Skip to comments.Priest Given Community Service for Ringing Church Bells [Poland]
Posted on 06/12/2012 6:39:20 AM PDT by marshmallow
A parish priest has been sentenced to 30 hours community service for disturbing parishioners with his church bells.
Locals living near the church in the Polish town of Lewin said they has been plagued by the bells since 2009 when Father Andrzej Wrobel installed an automatic system that rang the bells every hour and half-hour through the night, and could also play hymns as dawn broke.
"The noise was so loud you couldn't sleep," one Lewin resident told Polish radio, while another said the bells frightened children and made dogs howl.
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I betcha that it was pretty SILENT when Hitler OWNED these Pollacks too.
I’m sure it would irritate the hell out of me.
Church bells are pretty charming but every half hour all night long, not so much
When the Muzzies move in and set up shop their call to pray over loudspeakers in the muzzeins five times a day (not including holidays) will be even more irritating! And the establishment won’t do a thing to them no matter how much the people in the town complain.
5 times a day is way less than every 1/2 hr.
Ringing Church bells IS a “community service”!
Keep on RINGINGGGGGGG!!!!
(perhaps you prefer the “call to prayer” 5 times a day, as in Detroit?)
Ringing church bells or causing any other loud noise thoughout the night and day is NOT community service or a sign of Christianity.
A local town used to (and maybe will again) broadcast loud bells and seasonal songs over loudspeakers .I call it distrubing the peace to make noise just for the sake of making noise.Church bells or songs or loud mufflers or rap “music” or jack hammers are all annoying and ruin the rest of the shift worker,the little child’s nap ,the elderly or ill person .
Islam should have never been permitted access to these shores as it is a dangerous death cult.Every mosque built in the U.S. is a sign of our national weakness.
I’d rather listen to bells any day than the blare of Arabic over a loudspeaker!
Turn your speakers up nice and loud so you get the full effect.
Ringing church bells all nite is a community service? Community nuisance sure, but a service? What purpose does this service provide?
I don’t want to HAVE to listen to anything, church bells or prayers.
How about that hoopdiemobile filled with Amish going down the street by your house pounding rap songs throwing out the bass from its massive speaker system that rattles your internal organs while you are inside your residence?
I have no idea what your talking about, sorry.
The Muzzies need to learn what a watch is and learn how to use it.
Most of the comments on this thread are very strange. It’s as if people think that because many other loud noises when you are trying to sleep are also annoying, this person’s church bells every half hour all night are NOT annoying. That’s just nuts.
All loud noises imposed on the public are annoying. Those which can be avoided, should be, with limited exceptions: church bells, for example, at a reasonable hour on Sunday mornings and on religious holidays. Tornado sirens at the appropriate time. Fireworks on July 4.
Barking dogs. They are eventually “Corrected” in my neighborhood.
Community service? Is that not like sentencing a bear to taking care of his bodily functions in a sylvan setting?
Muezzins these days must be a much weaker stock than in ages past. When I was small in Istanbul,60 years ago, I remember that the muezzin’s unamplified call was as perceptible as any amplified call could be.
Times have changed.
The ice cream truck brings the kids ringing with their songs, but the older people hate it.
I agree — every half-hour in the night is kind of nuts. A parish near me has got bells that ring in the night, but the tone is much, much lower and it is only once an hour. you can hear a soft, peaceful nocturne at 11 pm while at 11 am it is a more powerful peal
There’s a clock tower about a mile from us, which we can hear when the wind is right. Its bell is turned off between midnight and 7:00 a.m. And the Baptist church just up the street only plays hymns on its electronic carillon on Sundays after 10:00. We probably have a noise-reduction ordinance in the city!