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Some French lefties say Notre Dame rebuild shouldn’t be ‘overburdened’ with Christian meaning

It’s hard to tell sometimes if liberals are saying something because they really mean it or whether they’re just trolling the right, trying to get a rise out.

I say this because it’s hard to imagine anyone being serious about rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and not wanting to recreate its sacred past.

But the discussion is already underway to rebuild the structure along more secular, “modern” lines.

Rolling Stone:

Over the course of the past few centuries, the cathedral has played a role in major historical events, from the coronation of kings to the crowning of Napoleon to the requiem mass of President Charles de Gaulle.  And Notre Dame has served as a symbol of not just French historical identity, but Catholicism in general.  “It has a double meaning,” says Jean-Robert Armogathe, a French Catholic priest and historian who served as the chaplain at Notre Dame from 1980 to 1985.  “It has been the center of Catholic life and of France for 800 years.”  As Armogathe points out, it is also quite literally the center of Paris: a gold star outside the cathedral marks Point Zero, the supposed center of the city.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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