Worst fire ever?

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Joe Fan, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    From Apr 2
    ".... Incidents such as these get a brief mention in the press, complete with quotes from Catholics shocked at the sight of scattered hosts or beheaded statues, and sometimes a short video clip on national television.

    But apart from official denunciations of individual attacks, Catholic leaders in France have refrained from dramatizing what they say is a worrying trend...."
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/reli...holic-churches-have-been-under-attack-france/

     
  4. humahuma

    humahuma 250+ Posts

    Which news station will be the first to blame President Trump for the fire?
     
  5. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    They are blaming the construction that is ongoing. If they suspected arson, they probably wouldn't tell us.

    What a shame. Dates back to 12th century.
     
  6. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    That sure sets this fire into context.
     
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  7. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    BBS World News channel 346 on Direct TV

    Roof caved in. Bell towers were saved. Loss of a historical monument. Priceless relics may be lost. WOW!
     
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  8. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    More on possible source of fire
    Multiple French churches vandalized - The Catholic Thing
    There were almost 50 attacks and acts of vandalism against religious sites in France documented in the month of February, according to Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe. One of the worst occurred at the historic Basilica of Saint-Denis, just north of Paris. Someone entered the Gothic church, where French monarchs are buried, smashed a historic stained-glass window, and wrecked the organ and choir-stalls."

    It looks like media will ignore these possible links. We are so afraid of reality. Omar might get insulted.
     
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  9. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    This is as tragic a loss as an inanimate object could be.
     
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  10. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Just read an article that the overall structure is safe and intact. Based on the pics I'm not sure what that means or how that's possible.
     
  11. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    Apparently the roof was made of wood, which is odd for a building made out of stone. Also heat rises, so maybe all else okay?
     
  12. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Buy a bottle of Dom Perignon. It'll be for a good cause. Link. And he's married to one of the hottest chicks of the last 30 years.
     
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  13. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 1,000+ Posts

    Never weld or apply hot tar without an over watch and fire extinguisher available for at least 30 minutes after completion.

    Property can rebuilt. Body parts and people cannot. Most of the structure is stone, which doesn't burn. The 300-800 year old wood can be replaced with better materials and equal or better craftsmanship. Any art work lost is a problem.

    It was quite the fire, but the overreaction was even bigger.
     
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  14. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    The church spire was made of 250 tons of lead. The weight of the collapsing lead crashed through the roof below. Pretty amazing they were able to save as much as they did.
     
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  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yep. People need to remember the Dresden Frauenkirche. It was firebombed by the Allies and completely destroyed - made the Notre Dame fire look like a glorified cigarette lighter. It was rebuilt and fairly quickly once the Leftists were kicked out of power so it could be allowed. (The top pic is what it looks like now. The bottom pic is what it looked like in the '80s.)

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  16. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    You know why it was never rebuilt. The East German government kept destroyed monuments and buildings such as this as a stark reminder to the people of the danger that would confront them if their benevolent government wasn’t there to protect them.
     
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  17. Monahorns

    Monahorns 1,000+ Posts

    Sounds like secular anti-Catholic animus is the cause of the destruction and vandalism. Some people were reflexively blaming Muslims. Haven't seen any evidence of that.

    France is a strange place.
     
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  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yep, and it was held out as a reminder of how mean the West was, which is quite a joke. I don't condone the Dresden firebombing. It is much, much harder to morally defend than the nuclear attacks on Japan. However, the Red Army was far more brutal on Germany than the West was, and of course, they spent almost half a century crapping on them while the West was rebuilding West Germany and turning it into an economic powerhouse. The fact that a left-wing even exists in Germany now is baffling. The propaganda level needed to make people that irrational is astounding.
     
  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts


    400 churches/historical sites have been destroyed/desecrated in less than four years.
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  20. Joe Fan

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  21. Clean

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