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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Maverick, Apr 27, 2011.
Love the Golf myself, however can’t stand Butch Harmon who commentates on it
Saw a comment on Facebook:
"Notre Dame...absolutely heartbreaking"
I thought it must be another terror attack.
It's only a bleedin fire for fucks sake.
Heart breaking my arse.
One of the grandest cathedrals in the world burning to the ground, it's a tragedy for sure. But I hate idiots posting about it on Facebook.
Just waiting for a few posts from people marking themselves safe from the Notre Dame fire.
Donald Trump has been offering his advice on how to put it out on Twitter. It's amazing that a man who is so wrong so often has as much confidence in his intelligence as he does. In case anybody was wondering,it was bad advice he was offering.
I could give countless examples of what I consider a tragedy.
A catholic cathedral on fire would not be one of them...doesn't matter how great it's cultural/historical/architectural significance,
What was it?
Flying water tankers,which apparently hugely increase the risk of collapsing the structure.
That's fair enough mate, you don't have to consider it a tragedy at all.
If only someone else had thought of that, he really is an incredible man.
No problem with your opinion mate.
But, the denomination of the building is irrelevant imo, the destruction of an iconic historical building is tragic.
The destruction of a hospital or refuge shelter may be tragic, but as you say, an iconic historical building...no.
It sickens me that so many on social media are gushing about how sad it is (with sad face emoji of course)
Some of these people are my friends, or friends of theirs, and they've never commented on conflicts in the Middle East or anywhere else.
They haven't even used emojis to describe how they feel about recent natural disasters in Mozambique and Texas or whales being washed up with 40kg of plastic in their stomach.
If they were French I could understand there being at least some sentimental connection to Notre Dame.
But they are not. So I just don't get it.
And I didn't just run in here to have a whinge.
I called them out on Facebook and I was branded a heathen.
Each to their own but the loss of history that can not be replaced is a tragedy in my eyes.
No problem about any whinging - that's what the thread is for!
I understand what you are saying and I agree that people are selective in their concerns, especially when ignoring human suffering around the world - People are also prone to emotional outbursts on subjects which over time will fade from memory. Modern society has got a lot of it's priorities (and perspectives) wrong.
In this case, it is an impressive and iconic building from an architectural point of view. The loss is great and it's destruction will be difficult to repair. On a historical scale, it's significant, but on a human suffering scale, it's negligible.
Your last line is class!
I'd share the opinion of @vodkacolly on this. It's a damn shame but let's face it it's a Catholic Cathedral, nobody has died and it can be repaired.
The pictures I've seen this morning look pretty good, I'm gonna guess that the main cause of the flames was the scaffolding itself and the wooden roof. You can get scaffolding anywhere, chopping down another forest to rebuild the roof may be harder to pull off.
One of those each to their own situations for me. I think it's very sad that a building of such beauty and history has been so badly damaged. Theres obviously far more important things going on in the world that deserve more attention but there will always be an issue that can credibly be considered more important than the one that has the public's or our attention. You can't show concern for every issue,you wouldn't be able to function and that people can passionately care about issues that aren't life or death is a good thing,the world would be a horrible place to live if we didn't have that capacity.There will be people genuinely upset about this fire that might think "how come those people dont care about something as important as this,but are obsessed with something as trivial as their favourite sports teams or athletes?" But as I said,each to their own.
People who really dont give a fuck but jump on the bandwagon for likes on social media,that's a separate issue
bricks and mortar at the end of the day which can be replaced
Life can't be. My 2 cents
You could probably add a bit more mate explaining your point and still have change out of a euro
Whatever about the cultural loss, the more important question is where is poor old Peter Beardsley gonna live now?