Life in a small town

A vast sea of blue with an orange island … and a couple of other things …

“The Banks Of Green Willow”, Vaughan-Williams: “The London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox”, 2001

Alberta Election 2019. Blue = Conservative, Orange = Socialists

Well, the Alberta Election yesterday turned out OK. In the following image the Blue is the United Conservative Party and the Orange is the NDP and as I mentioned, the rest were just votesplitters.

Alberta Election 2019 – United Conservative Party majority

Leading and elected – 44 needed for majority

UCP 63 seats, Pop vote: 55.12% Elected: 60 Lead: 3

NDP 24 urban seats (All Academic/University and Government “Worker” Union supported Ridings), Pop vote: 32.22% Elected: 24 Lead: 0

All the votesplitters crashed and burned, none elected. all wiped out – all wasted votes by fence sitters.

Look upon this map and despair Redmonton, there really is something in your water.

On other fronts we have an interesting photo from Paris … of Notre Dame of course …

Notre Dame by AFP

The day after the night before at Notre Dame de Paris.

The High Altar stands untouched with its gleaming Cross, and the Blessed Virgin weeping holding her dead Jesus in her arms.

The modern Altar installed after Vatican II, lays under the rubble from the collapsed roof.

From another blog I follow daily, we have:

Later, one Macron (ed. some important French Bureaucrat) appeared  on the TV, talking in long syllables about the rebuilding which would follow. I thought: Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum …. (ed. translated from the Latin as “Except the Lord build the house …”, I think its close, anyway)

Apparently, the use of public money would not offend against laicite because Notre Dame is, culturally, so much bigger a thing than mere Christianity.

So that’s all right, then.

Some arty person, interviewed this morning, explained that the rebuilt Cathedral will of course be disentangled from the (Christian) myths which led to its building. More or less back to the Revolution, and the Goddess Reason. Since first writing this piece, I still feel cold about the emotions”

Inside Notre Dame

I have a hunch the “arty person” is feeling pretty smug about now … and completely missed the point … these “important” opinions have been around since at least Gamaliel’s day … Perhaps listen to wise council O thou “arty person”:

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Acts 5:27-39 from the New American Standard Bible:

27When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

29But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross. 31“He is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32“And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

Gamaliel’s Counsel
33But when they heard this, they were cut to the quick and intended to kill them. 34But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.

35And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you propose to do with these men. 36“For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.

37“After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the census and drew away some people after him; he too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered. 38“So in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or action is of men, it will be overthrown;

39but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or else you may even be found fighting against God.”

40They took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogged them and ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and then released them. 41So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

42And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

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And so it has been for over 2000 years now and no nation or power or person or even the Gates Of Hell have prevailed against Jesus’s Church. And a very large number of people have tried. Where are they now?

I don’t know … but I look at that picture of The High Altar standing untouched with its gleaming Cross, and the Blessed Virgin weeping holding her dead Jesus in her arms. It makes me think … am I the only one, again … I strongly suspect not.

Cheers

Joe

So, God will look after Notre Dame, … Alberta voters have taken control and freed their Province from the Socialist tyranny … all that’s left here is the Scouring … next stop Ottawa …

Justin, we are coming, with many Freman warriors … we are your worst nightmare … Trick or Treat!

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