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Germany: Whole New Neighbourhoods without Churches
Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 October 2012 | Enza Ferreri

Posted on 02/24/2013 4:29:07 PM PST by Enza Ferreri

In Germany, architecture is being "de-Christianized". Entire new neighbourhoods and urban areas are being built without a church in them: churches are just not planned in the projects, as if nobody even thought of them.

The German Catholic news site Kreuz reports on this phenomenon with examples from an article by architecture critic Dankwart Guratzsch in the daily Die Welt.

In Stuttgart, a large new district was built for 12,000 residents without a church.

In Hamburg, another new neighbourhood for 12,000 residents was created without a church. Not only that: to realize this project, 19 churches were closed down, probably because they were in the way. Made disappear in the blink of an eye. Under the pretext that nobody had requested them.

Some people, however, did protest, and to make them happy they were provided with a small chapel with just thirty chairs, hidden on the ground floor of a battered-facade office building.

This does not look like an accident, but a plan to make the signs of Christian faith disappear in a cold, calculated, cruel way.

Writing in Die Welt, Guratzsch quotes the son of the great philosopher Hegel, Immanuel Hegel, who advised: "Build churches!". Because, adds Guratzsch: "To build churches means to build communities. When the faithful are deprived of the visible testimony of public recognition of their values, the latter are also weakened for the believers themselves".

Guratzsch recalls how the same was happening during the time of the German Democratic Republic, communist Germany: churches were being demolished to humiliate, offend, isolate religion and inculcate atheism.

A Europe without churches and without strong Christian roots and values will be much more vulnerable to a threat similar to communism: Islamization.


TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: atheism; churches; dechristianization; germany

1 posted on 02/24/2013 4:29:17 PM PST by Enza Ferreri
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To: Enza Ferreri
Carrying out the EU's campaign to thoroughly secularize Europe. Recall how they deliberately omitted any mention of the role Christianity played in advancing western civilization in their founding document.

Eurabia...just around the corner....because those who don't stand for something won't stand for long.

2 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Enza Ferreri

Hollywood and others of their ilk who claim to be “liberal” have purposely targeted those of Christian heritage while they work to pillage the assets of the USA. They have intently worked to create a politically divided America that is gullible to their MSM media, political and financial propaganda.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:42 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Enza Ferreri
Carrying out the EU's campaign to thoroughly secularize Europe. Recall how they deliberately omitted any mention of the role Christianity played in advancing western civilization in their founding document.

Eurabia...just around the corner....because those who don't stand for something won't stand for long.

4 posted on 02/24/2013 4:35:42 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess.

You either believe it or don’t.

Just another encouraging sign that time is ending.

Cheers!


5 posted on 02/24/2013 4:38:28 PM PST by panzerkamphwageneinz
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To: Enza Ferreri

This is a taste of what smart growth/urban planning has in store for us.


6 posted on 02/24/2013 4:39:14 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Enza Ferreri

what about mosques? I guess they will allow those?


7 posted on 02/24/2013 4:39:45 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Enza Ferreri

Europeans fought several wars to retain their cultural and national identity. Now in the interest of “multiculturalism”, they have allowed in people who have no interest in assimilating the local culture but instead are hell-bent (so to speak) on establishing their own culture.

Europe is committing cultural suicide in slow motion. It will soon be too late. But this crisis is religious in nature and religious ideas can only be fought on a religious plane. That is to suggest that when Europeans wake up they will look for a religious force to counter the one that is conquering them.

Maybe in a last ditch effort to save themselves and to save Europe, the ruling elites will once again make a Faustian bargain with the Roman Church. That is a plausible path to the events in Revelation, where a Beast (the secular government) and a False Prophet rule Europe and eventually the world.


8 posted on 02/24/2013 4:50:18 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Enza Ferreri

In a few years, they’ll be bulldozing entire blocks of those houses they just built. And they’ll build giant mosques in their place.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 4:53:46 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Enza Ferreri

Expect to see mosques spring up.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 4:54:37 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Enza Ferreri

How odd.
When I bought property I bought land beside a church and even thought of architecturally tying the two together.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 4:56:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bigg Red

Churches — although weak-kneed and fallible — are still the last bulwark against evil — whether fighting Nazism in Germany in the last century or Obamacare in this century.


12 posted on 02/24/2013 4:59:22 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: Enza Ferreri

I am spending the winter in a town with a population of between 3000 and 3500. Thirteen churches. Two bars.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 5:18:36 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Enza Ferreri

Just like the old DDR.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 5:28:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Enza Ferreri

Build all the churches you want. The buildings won’t christianize people who have expelled Jesus from their lives and who deny the presence of the Holy Spirit. When the Europeans are ready, they will return to Christ...and be martyred by their muslim masters. That is their destiny.

In the US, we are moving away from religion with traditions and morals to the consumer-based, “do anything you want as long as you put money in the plate” churches. We’re only one or two generations behind Europe in our secularization.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 5:28:42 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Enza Ferreri; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; Clintons Are White Trash; ...
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16 posted on 02/24/2013 5:30:18 PM PST by narses
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17 posted on 02/24/2013 5:31:18 PM PST by narses
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To: Enza Ferreri

Hitler would be proud. (Yes, I said it, and you know it’s true)


18 posted on 02/24/2013 5:35:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: heye2monn

Churches... are still the last bulwark against evil....

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Oh, I quite agree. Evil has arisen in the world in inverse proportion to the decline of church attendance.

My attempt at being sardonic failed, I suppose.


19 posted on 02/24/2013 6:34:05 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: heye2monn

Sects are “weak-kneed and fallible” for they were founded by mere men.

The Church, however, was founded by Christ. It is not “weak-kneed” - it teaches even the angels (Eph. 3:10) - nor is it fallible - for it is the pillar and bullwark of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15). Men in the Church can be “weak-kneed and fallible”. The Church, the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ, can not.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 7:07:07 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Enza Ferreri

God has moved His lamp stands (Rev. 1:12) from Europe. They will be plunged into the darkness that is the history of that warring continent.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 7:27:18 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Enza Ferreri

The downfall of churches and religion in Germany, has much to do with govt interference and support... tithing for example is taken directly out of your paycheck in Germany, unless you officially resign from the church.
The church’s rely on the government for their support, so it’s no wonder that no one feels individually bound to them.

For many, church affiliation is just one more form of taxation.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 4:42:53 AM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Enza Ferreri

They can’t eliminate the church - as long as there are families there will be domestic ones.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:12:20 PM PST by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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