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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 it money that 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 the international scale:
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There is more to the Cathedral than its religious nature: It is an architectural marvel in itself.
The Cathedral was home to countless works of arts, attracting international tourism (non-religious and religious) acclaim
The Catholic Church and its various national chapters are listed as some of the wealthiest organizations worldwide.
There are more worthy causes to alleviate humanitarian crisis worldwide instead of maintaining a religious edifice
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. Who will regulate the flow and nature of donations?
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