After a devastating fire ripped through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, one woman has claimed that the fact that a metal cross survived is proof for the existance of God.
The iconic 850-year-old Gothic landmark, and 'symbol of a country' lost its wooden roof and spire in the fire, however luckily its stone structure and two towers were saved by the 'courage and determination' of firefighters.
After an image of the aftermath of the fire was released, showing that the alter and cross remained untouched by the fire, Twitter users Kaylee Crain took to the social media site, and suggested it was evidence for the existence of God:
After all the aftermath and destruction of the Notre Dame fire, the alter and cross remained untouched. Please explain to me how you don’t believe in God after seeing this
However, she soon got schooled on melting points.
Ever heard of a little thing called science, Kaylee?
WOOD FIRE DOESN'T MELT GOLD BEAMS
— Dan Broadbent, but 6+ feet away (@Dan Broadbent, but 6+ feet away)
Many others echoed the 'science' sentiment.
@kayleecrain__ Those bricks are also untouched. I now believe in bricks. I am now convinced that bricks are my lord and saviour.
Ouch, it looks like maybe the famous Christian landmark isn't the only thing suffering from a serious burn.
The fire broke out in the cathedral on Monday afternoon, and is believed to have been caused by an accident during renovation works.
The tragedy has prompted an outpouring of grief, including a dedication from Alessandro Gisotti, head of the Vatican press office, on behalf of the Pope:
The pope is close to France, he is praying for French Catholics and for the people of Paris in face of the terrible fire which has ravaged Notre Dame cathedral.
Despite extreme damage, some priceless artefacts and artworks have survived the fire, including the Rose windows; the original Great Organ; and the Crown of Thorns, which some believe was placed on the head of Christ, reports CNN.