I have never been religious, so to me religious things in general are only curiosities. But some products of religion (and other sources), such as this magnificent cathedral, I find immensely inspiring in a nameless way (preferring to let it remain nameless and unsullied by intellectual grafitti).
One consolation is in that there is a resolve to rebuild, which will give a large number of contemporary people the opportunity to re-experience the creation of an awe inspiring work.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”
– R. Buckminster Fuller