Thursday, December 17, 2015

Crosses Have Been Removed from Information Signs to Montmartre in Paris Metro

(Paris) The separation of church and state is ironclad state doctrine in France. It means that there is no place for religion in the public sphere. This goes so far that crosses are removed from signs.
The corresponding State law has applied already for 110 years.The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) shows particular zeal in this. It is the state-owned enterprise, which is responsible for public transport in Paris. The RATP operates the Paris metro lines, trams and buses, rapid transit routes and the funicular to Montmartre.
Last spring, RATP was willing to accept advertising for a benefit concert of "Les Prêtres" in favor of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East only after protests.The image of Catholic priests was a nuisance to the corporate director.  Last summer, the sign of Sacre Coeur Basilica on the RATP had the crosses removed from its domes and towers.
At the metro station Anvers, which is the closest to Montmartre,  signs with the stylized silhouette of  the famous Sacred Heart Church appear and passengers can  get out there when they want to visit Montmartre. Neither the principal dome nor the side domes  or the facade towers show a cross.
Stylizations minimize the details. The crosses would but increase the recognizability in the particular case. Above all, are the crosses are the central component of the object being advertised. But Christian symbols are a problem for the RATP.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Mil
Trans: Tancred


Anonymous said...

Where the Cross is rejected ,it will be replaced by the crescent,those who oppose Christ will be subject to his adversary ,the Nazi's removed the Cross from public places when they came to power ,we all know where that led ,history has a habit of repeating itself.

Anonymous said...

Prophecy after prophecy by saints say that Paris will burn and be destroyed so completely the "plow will pass her by". Or this one "a man and his young son walking past the ruins of Paris 20 years on, the child asks what was this place? the father answers "that was a place punished on account of her sins." I have been all around Paris several times but I would NOT go there now.

Anonymous said...

Apologies, here is the proper quote by Fr. Nectou ""During this revolution, which will very likely be general and not confined to France, Paris will be destroyed so completely that twenty years afterwards fathers walking over its ruins with their children will be asked by them what kind of place that was; to whom they will answer: 'My child, this was a great city which God has destroyed on account of her crimes."

Eirene said...

Stupid French! They did it in for themselves at the French Revolution when they traded God for tyrants!

Anonymous said...

France and Germany have always been the Europe's ruin, since Julius Cesar's times, never forget it!

Lynda said...

The principle of "Separation of Church and State" means only that each is separate, independent. The state cannot lawfully take absolute control of the public square and all public life and discourse.

Sean said...

Just another disgraceful exhibition of contempt for souls. Mercy.

Anonymous said...

The peasant people in general stayed catholic while the wealthy upper tier of society embraced the masonic revolution.The tri-color French flag and current national anthem are masonic relics from 1789.The French Flag before 1789 is actually beautiful,much better than the tri-color.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget it was a small element of the French population, the Vendee that rose up with arms and beat the hell out of the Revolutionary government. The revolution tried everything to burn the Vendee out including genocide. They build ovens and threw live Vendeans into the oven just to hear them scream. They took barges on the Loire with people hogtied, priests, lay Catholics and they sank the barges. They had mass executions, these mass graves have been found, they're an inconvenient historical fact. The people of the Vendee said NON! In the end the only solution for the revolutionary government was to sue for peace, making nice with the Vendee and allowing Catholicism to exist in France. The Vendee saved Catholicism in France.