That the Notre Dame burned down because of stupid carelessness deepens the analogy. Westerners are throwing away their civilization because they can’t be bothered to care. It isn’t evil design. It’s stupid carelessness.
And no, it can’t be “rebuilt.” And the artwork can’t be xeroxed. 800-year-old timbers can’t be replaced with plastic. I’m kind of terrified people don’t understand that it can’t be rebuilt. A plastic replica can be shoved into a gaping wound where history and an incredible gift to us from the past used to be. But the feeling that inspired its creation no longer exists. Without that structure of feeling, the structure of the building is meaningless. We don’t know how to feel what its creators felt.
The whole point is that it offers a connection with the past. You can’t swap it for a newer, shinier version.
I highly recommend Borges’s “Pierre Menard, the Author of Don Quixote.” I don’t think anybody explained this better.