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Catholic churches set ablaze in Austria and France
cna ^ | January 4, 2013

Posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:20 PM PST by NYer

Vienna, Austria, Jan 4, 2013 / 02:08 pm (CNA).- Several Catholic churches in Europe were reportedly set on fire in the days before Christmas, raising concerns of vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity.
 
The Observatory on the Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe reported that three churches were burned in Austria on Dec. 23, while a Nativity scene was burned at a church in France on December 18.
 
In the small Austrian town of Amstetten, three churches were set aflame, with one being severely damaged. The alleged suspect – a young man – was interrogated by police, but appeared to be confused and did not provide a motive.

Anti-Christian sentiments have not been ruled out as a possible motive for the arson, since only churches in the area were set on fire.
 
In France, a Nativity scene at the Church of Barby in Savoy was set on fire between 7 and 8 p.m. on the night of Dec.18. There were no indications that the fire was accidental. 

The parish sacristan told reporters it was not the first time the church has been attacked. In previous years the church’s door was damaged, stained glass windows were broken and numerous books were burned. 
 
Parents and children of the parish set up a new Nativity scene to replace the one that was destroyed.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: austria; france

1 posted on 01/05/2013 2:22:30 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Media coverage .... nonexistent.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 2:23:29 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

Only the beginning... Stand by for Act II.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 2:31:28 PM PST by arielguard (Fasting without prayer is vainglory.)
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To: NYer
1John 3:11-21

Beloved: This is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another, unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil One and slaughtered his brother. Why did he slaughter him? Because his own works were evil, and those of his brother righteous. Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him. The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our hearts condemn, for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God.

5 posted on 01/05/2013 2:36:18 PM PST by mgist
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To: NYer

“Yutes” getting frisky, eh?


6 posted on 01/05/2013 2:57:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: NYer

vandalism motivated by an opposition to Christianity = muslims.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 2:58:21 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: NYer

When will the Catholic church get real and out the cancer of islam?


8 posted on 01/05/2013 2:58:28 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: NYer; moder_ator

Removing my comment won’t change the fact


9 posted on 01/05/2013 2:59:01 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NYer
1400 years – 270 MILLION innocents murdered by “the prophet" followers!!!

Why Should We Fear Islam? Dr. Bill Warner

10 posted on 01/05/2013 3:00:19 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: wesagain

Why should it be only Catholics ?


11 posted on 01/05/2013 3:00:37 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NYer

Just some random crimes. The flood of Muslim immigration has no connection to this. Nothing to see here. Move along.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 3:03:10 PM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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To: NYer

Those darn European Amish again!


13 posted on 01/05/2013 3:05:06 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: knarf
Why should it be only Catholics ?

The Muzzies have long memories...


14 posted on 01/05/2013 3:07:02 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: COBOL2Java

For every church burned down by a Muslim, a Muslim Mosque should be burned down.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 3:12:43 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: YukonGreen

I’m all for nuking that stupid rock, but that’s just me.


16 posted on 01/05/2013 3:15:19 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: COBOL2Java
Catholics are not the target, the son of promise and his decesndents are, and all whom may align themselves with the True Son of Promise .. Jesus.

That includes Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians and a slew of independent's that may have quirks in their theology, but essentially believe in Christ and His atonement for man.

Remember .. the enemy claims allah and his prophet, meathead, and none other.

17 posted on 01/05/2013 3:23:48 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf
Remember .. the enemy claims allah and his prophet, meathead, and none other.

"Told youse!"
"But Arch, he means..."
"Shaddup!"


18 posted on 01/05/2013 3:27:43 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: NYer

-— Anti-Christian sentiments have not been ruled out as a possible motive for the arson, since only churches in the area were set on fire. -—

That’s some fine detective work.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: wesagain

-— When will the Catholic church get real and out the cancer of islam? -—

I remember when people here used to bash the Church over the Crusades.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 3:34:50 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The colleges all teach that it was the Muslims in Spain who led Europe out of the Dark Ages. In fact it was the Muslims takeover of most of the Mediterranean region that caused the Dark Ages, by shitting off western Europe from the eastern trade. Unable to get papyrus from Egypt, the Europeans had to resort to using expensive parchment for documents. The Vandals, who has conquered Spain in the 5th Century, had in fact preserved most of Roman culture. The Moors had simply moved in, taken over and exploited the existing wealth.
21 posted on 01/05/2013 3:49:31 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The colleges all teach that it was the Muslims in Spain who led Europe out of the Dark Ages. In fact it was the Muslims takeover of most of the Mediterranean region that caused the Dark Ages, by shitting off western Europe from the eastern trade. Unable to get papyrus from Egypt, the Europeans had to resort to using expensive parchment for documents. The Vandals, who has conquered Spain in the 5th Century, had in fact preserved most of Roman culture. The Moors had simply moved in, taken over and exploited the existing wealth.
22 posted on 01/05/2013 3:49:59 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I think they're busy "bashing" mormons. I may bash Catholic theology sometimes but if we don't understand the cancer that has been islam since its inception and stand together America is dead.
23 posted on 01/05/2013 4:33:50 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: knarf
Why should it be only Catholics ?

Austria is overwhelmingly Catholic.

24 posted on 01/05/2013 5:30:16 PM PST by fso301
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wesagain said in #8

When will the Catholic church get real and out the cancer of islam?

and I replied;

Why should it be only Catholics?

Because of my #3 (that was removed) stating there would be another Crusade and it would nor be only Catholics but all of Christendom including protestant (my remark was a little more obtuse and biting, thus the removal) and it doesn't matter if it's Austria or not.

The muzzies are leaving the US alone because their faux caliph is in the white house screwing us every which way and keeping us occupied with trying not to say the words "armed revolution" because if we did ... we might really consider it.

and muzzies are #1 on the list ... of which zero is one and THIS reply might be pulled.

25 posted on 01/05/2013 7:34:40 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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