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Wealthy tycoons pledge Millions to rebuild Notre Dame. Yellow vests create havoc in response.

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Nowhere Man, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Nowhere Man

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    The Roman Catholic Church is one of the wealthiest institutions in the world. It doesn't need donations to rebuild the Church.

    Put their money into famine relief or if the want to rebuild a building, what about Grenfall Tower that burnt down in London a couple of years ago and remains untouched.
     
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    Since 1905 all ecclesiastical pieces of property belong to the French state.
     
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    That's irrelevant.
    Why haven't the Catholic Church stepped in with money?
     
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    The Vatican Bank has never had altruistic aims, unfortunately
     
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    It is just a money grabbing organisation.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I think their position (yellow vests) is, "Since you should be helping us because of our needs, we are going to destroy other people's properties".

    Somehow, they find logic in that position?
     
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    Maybe a part of that money could be better used to help the needy people. Isn't one of the purposes of religion to help the poor? Do we really need a multi million dollar building or something a little less expensive.
     
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    Rebuilding Notre Dame will provide work. Its not entirely useless, and those workers will spend a bunch of their pay which will in turn have a slight stimulus effect so that it be as if more than 100 million was used. This also may stimulate a little extra tourism, so there are some benefits to rebuilding.

    I think they should not completely restore the building and instead should make it into a mixed modern-ancient building used as a museum. The fire is part of its History, and it shouldn't look exactly like it did before. Instead of recreating the old roof they should put in a nice glass roof (or something else), and they should take the old burned stones and make some cool stuff out of it.

    They could auction some of the stones and donate the proceeds to charities.
     
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    Let the Catholic Church rebuild it. They have unlimited wealth.
     
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