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Featured Notre-Dame Cathedral is on fire!

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by mistoftime, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:39 PM.

  1. mistoftime

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    Not good, looks well on fire.
     
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    This looks very bad.
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    mon Dieu....non...
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    Please keep this thread updated if you continue to follow this story as to the extent of damage.
     
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  7. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Sorry, just trying to sort the NONSENSE
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    Oh how dreadful..

    A fire has broken out at the famous Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and has spread rapidly across the building.

    The cause is not yet clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.

    A major operation to tackle the blaze is under way at the 850-year-old Gothic building, but the cathedral's spire has collapsed.

    Last year, the Catholic Church in France appealed for funds to save the building, which was crumbling.

    A spokesman for the cathedral said the whole structure was "burning".
     
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    The spire has collapsed.
     
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    the spire has collapsed
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    I was there in the Spring of 1972, and I wonder where were any fire extinguishers around ?
    One reporter said he was there at the start of the fire, but No mention of anyone having or using an extinguisher.
     
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    Looks bad. Watching a live feed from Paris on CNN. It looks to be totally out of control.
     
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    This looks *really* bad. I'm worried how much will be left.

    I am so depressed. :( :( :(
     
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    They can't enter the building to fight the fire since it is literally a stone over at this time.
     
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    another live feed
     
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    It's amazing how they built such wonderful structures with only rudimentary technology. I always wonder how much knowledge was lost, never to return, as the craftsmen's guilds declined in modernity.
     
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    This is absolutely heartbreaking. I can't get it out of my mind.
     
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    Terrible. :(

    My parents, who were Protestants, visited the Cathedral back in the 1980's and were highly impressed. And it's not just because of its beauty and because it's a tourist attraction-- it's also many peoples' parish.
     
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    I was there in 2015. What a beautiful building! My heart goes out to Paris and the people of the world who have lost a treasure.
     
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