A church in Maastricht is tirned into a bookstore. (1, 2, 3) Atheists around the world (and in Facebook – see here) “celebrate” for the change! It is “good” since it gives life to a dead monument they claim. It is good because an unused monument finally has a use which benefits people, the say.
How much far from the truth are they…
First of all, 49% of people in Netherlands are religious. How can the 51% “decide” on such an important matter? A civilization is characterized on how it treats minorities (although it is really funny to speak of “minorities” due to the 2% difference here). Ana even if there was ONE religious person left, who authorizes the owners of the church to deny him a place to pray?
Secondly and MOST IMPORTANTLY: The use of monuments should never and under any circumstances be related to MONEY! Monuments are a part of our culture, a part of us, of who we are. We are not money or balance sheets! Netherlands has a very good history of being obsessed with money (yes, they gave up Anna Frank immediately when Germans asked and they now exploit the event to gain some extra money – there was no attempt to “hide” her, there was “resistance”). Even though selling money with interest was forbidden in the Medieval Times from Christianism, it was Dutch people who first defied that “order”.
No wonder they found “logical” to change a church to a bookstore.
If they were in Greece, they would surely change the Parthenon into a sauna to gain money.
MONEY is our God now!
MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!!
The “essence” of our “civilization!
Long live the “uncivilized”!