"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

What happened to the Germans? (Aside from losing WWII)

Even though they started it.


Horrible little German Christian extremists. 

Seriously - what is wrong with that country?  Drudge headlines claim they are nearing anarchy and civil war.  I blame the Germans - it couldn't be the Muslims fault.

Okay.  Really, really seriously now.

This just in from a disgruntled office worker:  German schools are abolishing a Christian celebration - St. Martin's Day - because it offends Muslim immigrants:
Primary schools and kindergartens in Germany are abolishing a Christian celebration and changing it into a generic “festival of lights” so as not to offend the hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants pouring into the country.
According to a translated report out of the Epoch Times, schools are re-naming the Christian-themed St. Martin’s Day, an annual celebration that takes place in numerous European countries on November 11.
Several daycare centers in Düsseldorf have abolished the festival altogether out of “consideration for the refugees,” a decision that has prompted fierce criticism from head teachers at other schools in the region. - Source
I know!

I'm against it.

H/T Ronnie Dovetonsils


  1. If I remember correctly, Martinmas was like Mardi Gras: it was the day before a penitential fast began. Catholics at one time used to fast before Christmas with the fast beginning on November 11 and lasting through December 24. There are a few lay Franciscan groups that continue that practice: the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, the Confraternity of Penitents, and the Tau Maria Franciscans. Losing the St. Martin party would be unfortunate, but not as unfortunate as losing the fast that used to precede it.

    1. Thanks much Rick - I didn't know that.


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