03 December, 2021

Non, Ce N’est Pas Possible

Notre Dame Cathedral Restoration is Going Woke - Victory Girls Blog

People from around the world watched in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned in 2019. Whether you were Catholic or not didn’t seem to matter. Lovers of history and resplendent Gothic architecture prayed that the nearly 900-year old edifice would somehow survive the blaze.

I watched in horror. Still get sick to my stomach thinking about it.

This makes me sicker, though.

So while renovators are painstakingly restoring the most damaged areas to their original state, some parts of the cathedral will become an “experimental showroom.” These new proposals will do away with traditional confessional boxes, altars, and classical structures. Instead visitors and the faithful will be treated to modern art murals and special effects intended to create “emotional spaces.”

But that’s not all. Visitors will go on a “discovery trail” by visiting 14 chapels. Eight of them will depict Genesis, Exodus, Abraham, and the the Prophets, but they’ll also see chapels that emphasize the five continents. There will also be Bible verses projected on walls in various languages, including Chinese Mandarin.

The final chapel on the “trail” will have an emphasis on environmentalism, and will be called “reconciled creation.” Of course that’s a hat tip to Pope Francis, who set forth an encyclical promoting environmentalism.

Notre Dame doesn’t need to be modernized. Don’t touch a classic. it’s a classic for a reason. I’ll be there next year. I won’t be inside, obviously, but I’ll get some pics of the outside.

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