You knew the moment that Notre Dame Cathedral started to burn, the wingnutosphere was going to go crazy with the conspiracy theories. French police have already ruled out arson, but that doesn’t stop the conspiracy nuts. In fact, it only feeds the conspiracy theories — I mean, that’s what THEY want you to think. That’s especially true of the Islamophobes, who immediately blamed Muslims for the whole thing — with no evidence whatsoever.
Lots of blogs and Twitter accounts declared that was proof of the decline, if not outright death, of Christianity, Western civilization and evverything that is right and good. What is ironic about this, I think, is that most of these people making such claims are hardcore Protestants, mostly Calvinists of one sort of another, who reject the Catholic church as a false Christianity, the whore of Babylone, and so forth. But suddenly this Catholic cathedral is the sacred symbol of Christianity being destroyed by the Mongol hordes.