The world and it's strange ways: $340 million raised to restore Notre-Dame in less than 24 hrs

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#1
The people or entities in our world are both strange and funny! The church struggled for decades to fund raise for restoration works, in less than 24hrs since a fire broke out at the Notre-Dame cathedral in France, they have secured almost $340 million in donations to rebuild the damaged church.

The European Council President Donald Tusk has already called on the EU member states to rally round, in order to reconstruct the church building.
One building in the heart of Europe, receiving so much attention, yet they have aided the destruction of so much more across the globe and not a donation in sight.

The world has numerous scattered broken temples, churches etc. Mostly constructed at the height of great human suffering. How is it, people are willing to commit millions to re-build a building which in time will join the multitude of strewed structures, yet they cannot commit a $ to the cause of the living?

Bernard Arnault, the richest person in, pledged to donate $226 million, they have decided to release the money from The Artemis funds.
French oil and gas giant Total also pledged $113 million
More donations continue to be received from well-wishers across the world.

Antipater of Sidon, compiled and described a list of the Seven Wonder (2nd century BC), none of which stand today;

“I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, "Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand".


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Kaffir

Village Elder
#2
Pia Sonko alitoa ya Toi market in less than 12 hrs , tuko hapa na hapa nama billionare wa EU, But on a serious note I have been there you have to appreacite what this buggers went through to build this shit na sio moja the whole country is dotted by great cathedrals. If you want to appreciate the effort it takes read "Pillars of the earth" you will understand the human spirit !
 

Regis2812

Village Elder
#4
The whiteman is clearly demonstrating his ability to conserve and safeguard his heritage at any cost.
Ever been to the bomas of Kenya?
You should by now know that place should be ngoma cia {=devils} of Kenya going by the way those very poor standards those structures are managed and preserved.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#6
The whiteman is clearly demonstrating his ability to conserve and safeguard his heritage at any cost.
Ever been to the bomas of Kenya?
You should by now know that place should be ngoma cia {=devils} of Kenya going by the way those very poor standards those structures are managed and preserved.
It is not his heritage, and has never really been, the structures are only located in the lands due to the presence of benefactors. His ancestors could hardly afford clothes, homes or food at the point when the megalith structures were constructed. He and visitors from the rest of the world come to gaze and be mesmerised and sometimes worship. Where the structures are not religious, man pays an entrance fees to gape in wonder at what is beyond his reach – we then call it his heritage. At some point in the past, it was at another location, evidence is all over the known world – the major financial benefactor in re-buiding the church has made it clear he is drawing resources from the “Artemis fund”

Many of the Ancient mega Temples, Churches, Mosques, Pagodas etc, share similar specific features across religions and non-religious structures such as political buildings: minarets, domes, columns, ziggurats\pyramid layers, spires, and columns, these have existed throughout civilisations that go back to Egypt, perhaps beyond. The knowledge bearers and benefactors are the same.

One thing that appears certain, the benefactors did not visit Africa, South of the Sahara, except slavery has had a steadying hand.

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WuTang

Village Sponsor
#7
Pia Sonko alitoa ya Toi market in less than 12 hrs , tuko hapa na hapa nama billionare wa EU, But on a serious note I have been there you have to appreacite what this buggers went through to build this shit na sio moja the whole country is dotted by great cathedrals. If you want to appreciate the effort it takes read "Pillars of the earth" you will understand the human spirit !
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Europe has some magnificent cathedrals. Kwanza ile ya Milan. Even Florence, Italy has great architecture.
 

S_Lilly

Village Elder
#9
There was a time when the numerous large churches and cathedrals would be filled with worshippers, that is no more. Many churches have been converted into houses and cafes.
Human cost of World war 1 & 2, made people ask many questions. Education, improved finance reduced poverty: less desperate people, no urgent need for divine help.
So far, $800 million donated.
 
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Regis2812

Village Elder
#10
It is not his heritage, and has never really been, the structures are only located in the lands due to the presence of benefactors. His ancestors could hardly afford clothes, homes or food at the point when the megalith structures were constructed. He and visitors from the rest of the world come to gaze and be mesmerised and sometimes worship. Where the structures are not religious, man pays an entrance fees to gape in wonder at what is beyond his reach – we then call it his heritage. At some point in the past, it was at another location, evidence is all over the known world – the major financial benefactor in re-buiding the church has made it clear he is drawing resources from the “Artemis fund”

Many of the Ancient mega Temples, Churches, Mosques, Pagodas etc, share similar specific features across religions and non-religious structures such as political buildings: minarets, domes, columns, ziggurats\pyramid layers, spires, and columns, these have existed throughout civilisations that go back to Egypt, perhaps beyond. The knowledge bearers and benefactors are the same.

One thing that appears certain, the benefactors did not visit Africa, South of the Sahara, except slavery has had a steadying hand.

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Cannot argue with that, it is your right to claim whatever you deem fit.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised France would “rebuild Notre Dame together”, describing the cathedral as “our history, our literature, the epicentre of our life … The cathedral of every French person, even those who have never visited it.”
 
#12
I call bullshit.
Macron made a statement that they will rebuild the church in a "modern way that expresses the diversity of France. There is no way this wasn't intentional. There is no way this wasn't planned.

This in itself means the renovations will encompass Jews, Muslims and other cultures into it as the new face of modern France.
 

HNIC

Senior Villager
#16
Cannot argue with that, it is your right to claim whatever you deem fit.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised France would “rebuild Notre Dame together”, describing the cathedral as “our history, our literature, the epicentre of our life … The cathedral of every French person, even those who have never visited it.”

Ivorian king 'upset' by Notre-Dame blaze, vows rebuilding contribution



Citing strong links between his kingdom and France, an Ivorian king says he will contribute financially to the rebuilding of the ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

King Amon N’Douffou V of Krindjabo, capital of the Sanwi Kingdom, in southeastern Ivory Coast said he was in consultations with his elders over the intended donation.

“I am in full consultation with my elders, we will make a donation for the reconstruction of this monument,” he told the AFP news agency.


The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom and France.
“The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom (the Sanwi, a French protectorate since July 1843) and France,” he added.


The royal oversees the Akan kingdom – large ethnic group that extends from Ivory Coast to Togo. The link he was referring to is of how a prince of the kingdom was in the 1700s taken to France and subsequently baptized in the cathedral.

Then 15-year-old Prince Aniaba was taken to France in 1687 by one Chevalier d’Amon as a pledge of fidelity to Louis XIV. He took the name of his godfather after baptism.

He became Louis Aniaba, before being appointed officer in the Royal Regiment, with the rank of captain.

Louis XIV honoured the prince with the “Order of the Star of Our Lady” and on February 12, 1701, he received the insignia of his order in Notre-Dame Cathedral before returning to Ivory Coast.

https://www.africanews.com/2019/04/...oROw4bENDKfGNE5e6ZP0DV-rffuAD54bSfzM9E4RhG6ks
 

IsMundu

Village Elder
#17
It is not his heritage, and has never really been, the structures are only located in the lands due to the of benefactors. His ancestors could hardly afford clothes, homes or food at the point when the megalith structures were constructed. He and visitors from the rest of the world come to gaze and be mesmerised and sometimes worship. Where the structures are not religious, man pays an entrance fees to gape in wonder at what is beyond his reach – we then call it his heritage. At some point in the past, it was at another location, evidence is all over the known world – the major financial benefactor in re-buiding the church has made it clear he is drawing resources from the “Artemis fund”

Many of the Ancient mega Temples, Churches, Mosques, Pagodas etc, share similar specific features across religions and non-religious structures such as political buildings: minarets, domes, columns, ziggurats\pyramid layers, spires, and columns, these have existed throughout civilisations that go back to Egypt, perhaps beyond. The knowledge bearers and benefactors are the same.

One thing that appears certain, the benefactors did not visit Africa, South of the Sahara, except slavery has had a steadying hand.

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You reckon the Nubian pyramids do not count?
 

Regis2812

Village Elder
#18
Ivorian king 'upset' by Notre-Dame blaze, vows rebuilding contribution



Citing strong links between his kingdom and France, an Ivorian king says he will contribute financially to the rebuilding of the ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

King Amon N’Douffou V of Krindjabo, capital of the Sanwi Kingdom, in southeastern Ivory Coast said he was in consultations with his elders over the intended donation.

“I am in full consultation with my elders, we will make a donation for the reconstruction of this monument,” he told the AFP news agency.


The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom and France.
“The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom (the Sanwi, a French protectorate since July 1843) and France,” he added.


The royal oversees the Akan kingdom – large ethnic group that extends from Ivory Coast to Togo. The link he was referring to is of how a prince of the kingdom was in the 1700s taken to France and subsequently baptized in the cathedral.

Then 15-year-old Prince Aniaba was taken to France in 1687 by one Chevalier d’Amon as a pledge of fidelity to Louis XIV. He took the name of his godfather after baptism.

He became Louis Aniaba, before being appointed officer in the Royal Regiment, with the rank of captain.

Louis XIV honoured the prince with the “Order of the Star of Our Lady” and on February 12, 1701, he received the insignia of his order in Notre-Dame Cathedral before returning to Ivory Coast.

https://www.africanews.com/2019/04/...oROw4bENDKfGNE5e6ZP0DV-rffuAD54bSfzM9E4RhG6ks
Fratha!
Thing is, we have never had a shortage of sambos in the negroid race. You name it, from Oprah, Charles Berkley, Paul Biya, Léopold Sédar Senghor, former sheriff of Milwakee:rolleyes:
Do you remember the local politician who never ever forgets to pledge his allegience in his hotubas or barazas..to what he terms as "ourIntAnashonofrendz":rolleyes:
 
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