France: Churches Vanish, Mosques Spring Up

“France is not a random space… fifteen centuries of history and geography determined its personality. Inscribed in the depths of our landscape, the churches, the cathedrals and other places of pilgrimage give meaning and form to our patriotism. Let us demand our civil authorities to respect it”. Two years ago, the French journalist Denis Tillinac promoted this appeal, signed by dozens of French personalities, after some French imams requested the conversion of abandoned churches into mosques.

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  • Martin B

    I’m glad I got to see Notre Dame before it’s turned into a Dome of Satan.

    • Clink9

      Saw it last year for the first time. Beautiful.

      I love the recorded voice booming from above to tell the goofy tourists to be quite.

      Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • bargogx1

    This is where accomodation and appeasement leads.

  • Dana Garcia

    Churches across the denominations are all stupid in that they don’t lead with their strength — which is music. There is no other religion that holds a candle to Christianity’s musical heritage, from Gregorian chants to Handel’s Messiah to gospel choirs.

    I logged plenty of pew time as a kid, and the sermons were all boring lectures with no inspiration at all. The Church of Dana would be 95 percent music, with a two-minute reading of scripture read by a member of the congregation. If a church doesn’t have a decent choir, then it can set up some big speakers and have at it.

    Islam hates music, so you know it’s important.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhHXqNjV284

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As Yeats wrote,

    “The best lack all conviction,
    While the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

    • And Bertrand Russell: – “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

  • tom_billesley

    We have to preserve the churches we’ve got, as new ones would be refused a permit because they’d be terrorist targets.

  • Someone in America asked a terrorism expert why the Muslims were building so many huge mosques in places where there were few Muslims. His reply was they were “marking out their territory, like a dog pissing on the lamp-posts”.

  • lzzrd

    I have watched what has been going on in Europe for several years and asking why/how? A little background, since retiring, I have picked up the hobby of DNA genealogy and am learning what various genes do or do not do, i.e:like getting blue eyes or brown etc.

    I have learned about a gene variant ,(the MAOA-L gene variant), which is in the X chromosome, therefore, inherited from the mother. It appears that, when switched on the MAOA-L in one X chromosome has little or no effect in the female. The effect of being switched in both X chromosomes in a women is yet to be determined.

    Studies are showing, that when the MAOA-L variant is switched on in the male,(remember males carry both the X and Y chromosome), It has an interesting effect. That effect is that the male carrier is more willing to take risks, while simultaneously enabling them to asses their chances in critical situations.

    Now to the theory, Western Europe has for the last 1,000 yrs. has suffered through horrendous famines, plagues and unbelievable wars some lasting 30-100 years, not mention WWI and WWII. Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and “The New World” have more or less, escaped having such a history.

    What if this MAOA-L variant has been more or less wiped out or is now set in the “switched off mode” in the European male population. That would go a long way to explain why they are just laying down and letting them selves be wiped out by a more aggressive culture and people.Yes, a stupid cultural mindset also, goes a long way in making this happen

    Just a thought, maybe I should write a paper LOL……

  • Hard Little Machine

    The French Revolution smashed the carved saints on Notre Dame and then proceeded to mass murder the clergy. This will be little different. A few hundred thousand dead, continental war and civil anarchy. It’s fine, really. Just abandon nuclear weapons, subs and power plants. Let the societal clock unwind a thousand years. It will be charming. It will be artisinal.

  • DMB

    This is a metaphor for a death of a nation.