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Featured Notre-Dame Cathedral is on fire!

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by mistoftime, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Niblo

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    If BBC reports are anything to go by, it was more a neglected museum than a cherished place of worship. On the up-side; its restoration will provide work for a decade or so. But very sad, all the same.
     
  2. mistoftime

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    At least there appears to be no casualties. A French billionaire has donated 100,000,000 euros towards its restoration.
     
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    It seems that one firefighter has been seriously injured.
     
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  5. mistoftime

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    I have just seen that, very sad!
     
  6. Niblo

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    Indeed. The courage, and dedication, of such people is humbling. May there be a speedy recovery.
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    A lot of France is forest. I live in one. Much of the Perigord noir is forest (one reason it's called noir because the trees density make it a dark region). South west Aquitaine thickly forested, in fact most of nouvelle aquitaine is forest.

    South east france (Provence and surrounding regions) are also thickly forested.

    Also the east

    Here is a map showing tree density,the darker the green the more dense. Note the relatively few lighter areas to the north and north west where forests are sparse.

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  8. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Thick forests are far away but the are areas around paris not given over to agriculture that are moderately forested. See map on post above

    Been here before, Yes they make/eat great cheese, you should try some, want recommendations? But you are well wrong on the military, they have won a higher percentage of battles and wars than any other country, including the US.
     
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  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    BBC ? Right,

    Far from neglected, i think every time ive been there has been work in progress but it could have done with more work.
     
  10. Niblo

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    I share your scepticism re the BBC; or maybe I'm being unfair to their reporters. Apologies. :(
     
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    French billionaires are putting in a couple hundred million euros to rebuild it, just heard about it... I'm sure there's sources on the 'net about it.
     
  12. mistoftime

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    I regard the Notre-Dame Cathedral as a historic building which was a place worth visiting. I have no interest in its religious significance, especially that of the deeply offensive Catholic doctrine, which has done so much harm over the centuries.
     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Let me counter your argument.
     
  14. ChristineM

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    Nope, it is fact. Most of the sapeurs pompiers in france are volunteers. It it a very prestigious thing to be a volunteer.

    Only paris and lile have paid fire service.

    However the equipment is second to none

    Air dropping fire retardant on a recent fire in Provence

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  15. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    And let me spoil the word of a cartoon wannabe scotsman

     
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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Without an animated cartoon to make your case, I remain unconvinced.
     
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  17. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Tu seras déçu.
     
  18. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Is that a kind of runny cheese?
     
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  19. ChristineM

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    You are too easily lead by humourous misrepresentation
     
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    Oh no. That was a prediction.

    This is a french french runny cheese

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