Media, relieved that Notre Dame relics were saved, acts as if they were real

Why Evolution Is True

The fire at Notre Dame is out, and much of the main building was spared, though it will take years, if ever, to bring it back to where it was before. I’m not sure about the status of its famous stained-glass windows, though one photo seems to show that a big one is gone, for, after all, the glass was held together with easily-melted lead. The cause of the disaster has not been determined, and may never be.

All in all, it’s not the disaster I feared; here’s what it looks like today:

Photo from the NY Times. Thibault Camus/Associated Press

President Macron has pledged that it will be rebuilt, and private donors have already given millions to that purpose, with the LVMH Group having donated 200 million Euros.

While I was watching the news last night, they had a special report from a correspondent who was talking about…

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  1. Hi Tim, I don’t disagree with a word in the post (I rush to say). I just don’t get Catholics at all – I was brought up low C of E – all those ceremonies, costumes, saints and relics, it’s just straight out magic, fairies in the garden stuff. I thought as a young man that shit was behind us but no, here it is, mainstream again.


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