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Link Related to Canada in some say Two churches destroyed by fire on PIB, OIB reserves on National Indigenous Peoples Day
 
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Date  2021-06-21 18:59:53

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  • DrCaleb: Is this really surprising?
  • Strutz: No, not really.

    Two things came to mind when I first heard about these fires.

    First of all, though I'm sure that the person(s) responsible for setting the fires may have have experienced a sense of triumph for destroying the churches it changes nothing about what the Catholic church did to thousands of children.

    Second, the arsonists are damn fortunate that neither fire got out of control in an area that is very dry and prone to very destructive wildfires that could have threatened lives and livelihoods.
  • Scape: These things can get a momentum all their own. A mea culpa by the church would have put a damper on it but c'est la vie.
  • Thanos: Institutions like the Vatican only apologize when they & their representatives around the world have done something wrong. The problem arises when you realize they genuinely believe that they've never ever done anything wrong in their entire history. The bodies and lives of the victims of the churches be damned, their souls had to be saved by any means necessary.

    When a social autopsy on the supremacist mindset gets done it will reveal that almost all of the "we are so good that everything we do is good, no matter how much harm it causes or how many die or are destroyed from our behaviour & actions" belief system originates with the monotheist religions. God is always on their side, remember. :evil: :roll:
  • JaredMilne: "Strutz" said
    No, not really.

    Two things came to mind when I first heard about these fires.

    First of all, though I'm sure that the person(s) responsible for setting the fires may have have experienced a sense of triumph for destroying the churches it changes nothing about what the Catholic church did to thousands of children.

    Second, the arsonists are damn fortunate that neither fire got out of control in an area that is very dry and prone to very destructive wildfires that could have threatened lives and livelihoods.


    You're damn right about the second point.

    As for the first one, the linked article talks about the grief and sorrow a lot of the Native parishoners are feeling at seeing the churches being destroyed. The TRC summary report talked about the different opinions various Indigenous people have about Christianity and their relations to it.

    The arsonists may feel a sense of triumph like you say, but they just caused additional pain for so many other people through their actions. Christianity still plays an important role for a lot of Indigenous people. When I was a little kid in the late '80s, I used to see the Tribal Trails show on local networks early in the mornings and they're still going strong today.

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