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-Talbot- | 18:21 Mon 15th Apr 2019 | News
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// Our Christian heritage, means little to them. //

er I think the Christian heritage means little to you, to be honest. It is not buildings, but people and beliefs ( from one book ) . In France, with Notre Dame a pile of ash - easter is not going to be stopped or postponed. Full steam a head !
have it in a field if need be

where were you when they were teaching this in primary school ?

//and yes the council did try to go home on Fri pm
and leave the homeless still on the streets//

Sez who? Bullsht
This isn't about Grenfell.
Surely if you asked any good Christian to choose between a building or 72 people going up in flames, they’d choose the building ...
No one had that choice, Ellipsis. This isn't about Grenfell.
Maybe God threw a fiery dart, and why not?
The Beeb had a nun in blue giving message - the church building is burnt but we are not burnt.
//I'm surprised some Christians didn't think this was the start of the apocalypses.// I could not resist goggling Notre Dame end of times - and yup they are at it ....

Naomi, people have the choice in their reactions to the events rather than the events themselves. I think it’s fair to draw a comparison between the two reactions.

The three immense rose windows have all survived the blaze, according to the Archbishop of Paris. The southern rose window, hand crafted in the 1250s, is 12.9m in diameter. However, some smaller windows at the top of the building melted or burst in the heat of the fire.


The crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus during his crucifixion was saved from the blaze. Given to King Louis IX in 1238, it is one of the holiest relics in Christianity and was rescued from the Cathedral’s treasury by Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris
Fire Brigade.

Key relics saved

Notre-Dame is home to an 8,000-pipe grand organ dating back to 1403. Bertrand de Feydeau, a senior French heritage preservation official said that it had not suffered fire damage.

“The organ is a very fragile instrument, especially its pipes,” he said.

“It has not burnt, but no one can tell whether it has been damaged by water. Nobody knows if it is a functioning state or will need to be restored.”
'The project faces another hurdle. Europe is no longer blessed with forests of giant oaks, ready to be chopped down. More than 1,300 oak trees were used for Notre-Dame’s orginal roof frame, equivalent to 52 acres of woodland.

Bertrand de Feydeau, vice president of preservation group Fondation du Patrimoine, said the cathedral’s roof cannot be rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire because “we don’t, at the moment, have trees on our territory of the size that were cut in the 13th century”.

Thousands of private forest owners pledged yesterday to donate one oak each to the new roof.'

I can't be bothered to read through 210 posts to look - but now it seems the discussion is getting very political, just wondered how long will it be before there's a post suggesting that the fire was a Brexiteer plot to make the French hate us and kick us out with no deal.
Stupid ^^^ and inappropriate post
// Naomi, people have the choice in their reactions to the events rather than the events themselves. I think it’s fair to draw a comparison between the two reactions.//

interesting idea ellipsy

//Stupid ^^^ and inappropriate post// ignore mushie
you will be labelled a thread-killer next

not Brexit - but a meandering and useless discussion over whether a muslim did it and with political intent ( no and no) and no the thread is mostly not worth reading
Ellipses, //I think it’s fair to draw a comparison between the two reactions//

I don't. I think it's contrived to score political points - and that is pathetic.
Echoes of Palmyra.
Bear in mind, none of these people have had an original idea in their lives. The 'connection' to Grenfell must have been a puff-piece in Buzzfeed, Huffpo or one of their equally risible opinion formers.

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