Notre Dame Cathedral is burning to the ground right now in Paris..

BIV

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#52
I’m not religious by any stretch but you have to feel really shitty that this 900 year old marvel of human engineering and art was virtually destroyed. It’s a dam shame.
It only took 200 years to build, no biggie.
 

Mags

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#59
I’m not religious by any stretch but you have to feel really shitty that this 900 year old marvel of human engineering and art was virtually destroyed. It’s a dam shame.
Jesus freak.
 
#60
I was wondering if all that scaffolding gave a bad person easy access.
 
#62
Speaking of tragic events in historic churches...



If you didn't get the linger longer reference, go to 3:41 here

 

KRSOne

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Begbie

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#64
I’m not religious by any stretch but you have to feel really shitty that this 900 year old marvel of human engineering and art was virtually destroyed. It’s a dam shame.
Same here. Especially if it's destroyed intentionally. I mean, that building survived countless wars, including Nazi occupation in WW2 and also in WW1. Imagine it being destroyed over a renovation mishap or set on fire because of the muzzie invasion in Europe? And ISIS has not only wiped out Christians in the middle east but have also destroyed historical artifacts that are cherished in western civilizations.
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
#65
I’m not religious by any stretch but you have to feel really shitty that this 900 year old marvel of human engineering and art was virtually destroyed. It’s a dam shame.
If only the Catholic Church had the money to replace it exactly as it was April 14th.

It's a shame a great piece of architecture burned. Big picture? The fuck does it matter when it'll be repaired exactly as it was yesterday?
 

Haeder

South Dakota
#66
If only the Catholic Church had the money to replace it exactly as it was April 14th.

It's a shame a great piece of architecture burned. Big picture? The fuck does it matter when it'll be repaired exactly as it was yesterday?
Do you think it was insured?

Even with a $250,000,000 deductible the settlement check would be a doozy.
 

ysr50

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#67
If only the Catholic Church had the money to replace it exactly as it was April 14th.

It's a shame a great piece of architecture burned. Big picture? The fuck does it matter when it'll be repaired exactly as it was yesterday?
I'm not religious, but if you have enough money you can buy a brand new replica '66 MKII Ford GT40 with a 427 that is absolutely identical to the original, or you can buy a real one. Which would you rather have? Appreciating the architecture and workmanship when you consider how rudimentary the techniques and tools were 800 years ago doesn't require any religion. A replica might be even more technically perfect, but it's not the original.
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
#68
I'm not religious, but if you have enough money you can buy a brand new replica '66 MKII Ford GT40 with a 427 that is absolutely identical to the original, or you can buy a real one. Which would you rather have? Appreciating the architecture and workmanship when you consider how rudimentary the techniques and tools were 800 years ago doesn't require any religion. A replica might be even more technically perfect, but it's not the original.
It's not a matter of 'would you rather'. It'll be fine. All that matters.
 

ysr50

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#70
It's not a matter of 'would you rather'. It'll be fine. All that matters.
It's not fine, and it does matter. Remembering our history is very important, having an actual piece of it destroyed for no apparent reason is upsetting.
 

Bill Lehecka

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#71
It's not fine, and it does matter. Remembering our history is very important, having an actual piece of it destroyed for no apparent reason is upsetting.
Yep. Take religion out of it, and you still have a historic landmark that has been scarred badly. Yes, it’ll be rebuilt, but you basically had history go up in flames. And that is sad.

Does anyone know if it was affected by WW2 bombings back in the day?
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
#73
It's not fine, and it does matter. Remembering our history is very important, having an actual piece of it destroyed for no apparent reason is upsetting.
You're right. I'm sure the Catholic Church, with more coin in it's pockets than Apple, Amazon and Disney combined, won't repair it. Let's get upset.

I said I agreed with you, that's it's a shame it happened. What people fail to realize is that in a short period of time, it will look exactly like it was. Down to the hidden caches of both riches and kiddie porn. Let's all relax. These stories are forgotten the second a Kardashian farts.
 
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Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
#74
Yep. Take religion out of it, and you still have a historic landmark that has been scarred badly. Yes, it’ll be rebuilt, but you basically had history go up in flames. And that is sad.

Does anyone know if it was affected by WW2 bombings back in the day?
I read today that it suffered the most damaged during the French Revolution, and mostly from the destruction of artifacts. The Nazis left it alone and the building only suffered damage from stray bullets to the stained glass.

The place was built in the 1100s thru the 1300s...this is a huge part of history and I agree...it does suck.
 

Queen_Bona

Registered User
#75
Lots of Europeans are shitting themselves over this.

Radical atheists say it's God's punishment for the pedophilia (the cognitive dissonance tickles my brain). The right wing Catholics say it's symbolic of Christianity dying in Europe (I mean it WAS being renovated, so what the fuck?).

I dunno. It's a building on fire. It sucks, because it was valuable for our culture, but still. I don't see it as the end of the world.
 
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