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    Catholic churches have been under attack for months in France
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Other cathedrals have been rebuilt. Vienna, Cologne... But still, what a loss.
    Yes, but Vienna has those tasty little sausages, and Cologne has that great smell. What does Paris have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravoKS View Post
    Yes, but Vienna has those tasty little sausages, and Cologne has that great smell. What does Paris have?
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    No wonder the Germans are always trying to take over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    That is a terrible shame to lose such an iconic component of history. I was watching the conflagration and was wondering what all the scaffolding was in the video. Then I find that they were performing "renovation". I think that they renovated it to a smoking hole in the ground.

    I marvel that in the last 100 of fire fighting lessons learned and knowledge of fire suppression gained that no one thought that maybe a building which incorporated over 50 acres of 800 year old timber just "might" deserve a system to guard against the events of today.
    My thoughts too.

    What, no sprinklers? No fire suppression system? In a building that's stuffed with valuable relics and antiques, and has an interior composed of wood that's been drying for centuries?

    What a tragic loss. Thankful that Mrs. 230JHP and I traveled to Paris and saw it while we were stationed in Italy.
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    That's Europe for you. If the cardinal of the cathedral (I'm Lutheran, so I'm probably getting the ranks wrong) says "no" about putting plumbing in the ceiling of his cathedral, then "no" it is. And relics and antiques don't hold up much better to water than they do to fire. The paintings in St. Peter's in the Vatican were replaced with mosaic copied centuries ago for these sorts of reasons.
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    As sad as it is to lose a historic landmark, I think it should be left as it is. Some things are just better left in ruins, though those ruins should certainly be preserved. To rebuild it in any way will mostly just render it a replica and corrupt its historical significance. Unfortunately and for most everything, there comes a time when you need to let it go.
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    Watch! Mark my words, It will be rebuilt as a global religious services building.

    Do you know what they're not calling it? A church, a Catholic church. It's 800 years old, it has beautiful architecture... and on.

    Notre-Dame de Paris or Our Lady of Paris
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    This just in.....In connection with the fire at Notre Dame cathedral, Paris police are looking for a bent over man with a large growth on his back ....he is hunched over....that's it......it's....it's....the....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin thunder View Post
    Watch! Mark my words, It will be rebuilt as a global religious services building.

    Do you know what they're not calling it? A church, a Catholic church. It's 800 years old, it has beautiful architecture... and on.

    Notre-Dame de Paris or Our Lady of Paris
    Well......they are now under the eu so, yeah......prob'ly be a mosque before it's over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kschilk View Post
    Well......they are now under the eu so, yeah......prob'ly be a mosque before it's over.
    I'm voting for a WalMart.
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