by Enza Ferreri, Free Republic
In Germany, architecture is being "de-Christianized". Entire new neighbourhoods and urban areas are being built without a church in them: churches are just not planned in the projects, as if nobody even thought of them.
The German Catholic news site Kreuz reports on this phenomenon with examples from an article by architecture critic Dankwart Guratzsch in the daily Die Welt.
In Stuttgart, a large new district was built for 12,000 residents without a church.
In Hamburg, another new neighbourhood for 12,000 residents was created without a church. Not only that: to realize this project, 19 churches were closed down, probably because they were in the way. Made disappear in the blink of an eye. Under the pretext that nobody had requested them.
Some people, however, did protest, and to make them happy they were provided with a small chapel with just thirty chairs, hidden on the ground floor of a battered-facade office building.
This does not look like an accident, but a plan to make the signs of Christian faith disappear in a cold, calculated, cruel way. Read More: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2990824/posts