A Crown Jewel of Christendom Burns

Notre Dame Cathedral before 4/15/19 fire

On April 15 Notre Dame Cathedral was torched by accident or by arson. French officials lean to the former but the observation of a spate of French and European Church arsons lead to the valid speculation of arson. Many of the Church arsons have been linked to Islamic Supremacists who disdain the Christian faith. Could the Holy Week that includes Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday be a nefarious message to Christians?


Justin Smith sent his thoughts a couple of days ago trying to sift through fact, speculation and conspiracy over the Notre Dame Cathedral blaze.


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A Crown Jewel of Christendom Burns  

Notre Dame Cathedral Burns


Notre Dame Cathedral France billowing smoke & fire 4/15/19 — Reuters – Charles Platiau


By Justin O. Smith

Sent 4/17/2019 9:30 PM


Should that subduing talisman, the cross, be shattered the frenzied madness of the ancient warriors, that insane Berserk rage of which Nordic bards have spoken and sung so often, will once more burst into flame.” ~ Heinrich Heine 1834


Flames danced and leaped across the rooftop of Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15th 2019, and the world stood aghast and watched helplessly and somber from along the banks of the Seine River, singing hymns, weeping, embracing each other and praying. Onlookers gasped in horror, as they watched the fire ravage the 859 year old historic cathedral in catastrophic fashion, and they cried out as the 295 foot tall spire of this iconic symbol of Western Christendom plummeted and slid into the flames and centuries of history were burned to ash.


Nobody really knows what happened, although the major news sources were falling all over themselves to make certain not one single person was allowed to ask if there was an Islamic terrorism connection. Shepherd Smith and Neil Cavuto, Fox News hosts, both cut guests off for raising the question. They immediately called it “an accident” related to renovation work.


Well … as Notre Dame Cathedral burned, I couldn’t help but immediately think the Muslims had finally succeeded in bringing it down, especially since they have already tried so many times in the past, most recently in 2016. There was even an apparent Muslim seen on the scaffolding near where the fire started not long before it started. And that’s what makes Shepherd Smith’s refusal to even listen to one of his guest’s comments regarding the arson of hundreds of churches in France so maddening.


Phillipe Karsenty began, “For the past years, we’ve had churches desecrated each and every week all over France.”


Smith immediately reprimanded, “Sir, sir, sir, we’re not going to speculate of the cause of something that we don’t know! If You have observations or you know something, we would love to hear it.” When Karsenty tried to respond, Smith ended the entire interview.


Wasn’t Karsenty’s statement on the desecration of Christian churches in France an “observation” and a statement based on “[knowing] something”?


The scaffold was the first time in ages that any access was available to the roof area and its 5,000 oak timbers. I can’t say for sure it was a Muslim who committed arson, or even that it was arson, but to immediately dismiss arson and call it an accident before ANY investigation whatsoever has been fully conducted and completed is the height of sheer idiocy and weepy liberal foolery and cowardice.


To so casually dismiss any suggestion of Islamic terrorism, when April 15th is the date that Mohammed started compiling the Koran and coincides with many other Islamic historic events — not to mention the Boston Bombing — is a slap in the face of all Frenchmen and the entire Christian world, especially in light of the fact, that according to Raymond Ibrahim and Judith Friedman of the Gatestone Institute, 1,063 attacks on Christian churches, statues and crucifixes were registered in France in 2018, and 878 similar attacks were registered in 2017. Muslim terrorist attacks on Christians in France rose by 38 percent between 2015 and 2016, from 273 attacks to 376 attacks against churches and other places of worship.


On April 2nd, The Washington Post reported: “Among attacks on churches in February, a cross of human excrement was found in the southern city of Nimes, a statue of Mary was smashed in a Paris suburb and a statue of Jesus was decapitated …”.


On March 17th, Saint-Sulpice, the second largest church in France erupted in flames, and the police determined it was arson, no accident. The fire damaged doors and stained glass windows on Saint-Sulpice’s exterior. And St. Sulpice was just one of a dozen such desecrated churches over one seven day stretch in March, in egregious acts of anti-Christian vandalism and arson.


The cause of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral may be found later, depending on how much effort the authorities actually exert; however, the significance of its eruption on the first day of Holy Week has not gone unnoticed. If this fire was purposefully set, the arsonist picked the perfect time. The results are devastating and will be long-lasting.


However, the leaders of France, especially President Macron, have become such cowards and so politically correct that they would prefer allowing the Islamic terrorists a few successes here and there, such as the scores of Muslim “no go zones” across France. The French government bends over at the waist to keep from pouring oil on the fire of Muslim rage, so the obvious truth regarding anti-Christian furor and its Islamic origin is permanently and intentionally obscured. The Muslim miscreants are not properly scrutinized, and yet those who dare to associate the desecration of Christian symbols to these Muslims are ostracized, de-platformed and accused of racism, hatred and hate speech.


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The Church and Christianity are under attack from every part of the Western secular humanist, atheistic and Islamic world one wants to mention. Far too many seek to maliciously portray Christianity as bigoted, close-minded and hard-hearted, but it is far from any such thing. Christianity has facilitated and inspired the most beautiful works of art in history, and it encouraged freedom and science, after the Reformation. Christianity has been the epitome of self-sacrifice, charity and love of man and God across the ages.


During a period when most people of France were illiterate the beautiful wall carvings and stained glass of Notre Dame Cathedral, now so badly damaged, taught the lessons of the Bible and reinforced the doctrines that are the foundations of the Christian faith. The craftsmanship and artistry of the Cathedral instructed the people and instilled them with a spirit-filled and holy awe and wonder.


Hot righteous anger coursed through my entire body, as I saw videos of men of Arabic ethnicity, obviously Muslims, smiling and laughing as Notre Dame burned. The Muslims lit up social media with comments like “Allah est Grand” and “It’s time to say good-bye to your oratory polytheism” — referencing Christian belief in the Trinity. Not one person nor millions of contrarians will ever convince me that Muslims want to assimilate and coexist with the people of Western Civilization. They hate us and they arrive as invaders, and that’s why they laugh, rejoice and celebrate at each tragedy that befalls us or each act of terror that one of their brethren — dastardly anti-American, anti- West, anti-Christian and Jew Sons of Allah successfully carry out; tell me again about all the “good” Muslims, and I’ll tell you there aren’t any and call “b*llsh*t”.


If this doesn’t convince the majority of Americans to halt all Muslim immigration into America, especially after 9/11, the Boston Bombing and all the evil Islam brings with it, I don’t know what will. Perhaps America too will fall the way of Europe.


The French, and most of Europe too, have allowed Islam, antithetical to Western principles, to infiltrate their culture, infrastructure and government, as they also destroy their own liberty through communism too, another ideology opposed to Western principles. Having long abandoned distinct Christian virtues to the immoral and intellectually dishonest multiculturalism nonsense, they assumed the Muslims too would embrace tolerance of others and a multicultural society, however, in their arrogance, oh how they were wrong. As I write this, the Islamists around the globe seek the end of France, Christianity and the West.


Notre Dame Cathedral is a world treasure and a crown jewel of Christianity that has been much loved and revered by millions, since its completion in 1345 A.D. It has served in countless celebrations and processions proclaiming the glory of God to all of France. It survived the French Revolution and attempts to melt its tower’s bells. It’s the site of Napoleon’s coronation as emperor. It survived two world wars with little damage, and it is where General Charles de Gaulle attended mass amid rifle fire to give thanks for the liberation of Paris in 1944.


Built over a pagan temple, Notre Dame Cathedral was the work of generations and spanned two hundred years, during which its craftsmen and laborers beat considerable architectural and logistic challenges. Thousands of tons of stone was cut by small armies of stone cutters and was transported from outside of Paris, one cart at a time, while its tall ceilings and walls were supported by the architectural innovations of the rib vault and flying buttress. [See Also National Geographic]


Communism, socialism, nihilism and Islam have all targeted Notre Dame Cathedral over the centuries, and what they couldn’t achieve, a yet to be explained brief moment brought much of it tumbling down, whether it was Islamic arson or the Hand of God Himself.


French President Emmanuel Macron exclaimed: “Notre Dame is aflame … Great emotion for the whole nation. Our thoughts go out to all Catholics and to the French people. Like my fellow citizens, I am sad to see this part of us burn tonight.”


Night fell in Paris and the fire roared on, moving the crowds of the Faithful to come together in their heartbreak and disbelief, raising their voices in a chorus of “Ave Maria”, that rose above the flames. The poignant images were shared millions of times across social media networks by that Monday evening, with many calling the scene in Paris both “powerful” and “moving”.


In less than nine hours, we saw fifty-two acres of oak timbers consumed by the flames, as Priests rushed to save the many pieces of priceless artwork and statues and the Cathedral’s treasury, and we saw nearly 500 firefighters fight to save the Two Towers and the stained glass windows that depicted stories from the Bible and the doctrinal truth associated with them. The flames did their work all too well; and in the process, the inferno took the heart of France and much of the world.


Fortunately, the relic of the Crown of Thorns was saved, and this alone is a mercy to celebrate, even as we weep for what has been lost.


Relic of the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus


By Justin O Smith


Edited by John R. Houk

Source links and text embraced by brackets are by the Editor.

Earlier versions of this post do appear in other online publications and blogs. The title chosen is from various choices provided by Justin Smith yet selected by the Editor.


© Justin O. Smith


Author: oneway2day

I am a Neoconservative Christian Right blogger. I also spend a significant amount of time of exposing theopolitical Islam.

11 thoughts on “A Crown Jewel of Christendom Burns”

  1. Thanks John and Justin. Just a note. Pope: “Outside the church there Is no salvation.” The Bible: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”


    A Warning To Protestants


    – No, there cannot be any ‘reconciliation’ between Roman Catholic system and the true Christian Church, the Body of Christ, because Rome was never a part of it. It started out as a pagan organization in 325 AD, and though they have adopted many of the Christian buzzwords like talking about “being born again’ and ‘salvation by grace through faith alone’, they are like the wolf in the hen house wearing a chicken mask, pecking at corn and trying to blend in.

    Rome was always the enemy of the Christians, and spent over 3 centuries putting them to death by various forms of executions and torture.

    Everywhere you turn today, religious leaders of all stripes, persuasions and genders are talking about Christians ‘reconciling’ with the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, for their part, are lying in wait to receive them with open arms. Parties on both sides are claiming that ‘in the spirit of love and tolerance’ that there ‘must be unity’ within the Body of Christ.

    “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 1 Timothy 4:1-3 (KJV) –


    It was in the year 325 AD that the Emperor Constantine created what became known as the Catholic Church. For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was banned by the Roman Empire, and Christians were terribly persecuted. This changed after the “conversion” of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Constantine provided religious toleration with the Edict of Milan in AD 313, effectively lifting the ban on Christianity. Later, in AD 325, Constantine called the Council of Nicea in an attempt to unify Christianity. Constantine envisioned Christianity as a religion that could unite the Roman Empire, which at that time was beginning to fragment and divide. While this may have seemed to be a positive development for the Christian church, the results were anything but positive. Just as Constantine refused to fully embrace the Christian faith, but continued many of his pagan beliefs and practices, so the Christian church that Constantine promoted was a mixture of true Christianity and Roman paganism. –

    Please read more:





    1. I think Vatican needs no-one’s money.

      Speaking Of A Billion

      “The $1 billion dollar bribe to suppress free energy.”


      “The secrets hidden in the pyramids of Egypt”

      People Are Ready For A Take-Over (2:04:15)

      “Iron Mountain — Blueprint for Tyranny”

      Text below:
      – War is required, it’s the glue of the nations according to the Iron Mountain report. The document says: “War itself is the basic social system, within which others are secondary modes of organisation, conflict or conspire. It is the system which has governed most human societies of record as it is today.The capacity of a nation to make war is the greatest social power it can exercise; war making, active or contemplated, is a matter of life and death. The misconceptions of war: to defend a nation from military attack by another or to deter such attack”.

      + PLUS

      “Global Warming Hoax, Planned in 1961”



      Is there hope? Yes.


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      1. Sounds like a lot of splitting hairs to force superiority to me. Sprinkle-Immersion. Actual-Symbolic. What matters: Jesus Crucified, died, and Arose bodily three days later. Believe that & you are saved … no matter the trivia.

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      2. “How the Catholic Church Hid Away Hundreds of Irish Children | Times Documentaries”

        Thanks John. Faith counts 🙂 Anyway. What do you think about Vatican, Popes and Jesuits? Important too. Who might belong to the Synagogue of Satan?

        “JOB 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked”

        INTERESTING (currently)

        “C- vid 9teen h-oa-x ritual with predictive programming at olympics 2012 ORIGINAL”

        “A COVID-19 PANDEMIC WAS SIMULATED IN 2019 (Event 201)”


        More videos:


        “2nd Thessalonians 2:11 – For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”


        And. What do you think about UFOs and ETs?





      3. The situation gets worse. THEY (The Hierarchy Enslaving You) did it again. They seem to hate the freedom of speech 😦 I try this one:

        “The opening ceremony of Olympic games in London, 2012 was Predictive programing”

        Tsenka Stoycheva:
        I downloaded this video from FB. No author was mentioned below. Therefore, I apologize in advance to the creators for not listing them. Thank you people whoever you are! If anyone knows who they are, please post it in a comment and I’ll put a link to the original and info.
        Please, Share this video, let more people see it. Thank you!
        I found the autor of the original video thanks to Carla. Here is his chanel

        Des Brittain:
        Now I’m beginning to understand that sick, satanic opening ceremony.

        Buzz Killington III:
        @Magnum Opus Why do you actually think baby boomers are all in? My father was a Vietnam veteran and a boomer but, realized what’s happening. He told me things I thought were crazy in the 90s and look at it now he was right all along.

        Dana Karloz:
        It was disgusting! I knew that that place kicked Jesus Christ out a long time ago and this shows their degenerate society infecting the world. Sick

        Keith Outside the box:
        @Magnum Opus What are you talking about!!! the moon landings are all real. We had the technology back then, but it was destroyed and it will be a painful process to build it all back together that’s all. People where not watching the most expensive film of all time. Yes, it looked like a studio with all those shadows going in different directions, yes, no pictures were taken by Michael Collins of the Stars in the Columbia, God those Constellation would have been beautiful, just forget to take a telescope to the moon missions. Busy collecting all that lunar rock instead, which I might add, none came from that freezer of a continent Antarctica. We might of not seen Astronauts actually test in environments with no vacuum, but loads in swimming pools, which apparently water, which is 700 times denser than air is the best environment to test for space. And the reason, ‘we’ve’ not gone back to the moon, is because their is nothing up there. It may be a steeping stone to the rest of the solar system, learn new methods to build in low G etc. But like I said, nothing on that rock. There you go, proof we went to the moon. Saying that, I’ve got a feeling we ain’t going back any time soon. I talking a century or ten. And the Van Allen Radiation belts , what belts? Silly belts.

        Besides predictive programming, that’s the stupidest, most embarrassing Olympics ceremony I have ever seen.

        Kim Hamilton:
        This is so dark and I never connected the dots till now. Like they say everything is hidden in plain sight, we just don’t acknowledge it, until it’s too late. Thanks for the vid x

        They believe if they tell us about things then its our fault when they do it. Straight out of the Talmud

        @TheNewNormal Yes. Like a vampire has to ask to enter our home. They have to believe we have given them permission. It’s really messed up.

        @TheNewNormal Indeed this is part of their Kabbalistic ritual and esoteric communication. The Tribe is truly evil. Most are awakening though in large numbers to their machinations.

        FreeThinking TruthSeeker:
        They literally tell us everything they’ve done, are doing, and will do. Most people are just dimwitted sheep, indoctrinated and suffer too much from cognitive dissonance to see it.

        Folks. Do you see? The day of the Lord will take place soon. Thank God there is something to wait for 🙂 The Redemption.





    1. Thanks Futuret. That was nicely put. A politician “guided by the light”. Hmm… I think that confirms my doubts. They all are puppets. Or should I say programmed robots? Anyway. I think it’s time for a swing moment. Or something 😀 “Blinded By The Light”


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