Moderation notice: please keep this thread is kept away from politics and religion.
It may seem odd, but this Church is the symbol (with the Eiffel Tower) of Paris even for non-believers. So we (count me in) are all affected.
This is not the right place to argue about who should pay. In any case, over $1billion has already been collected. The problem might not be money, but lack of skilled workers, and some really hard technical choices to make (wood frame? Steel? Concrete? Type of Spire?).
In any case, while it won't be open to public for a long time, the Old Lady is still here to stay. And it still looks beautiful despite its scars.