Notre Dame Cathedral has gone up in flames. An historical 850 year old architectural icon is nearly destroyed.
Ironically, it happened on Holy Week.
An omen, perhaps?
The death of Christianity is a popular sentiment in Europe nowadays - and is steadily gaining global momentum.
I watched extensive coverage on France24, the news channel from Paris.
Is it merely a coincidence that some of the commentators kept emphasizing
"You don't have to be a Christian to appreciate Notre Dame Cathedral."
What? Do Christians have to apologize for their faith??
It's kinda like patriotic Americans, who have lately been bullied into silence. They're afraid to admit they love our country in fear of the vicious and vile backlash from the haters.
Hey, Kemosabe - I love our country. Try and stop me.
So what's with the Star of David on your sidebar, Jon? You're not Jewish.
It's not only a reminder of Passover, I put it there in defiance of the anti-Semitism that is surging in our country -
and which is appallingly prevalent in our Democratic congress.
You think I'm bullshitting? Don't tempt me to elaborate.
So, Jon - what have you been doing lately, besides irritating the Left?
Well, I survived the wicked winds that shrieked through the Tennessee wilderness on Palm Sunday. Warm, wild winds that reminded me of West Texas.
On Sunday night it got so cold that I had to turn on the heat.
On Tuesday I forced myself to drive into town. The weather was gorgeous but - as usual - I spent too much money but only got half of what I needed.
Right now I have the windows open and I'm enjoying the view.
This was my back yard in West Texas during a typical (and very frequent) windstorm - - thick brown dust
Here's a view from my window in Tennessee