Yesterday I told my daughter that I would not donate to rebuild Notre Dame unless they also used the money to rebuild the Southern churches burned by the racist kid. Glad to see someone is thinking like me.
Notre Dame isn’t just a religious edifice. It is a remarkable piece of architectural art and history.
While I most certainly agree that it is sad that other desperately deserving entities, such as Flint, MI water, the churches in Louisana, Puerto Rico’s hurricane recovery, etc., haven’t received the funds necessary to rebuild and restore, I do not begrudge Notre Dame the funds donated to rebuild and restore.
I would point out that the first half billion dollars pledged came from French billionaires. I haven’t heard from whence came the rest.
Maybe we should put pressure on US billionaires to pony up to the mark and help out. Paying their fair share in taxes would be a start.
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here.