Catholic churches have been under attack for months in France
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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.
Most stereotypes come from how you treated the last person who didn't know you.
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.
"It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888
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.
Ammo will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no ammo.
Criminal's lives DON'T matter!
I miss my 286.
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....
"Humans more important than hardware."