Church Bookstore, atheists, Netherlands, Money…


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?

The cafeteria of the “bookstore”…

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!


The “essence” of our “civilization!

Long live the “uncivilized”!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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