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Should Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris receive donations for its rebuilding?
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should receive donations for its rebuilding.
The money being donated belongs to private citizens. It is their choice to do with their money what they wish.
The rebuilding will support the restoration of a symbol of Paris and the French people at large.
The restoration will promote cooperative efforts on an international scale.
The Cathedral was home to countless works of arts, attracting international tourism (non-religious and religious) acclaim.
There are more worthy causes to alleviate humanitarian crisis worldwide instead of maintaining a religious edifice
The Catholic Church and its various national chapters are listed as some of the wealthiest organizations worldwide.
Churches represent some of the darkest passages of human history such as the persecution of minorities, religious wars.
Public donations can be vehicles for tax evasion and money laundering. Regulating the flow and nature of donations will be difficult.
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