Once upon a time, the nation of France was referred to as the eldest daughter of the Church. However, this has not been the case for some time, as beginning in the 18th century but after a series of events for centuries before that preceded it the nation has formally rejected God and the Faith as a part of her formation and identity in modern times and for the foreseeable future.
The hatred of God and religion has showed its face again with a rash of Church burnings across the nation which is being reported that nobody know who has done this according to a report:
France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches since the start of the year, vandalism that has included arson and desecration.
Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, scattered or destroyed the Eucharist and torn down crosses, sparking fears of a rise in anti-Catholic sentiment in the country.
Last Sunday, the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.
Built in the 17th century, St. Sulpice houses three works by the Romantic painter Eugene de la Croix, and was used in the movie adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown.
Last month, at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, in north-central France, a statue of the Virgin Mary was found smashed, and the altar cross had been thrown on the ground, according to La Croix International, a Catholic publication.
Also in February, at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, in south-central France, an altar cloth was burned and crosses and statues of saints were smashed. The attack prompted Lavaur Mayor Bernard Canyon to say in a statement: “God will forgive. Not me.”
And in the southern city of Nimes, near the Spanish border, vandals looted the altar of the church of Notre-Dame des Enfants (Our Lady of the Children) and smeared a cross with human excrement.
Consecrated hosts made from unleavened bread, which Catholics believe to be the body of Jesus Christ, were taken and found scattered among rubbish outside the building.
Bishop Robert Wattebled of Nimes said in a statement: “This greatly affects our diocesan community. The sign of the cross and the Blessed Sacrament have been the subject of serious injurious actions.
“This act of profanation hurts us all in our deepest convictions,” he added, according to The Tablet, which reported that in February alone there had been a record 47 documented attacks on churches and religious sites.
The Vienna-based Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, which is linked to the Council of European Bishops Conferences (CCEE), said there had been a 25 percent increase in attacks on Catholic churches in the first two months of the year, compared with the same time last year.
Its executive director, Ellen Fantini, told Newsweek that while in many cases the motive for the attacks was not known, France faced growing problems with anti-Christian violence, especially by anarchist and feminist groups.
“I think there is a rising hostility in France against the church and its symbols,” but “it seems to be more against Christianity and the symbols of Christianity.
“These attacks are on symbols that are really sacred to parishioners, to Catholics. Desecration of consecrated hosts is a very personal attack on Catholicism and Christianity, more than spray-painting a slogan on the outside wall of a church.”
She said that while France had a long tradition of secularism, it was seen as a culturally Christian country, and so any “attack on the church as a symbol of religion was also an attack on authority and patrimony.
“The pressure is coming from the radical secularists or anti-religion groups as well as feminist activists who tend to target churches as a symbol of the patriarchy that needs to be dismantled,” she added.
On February 9, the altar at the church of Notre-Dame in Dijon, the capital of the Burgundy region, was also broken into. The hosts were taken from the tabernacle, which adorns the altar at the front of the church, and scattered on the ground.
Last month, the Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe met French church leaders and said in a statement: “In our secular Republic, places of worship are respected. Such acts shock me and must be unanimously condemned.”
Senior Figures within the French Catholic Church expressed their sorrow at the rise in attacks on symbols of their faith.
Last month, the secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference, Olivier Ribadeau-Dumas, told France Culture that desecration of a church was not the same as a common burglary.
“To open the tabernacle, to take the hosts and to profane what for us is the basis of our faith, that is to say the presence of Jesus Christ in the hosts is something that is terrible for us.” (source, source)
Now the immediate answer that many are going to have it that this is Muslims. Indeed, this is a crucial factor that cannot be ignored, for approximately 75% of the attacks against Christians and Christian targets in the world has been done in modern times at the hands of Muslims, and these numbers have generally remained consistent. Given how France is almost ten percent of persons who are of North African/Middle Eastern descent, of which he majority of those people are Muslims, the violence is a natural product of the increasing power of Islam. This is not a surprise at all, but a pattern that is also consistent with historical reality, which is that as Islam rises, Christianity becomes more persecuted.
However, there is another point to this, which is the other 25% of attacks, as they do not come from Muslims. This should not be ignored either, and this is the point that should be focused on as well for at least a portion of these Church attacks.
Right now, there is a movement in France that Ted and I have been following- the gilets jaunets -who are promising to have a new “French Revolution”. The French government has authorized the military to fire on said protestors, and the more one looks into the movement, the more it appears the movement is the public face of an organized European political conspiracy to revive French nationalism and bring about a rebirth in militarism as well as violence, which will likely be directed against Christians as well as Muslims.
The French Revolution was evil. It was done by Freemasons, whose inspiration was that of the Babylonian occultism endemic to the Cabbalah and which hates the Church and was behind a great many of the revolutions of the 19th century.
Yet now there is a group- a group which is threatening another French revolution -that is rising throughout France at a time that France is in a state of manufactured disarray.
Remember, it has been Shoebat.com which has tirelessly emphasized the warning of EC member Bernard Connolly that the main nations of Europe were intent on using major crises and world events to bring about a return to militarism and a revival of their old empires.
Perhaps some of the Church fires were done by Muslims, but also perhaps not all of them were.
Perhaps that is why the French government seems to lack knowledge of who did the attacks, because given the current state of affairs, there may be more at work here than what one sees, and to point this out would have dire consequences.
It is something to think about and watch for.