rest may attend Easter services, Christmas, weddings, baptisms, and burials.

Service - Crowd - Worshippers - Age - Europeans

While strolling in during service, I often noticed with regret the small crowd of worshippers and their advanced age. The young Europeans seemed to be missing among the parishioners. They were found outside, enjoying their atheist existence devoid of God. The financial donations came from tourists and the burning candles were lit by visitors in memory of the loved ones who had departed the earth.

Notre Dame Cathedral’s spire has burned completely to ashes. The stone base, the altar crucifix, the interior statuary and artwork, and some of the famous rose stained glass windows remained intact.

President - Macron - Spire - Grander - Materials

President Macron and the secular French immediately proclaimed that the spire will be rebuilt better and grander, from modern materials and with a design that would be even...
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