I don't care about the notre dame cathedral

Having a hard time thinking why anyone should.. Yeah, it's pretty I guess, but people are acting like it's an international tragedy. Just a building...

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  • Quasimodo did it.

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  • I never knew it existed until today.

    Just another chance for people to pretend to give a shit about something they really don't.

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    • Well said.

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    • That's what social media and hashtags are for, pretending you care.

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      • 12-14 million people visit that chapel every year you silly, a lot of people really do care about it, you are so obviously a closed off american with no passport or and little knowledge and/ or appreciation of history, please don't pretend you know better. The building took 100's of years to build for christ sakes.

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        • I can understand why you're so upset, but why you gotta bring the American hate in here? T.T

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          • Ya i shouldn't have stormed it up with american stereotypes, obviously there are millions and millions of totally awesome americans. Tbh though, it is true that an astonishingly low amount of americans hold passports compared to other countries, or so I've heard. so I guess when I hear people saying things that feel nearly on par with saying " whats the big deal about the Sistine chapel its pretty i guess" "i don't see why it matters it burnt down" i just go off a bit, and stereotypes of people who would potentially say such things storm my better thinking lol. not that its not okay to not like these things or care about them but to live in complete ignorance of why it's important and why its obvious that a lot of people would consider it a terrible thing to be destroyed is an even further level of low thinking imo . Idk haha I have no idea why decided to go justice on this whole post, really got me going lol.... typing a million a second... probably riddled with mistakes. Would've been better to keep the cool and just post my thoughts once and left it.

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            • It's okay, I was just giving you a hard time XD. Don't be so hard on yourself.
              If you're curious, in my own experience I don't have a passport because I've never had the health, money or time to travel to another country. I've seen my own mom and brother only once in about 10 years and they live a 14 hour drive from me in the U.S. When it was first brought to my attention, I was caught so off-guard I didn't really know the answer because I'd never even thought about it. I've barely even dreamed about visiting other places because I've been too busy dreaming about having a stable life and decent health.
              A lot of people in the U.S. share a similar experience to me, so I don't find it surprising that we wouldn't even stop to dream about traveling let alone get a passport.

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        • And it's really old too

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          • yes lol "the forest area" was built from a forest of trees in the 11th century, they announced that they don't even have any trees in all of France large enough to replace some of those nearly 1000 year old beams, they will have to import lumber just to get new wood the right size

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      • Oh gyod get this - One time so national calamity happened and someone said "there are no hashtags". Like BITCH get off social media for once!

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        • I don't get it , but i don't have social media ( aside from here ig) nor have I EVER used a hashtag, You sound real versed in it though.

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  • This is why we can't have nice things. How unappreciative.

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  • The top area known as "the forest" has been completely destroyed. They called it the forest because it took a forest worth of trees to build. It was the oldest part of the structure if I'm not mistaken and was built in the 11th century. So that aged wood is irreplaceable in a sense. Im sure they will rebuild it to wondrous condition again, but it wont be the same, nor will some of the areas, such as "the forest" hold nearly as much gravity when you look at it, no longer will be the nearly thousand year old wood.

    and I mean sure if someone blew up the pyramids of Egypt we might be able to rebuild it, but you can see how it would be terrible. ( obviously the pyramids would be a worse tragedy) But Notre dam is one of the more famous and historically significant chapels in the entire world so it shouldn't be under estimated just how big of a deal it burning halfway to the ground is

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  • I'm European. There's no pretending here either, just answering the post in a truthful manner. In no way was I saying the building isn't impressive and that I don't care about it. So learn to read. And quit spamming. Dumbass.

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    • its normal to have a whole range of reactions from all sorts of people , but to say "The reality is most people don't give a shit" insinuating that its just some small group of people who feel bad is just completely ignorant of the facts. there is a reason why over 10 million people visit the god damn place each year, its important. its neither normal nor abnormal to cry, as if you have a stronger connection to the place you may have a stronger emotion from it. but its completely normal to "give a shit" and or feel bad about it.

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      • When you compare the billions of people who don't even know of the place to the few million who visit it, yeah, it's a small group of people who feel bad. I didn't say crying is an abnormal reaction either. I merely pointed out that the OP's feelings are normal as well, and more normal than crying over it. Seems like your reread was ineffective. Also, how is it completely normal to give a shit when you previously mentioned it's neither abnormal or normal to cry? You don't even know what point you're trying to make.

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        • Just as you might say its neither normal nor abnormal to cry if any u.s. president was assassinated, you would probably say its pretty normal to care/give some sort of shit about it/ recognize its a big deal... and abnormal not to.

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        • Its normal for people who don't know about the great pyramids if they were destroyed to be like "hey wuts the big deal? i just live on my phone and know nothing about the world , i mean the pyramids are pretty I guess" But when they start crying out, why does everyone care so much!? people are going to think they are a moron. sure Notre dame is no great pyramid, But as far as cathedrals go,its near if not on top of the list of, most popular, visited, historically significant. And if you didn't know that before the disaster, you would think someone would still understand why its a big deal it was destroyed once they learn about the place and not question why everyone cares. Lol the ignorance is almost unbearable with you people. go back to living under your rocks and not caring about anything at all. So many Fucktards in this modern world its astonishing. next the god damn sistine chapel will burn down and half the internet will be like " durp a dur I dont get whats the bigs deal , you guys are sensitive freaks, who cares? - whatever" lmfao..... the plot to idiocracy the movie is coming true with every passing year it seems...its unfortunate.

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          • Holy shit. I'm right here with you & am pretty shocked that you're getting shit on for caring! Maybe not in terms of sheer popularity & visibility, but historical significance, I'd even say that Notre dame is far more important than the pyramids. As an art history fan, I'm flashing back to abott suger's gothic architecture st. Denis theories on the idea of sculpting light & negative space...and how much that changed & influenced modern architecture & sculpture...not to mention the fact that seeing notre dame in person...its like seeing the Grand Canyon. Pictures are nothing compared to reality & you even forget the scale & awesomeness till you see it again & are floored the second time.

            How can people not care even a little...what in the fuck...

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          • Clearly you're done having a logical argument and have moved on to incomprehensible ranting. Think whatever you want, but if you're going to start an argument you should at least know what you're arguing against and what your own argument even is. You're lost. Until you comprehend what's going on, you're being shunned. Tootles.

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            • Read it through. You're right that my comments may have diverged into overall statements to the whole post rather than your specific comments. I definitely got a bit heavy handed with fast typing probably getting redundant at times. I suppose I find some of the views on this post absurd in my opinion. By mixing insult in i guess you have a right to just not address any of my points or see and validity in even the good ones...in which if i said them calmly you probably would of seen some light in them. anyway shun away~ at the end of the day though... its a big deal that Notre dam caught on fire, its painfully obvious.. I would hope you would agree.

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  • I wonder how many of the people who feel bad have actually been to Paris? even some of the people who live there didn't look that bothered on the videos where the tower fell down

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    • 12-14 million people visit it Every year and it took 100's of years to build

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    • Ive been there three times and it really is an incredibly beautiful and important historical structure thats survived so long, while there may be people in paris who don't care about it, and obviously millions around the world that don't. as a whole there is a shit ton of people who do care about it from all around the world. Maybe not quite to the scale of the pyramids of Egypt burning down ( not like they even could burn down) but its the same kind of thing, its a very special place for a lot of people, its not just any old chapel, notre dame is ONE of the most famous and historically significant chapels on earth

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      • One can realize the significance without being emotionally affected by its loss

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        • yes but the post is not talking about crying or feeling bad its talking about just caring at all

          the post reads

          I don't care about the notre dame cathedral
          Having a hard time thinking why anyone should.. Yeah, it's pretty I guess, but people are acting like it's an international tragedy. Just a building...


          and yours reads "I wonder how many of the people who FEEL BAD have actually been to Paris? even some of the people who live there didn't look that bothered on the videos where the tower fell down


          obviously there would be a whole range of reaction, id argue most who realize the true significance and arnt just hermit crab americans would feel bad about it...not necessarily cry of course or be overly emotional but would certainly realize that it's terrible and would feel bad it happened.

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          • Depends what you mean by care about, I took it to mean he is not emotionally affected by the loss. Why is anyone obliged to feel bad? What does being American have to do with it?

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            • I mean the cathedral isn't quite on the scale of the great pyramids in terms of significance to human history of course, but as far as historically significant cathedrals go it's near the top if not on the top in terms of the most famous, liked, visited, historically signifiant cathedrals in the world. personally i wouldn't like seeing any part of history destroyed even less popular bits of it. I know for a few years, if not still, France was the most visited country by tourist, so by no doubt many americans have been to the site and make up a good majority of the 14 or so million yearly visitors to the site. so people love the place, to me it doesn't seem a stretch to see why many americans just as many people around the world are bummed out that parts of history have been erased/ destroyed. and it doesn't take having visited it to be able to feel that way, If i had never gone to the pyramids id still be really upset if they had been destroyed even partially. I mean i get it, of course there are people who just jump on the bandwagon of sympathy, but i think to people who might not know about Notre dam, greatly underestimate just how much of a globally loved place it is....the are so unaware they say things like,"Yeah, it's pretty I guess, but people are acting like it's an international tragedy. Just a building... "

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  • same honestly

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    • 12-14 million people visit it Every year and it took 100's of years to build

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      • How many people visit it each year and how long did it take to build?

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        • you said same honestly... agreeing to a post that said "Having a hard time thinking why anyone should" ( care bout it) therefore i gave you a few of many reasons why people should, and/ or do.

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  • I don't care either

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  • Not normal unless you have no soul then it's completely normal.

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  • I'm really more of at a loss for the historical irony of the situation. Fire was the most common reason why so few of these buildings exist today. In the end it was still fire that took it down. Then again when repairing a boat when does it become not the original?

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  • I'm pretty bummed about it. Now when they rebuild it more trees will loose there lives overs freaking building

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  • It's an incredible piece of history

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  • It's somewhat unfortunate, given the time put into making and maintaining it. Things of the past often have sentimental value to people, after all, the past is gone.

    However, the loss of the past isn't something I really consider tragic (except for important events in history that we need to learn from).

    People in the past were just more shitty humans born on a different dot of the timeline. The loss of them and the things of sentiment that they built isn't anymore a tragedy than the loss of things or people now, in a way.

    This is just the loss of something cool, but not necessarily something important.

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  • it took millions of man hours to build, 100's of years until it was finished

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  • If you don't care, why are you whining here?

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  • Go back to your xbox.

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  • Yeah, it’s pretty I guess, is one of the most understated things I’ve ever heard

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  • I mean Flint and other places in the U.S. are still without clean water and nobody seems to be crying over that.

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  • Strange how this is less normal than the other post about crying over it. The reality is most people don't give a shit, while very few people were so upset that they cried. Anyway, the more objective viewpoint is that you're normal, ignore the not normal votes. They're only basing it off of that they care.

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  • ....I think it was construction...
    (Although some are saying the construction workers intended for it)

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  • Its sad because it was almost 1,000 years old. Its not "just another building". Its a historic structure. Its like if the pyramids fell down.

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  • DEUS VULT!!!

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  • Yeah, no...

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  • I thinks it's really sad, it's such a historic landmark. But it's not nearly as bad as say the September 11 attacks. Thousands of lives were lost then. Nobody died because of this fire.

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