Catholic church asked to keep in mind the good arson has done - The Beaverton

Catholic church asked to keep in mind the good arson has done

KAMLOOPS – Reeling from a series of suspicious fires across British Columbia, the was reminded of the good that has also done.

“While it is possible to use to systematically wipe out all traces of a culture or civilization, why must we emphasize the negative side of it?” said B.C. resident Bart Hall. “It can also heat a home or roast marshmallows. Children can read books by the flames of a bonfire – and we should always focus on the education of children, not the annihilation of heritage.”

Facebook commenter Francine Michaels posted this message: “I believe that the men and women who may have poured gasoline on these churches only wanted to burn out the bad parts of each , not the whole building. These smouldering timbers should not overshadow their good intentions.”

Controversy often swirls around fire. After burning down buildings in one city it has a history of quietly relocating flames to another part of the world.

“Sometimes arson can act as a helpful early warning system of a greater threat,” observed amateur historian Spencer Brown. “Think of the Reichstag fire – how it was definitely a portent of the danger posed by communists – and the good things that flowed from that unfortunate event.”

At press time, the Catholic Church was contemplating building churches out of less flammable material, like gold.