Don't get me started. It irks me everytime my quarterly rates bill arrives and I see the Christchurch cathedral earthquake rebuild levy - which I and every other ratepayer in Christchurch must pay for the next 10 years, to rebuild a building that arguably few people wanted rebuilt (at least in its current form).
The Anglican Church wanted to demolish the Cathedral and were sued to stop this happening. If there's any religion to blame for your shouldering of the costs, it's the religions of nostalgia and heritage building preservation.
They also wanted to rebuild a cathedral which was an architectural hideosity. The plans selected as "best of three" by the Anglican church looked like something "modern" designed for Salt Lake City in 1950 something. I can't find drawings on the net.