In Breda, Netherlands, there is a grand old church dating from the 15th century. Here are buried the ancestors of the first king of the Netherlands, William of Orange. His first wife and child are also buried here. But most of the ornamentation that once graced the old church is gone. It was looted by the solders of Napoleon who used it as a barracks. They showed no reverence for a house dedicated to God.
While we may rightly think that places are not holy and only people are holy,
we still ought to show a certain respect for any place dedicated to the worship
of the Creator.