The European Union: The New Tower of Babel?
|Official European Union poster|
We get a hint as to who is ultimately behind the EU when we look at the story surrounding the creation of its flag.
"On December 8, 1955, on the Catholic 'Feast of The Immaculate Conception of Mary Our Co-redeemer,' the European Ministers’ delegates officially adopted the European flag, twelve stars on a blue background. It was designed by Arsene Heitz who, today, is an octogenarian artist in Strasbourg.
Recently Heitz revealed to a French magazine the reason for his inspiration. According to the artist, he thought of the twelve stars in a circle on a blue background, exactly the way it is represented in traditional iconography of this image of the Immaculate Conception. A devotee of the Virgin Mary, Heitz never misses praying a daily Rosary. Heitz noticed the words of the Apocalypse, “And there appeared a great wonder in Heaven; a woman clothed with sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars,” Revelation 12:1. As a devout Catholic, he applies this to Mary, whom Catholics worship.
The European Union’s flag consists of twelve stars, inspired by the halo of twelve stars that appear around the Madonna in Catholic pictures of her. And, that is how a profoundly religious symbol came to be the official European Union flag."