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Notre Dame Fire: I Sure Hope It Was But A Tragic Accident — BUT, Where The Heck Was God?

by Anura Guruge



First and foremost, I sure hope that it is nothing more than a tragic accident.

I hate to even think that ….

Yes, yes, yes. I know all about ‘Free Will‘ and how God does not micromanage what happens on Earth. I am an expert on that.

But, where the heck was God?

This is why I am an unbeliever and always have been. Also, why I refuse to pray — to anybody.

If, God or the Virgin Mary will not intercede to save Notre Dame it is unlikely that they will jump to my aid when I bust a knee.


One other thing.

The Paris fire department had NO CONTINGENCY plans for this?

Jesus. That seems irresponsible and incompetent — when for the lovely French.


As some of you know I love cathedrals — albeit, I am shamelessly biased towards the beautiful British Cathedrals.

That said, I am quite partial to Notre Dame. I have visited it MANY times. Remember I lived in Paris for 1-year, and my parents lived there for over 15-years.

This is a shame.

NO we can’t rebuild it to its original glory. We no longer have the skills.

Redoing in glass, which I know the French will look at, is NOT going to cut it.


A sad day for us. Kind of like a 9/11 — though without, luckily, the loss of life.


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by Anura Guruge

This Day 477-Years Ago, the ‘Dissolution of the Monasteries’ Came To An End; March 23, 1540.

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Waltham Abbey, in Essex, the LAST abbey to be dissolved.


The ‘Dissolution Of Monasteries‘ by Henry VIII, during 1536 to 1540, was an inglorious chapter in Britain’s checkered, but in the main ‘GREAT’, history.

As one who loves British cathedrals and abbeys the destruction wrought on them distresses me constantly. But, it is part of the history.

We will never know what would have happened to these monasteries and abbeys IF Henry VIII had not done what he did.


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by Anura Guruge