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April 16th, 2019 at 8:29:04 AM permalink
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But over 500M euros have already been pledged to repair the church.



*phew*. With the way the catholic church eschews wealth, I was worried it would never be restored.
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April 16th, 2019 at 8:45:01 AM permalink
I've been watching the Notre Dame news reports and I keep waiting for a Parisian version of this ...
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April 16th, 2019 at 12:45:09 PM permalink
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Gone



Could have been the contractors. Whatever the official report says, there will always be doubters.

European Churches Vandalized Defacated Torched Every Day

France Sees Ten Catholic Churches Attacked in One Week



No, I'm pretty sure this one (the big one in between the square pillars, north side) is NOT gone. The south, smaller one is. Along with the spire and 2/3 of the roof. But over 500M euros have already been pledged to repair the church.

This can be seen as an opportunity for resurrection and hope, not a total loss.



Yep and they will waste the money building a building instead of actually helping people. I really dislike cults
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April 16th, 2019 at 1:04:09 PM permalink
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Yep and they will waste the money building a building instead of actually helping people. I really dislike cults


Waste????????????
It brought in like a gazillion tourist dollars
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April 16th, 2019 at 3:15:06 PM permalink
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Yep and they will waste the money building a building instead of actually helping people. I really dislike cults



People already give billions to feed the poor. Just look at the 10's of billions the Western world gives to poor nation states in aid.
If private money wants to donate money to restore a symbol of Western values and history then it is their right to do so.
With the direction the world is heading though, it would not surprise me if someone proposed a mosque or some type of one world unified church be built on the site.
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April 16th, 2019 at 3:23:40 PM permalink
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Yep and they will waste the money building a building instead of actually helping people. I really dislike cults



I don't think it's a waste, not unless you disregard the human spirit. When those stones were being laid, Ghengis Khan was being born. There are entire dynasties that came and fell and has it stood through them all, not to mention the major wars of recent history. And Jesus, just look at it. If it was built yesterday, it'd already be a place one would think "Yeah. Let's keep this"

I'm just marveling at that same humanity; the irrational, "stupid" side of it. It's rather like having a GoFundMe for Steve Jobs. Makes me giggle.
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April 16th, 2019 at 3:42:02 PM permalink
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Gone



Could have been the contractors. Whatever the official report says, there will always be doubters.

European Churches Vandalized Defacated Torched Every Day

France Sees Ten Catholic Churches Attacked in One Week



No, I'm pretty sure this one (the big one in between the square pillars, north side) is NOT gone. The south, smaller one is. Along with the spire and 2/3 of the roof. But over 500M euros have already been pledged to repair the church.

This can be seen as an opportunity for resurrection and hope, not a total loss.



Yep and they will waste the money building a building instead of actually helping people. I really dislike cults



You mean like building a casino?
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April 16th, 2019 at 3:53:04 PM permalink
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People already give billions to feed the poor. Just look at the 10's of billions the Western world gives to poor nation states in aid.
If private money wants to donate money to restore a symbol of Western values and history then it is their right to do so.
With the direction the world is heading though, it would not surprise me if someone proposed a mosque or some type of one world unified church be built on the site.



Notre Dame was built on top of a temple dedicated to Jupiter. For some reason, the island has been sacred ground for a millennium before Notre Dame was started.
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April 16th, 2019 at 4:58:02 PM permalink
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Notre Dame was built on top of a temple dedicated to Jupiter.



That was typical a thousand years ago. In
its zeal to wipe out the pagan religions,
the Church razed their temples and
erected their own on the same site.
It worked, the Church ruled Europe
with an iron hand for centuries and
the pagan religions were forgotten.
It's called a monopoly.

Rockefeller did the same thing, he
bought up the competition or, if
they refused to sell, he put them
out of business. He was a rock solid
god fearing Xtion too, the Baptist
kind.
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