London buses were outfitted with the following banner ads: “There’s Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Life.”1 The sponsors hoped the postings would get people to question the existence of God: “This campaign to put alternative slogans on London buses will make people think — and thinking is anathema to religion,” the promoters […]
The storming of the Bastille was a catalyst for what became known as the Reign of Terror. “French society underwent an epic transformation as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from left-wing political groups and the masses on the streets.” How bad was it? Internally, popular sentiments radicalized the Revolution significantly, culminating in […]
While the Cathedral has no religious significance in and of itself since God does not dwell in a man-made structure, it acts as a symbol. To burn it is to strike at God with unrelenting fury, a sort of man-made hell.