A Message From Lucianne

We mourn today with France, with Christians, with all mankind

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/16/2019 5:34:00 AM

Aujourd´hui, nous sommes tous français. Today, we are all French. Today, we gasp, we ache, we mourn. Today, we feel a nauseating sense of loss. Today, we weep. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is surely, along with St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, among the three most famous Christian churches in the world. And with good reason. It is — it was — magnificent. The sheer size of the cathedral was stunning. For it to have been commissioned 850 years ago, and finished, largely, 700 years ago, makes its achievement even more mind-boggling.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: drive 4/16/2019 6:13:50 AM (No. 35381)
But somewhere in the no-go zones of Paris, there is jubilation.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2 4/16/2019 6:19:21 AM (No. 35378)
Not a whole lot of speculation is required to find out who did this disgusting thing. But as our Lord tells us through his apostle Paul, “ God works all things to the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.“ There will be an upside somewhere at some time.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ALynnMcW 4/16/2019 6:21:36 AM (No. 35388)
Yes #1 but it won’t last. It’s all they have. We know how the story ends. I have to hold fast to that or all this craziness would be too much.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: plomke 4/16/2019 7:11:36 AM (No. 35385)
Today,Paris awakens to the burner embers of dhimmitude...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/16/2019 7:12:18 AM (No. 35372)
Islam had better have an alibi tighter than a frog´s you know what.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rubinski 4/16/2019 7:14:50 AM (No. 35371)
I hope other sites are properly guarded.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwillyc 4/16/2019 7:14:50 AM (No. 35390)

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:1 New Revised Standard Version

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog 4/16/2019 8:28:29 AM (No. 35393)
I have never seen the cathedral but have viewed pictures of the wooden structure inside. 750-year-old wooden timbers were essentially giant pieces of kindling. It was a tragedy waiting to happen. Thank God no one was killed.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TLCary 4/16/2019 8:50:41 AM (No. 35386)
Mourn: yesterday... and this morning.. yes.
Now I RAGE! This should never have happened! This treasure didn´t belong to Paris was entrusted to them. It belongs to all of Christianity. They failed to protect it. Possibly they failed to defend it from saboteurs, which would have been their job and their failure. Certainly they failed in fire prevention, in fire suppression, and their duty to plan, prepare, and successfully extinguish the blaze. Were they waiting on the US to come and save the day again?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rinktum 4/16/2019 8:53:36 AM (No. 35389)
Although we know the church is the people and not the building, it is very sad to see such a magnificent structure burn because it is a meaningful symbol to Christians. France is going through a lot of chaos right now and I hope the French people see and understand the importance of God in their lives. I hope they will stand up and push back against anyone who would believe they can and will dominate them. Maybe this is a clarion call to the French to understand their faith must be defended. A show of solidarity and resolve to rebuild and defend the church is imperative to pushback against those in the country who want all faiths in submission to theirs. As difficult and painful as this is, could it be the wake-up call the French people need?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone 4/16/2019 9:10:17 AM (No. 35376)
A fire at such a historic Christian cathedral could easily have been an intentional case of arson, using “workmen” as the perpetrators thus giving the impression that construction had something to do with starting the fire.

Especially during this time of conflict between Western countries and dark age elements, that are pursuing subduing Western Christian civilization. Accordingly the French must put their best Inspector Jacques Clouseau type of the day and her crew on the case.

We will have to wait and see what the French come up with.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: starboard 4/16/2019 9:18:42 AM (No. 35370)
I wouldn´t be surprised to hear some progressive blame this on Climate Change.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hershey 4/16/2019 9:20:39 AM (No. 35387)
Looks like Notre Dame is the French´s 9/11...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel 4/16/2019 9:37:20 AM (No. 35384)
I once visited Paris, but only for a couple of days. Unfortunately, I saw Notre Dame from the outside only, on a bus tour of the city. I love the cathedrals of Europe (I lived in Vienna Austria, with St. Stephan´s, and in Rome, with the magnificent St. Peter´s and so many other beautiful churches), and I love Europe´s art. This is a stunning, catastrophic loss, to be sure. But I also believe it is a tragic metaphor for what has happened in France, and its abandonment of the faith. France is a spiritually dark nation. It is not enough to have beautiful buildings, and forget why they were built in the first place. Beautiful buildings will save no one.

Christians serve a risen Savior, and we rejoice that He lives and transforms us! Jesus is alive, and He lives in our hearts! I pray that France would turn away from its secularism and atheism to the living God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Very few people in France go to church. It is being overrun by Islamic invaders, no coincidence, I believe. I know there is a remnant of believers in France, which gave us Pascal, among others. I pray that the Spirit of God would move in that nation and that the French people, and Muslims, would turn to Jesus Christ.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NeverVoteDem 4/16/2019 9:38:13 AM (No. 35383)
Bring back the guillotine for all involved.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel 4/16/2019 9:41:57 AM (No. 35382)
As a followon to #8´s comments, I was listening to a program yesterday on the radio, where it was noted that it required 52 forests of wood to build Notre Dame. The inside was called "the forest".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: pensom2 4/16/2019 10:14:35 AM (No. 35380)
What to do for France? Just avoid having John Kerry and James Taylor involved.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman 4/16/2019 10:29:06 AM (No. 35373)
We surely sympathize with our long term ally on loss of a national symbol - and empathize as we remember the fall of our WTC towers on 9/11.

Things can be rebuilt - better than ever. A nation is not things, however. Things are at best only symbols and memories of what really makes that nation - a people, a culture, shared history, family, and in the case of the USA: an idea. These defy the ability of fire to destroy them.

And most important is the God who created and oversees it all.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: cor-vet 4/16/2019 10:31:18 AM (No. 35379)
I´m waiting to see how many oil rich mid-eastern countries contribute to the rebuilding.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/16/2019 12:01:49 PM (No. 35375)
The Catholic church has the funds to rebuild it, to insure it, and to seal it off from anyone, or to open it up to anyone. That is, if it truly is a treasure. Apparently there was more valuable art inside the cathedral than the Third Reich could carry off to Berlin. Grudge me much?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 4/16/2019 1:30:00 PM (No. 35377)
April 15th:
President Lincoln died 1865
The Titanic Sunk 1912
Notre Dame Burns 2019

A good day to stay in bed.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: fairplay 4/16/2019 1:42:27 PM (No. 35391)
All the relics, the true treasures, were rescued. The huge circular stained glass window was spared. The magnificent organ is in good shape. Only the roof and attic were destroyed along with the steeple. The interior looked good because the ceiling held up except for a hole punched in it in the middle of the Cathedral. 400 hundred million has been pledged so far to rebuild and it won´t take a hundred years to rebuild!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: abuela10 4/16/2019 1:47:44 PM (No. 35392)
I believe this happened for a reason. France needed to wake up and crack down on those who want to destroy it.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Smart11344 4/17/2019 1:10:31 PM (No. 35374)
I am not a fan of the arrogan French. Especially those who live in and aroung Paris. But I am truly sorry for the decimation of the Notre Dame Cathedral. BTW, I am not Catholic. I only saw Notre Dame from the outside way back in 1973 and thought it was grand.
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