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Priest Given Community Service for Ringing Church Bells [Poland]
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6/11 | Matthew Day

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 06/12/2012 6:39:26 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

I betcha that it was pretty SILENT when Hitler OWNED these Pollacks too.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 6:44:47 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: marshmallow

I’m sure it would irritate the hell out of me.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 6:45:02 AM PDT by shiva
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To: marshmallow

Church bells are pretty charming but every half hour all night long, not so much


4 posted on 06/12/2012 6:51:25 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: marshmallow

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 posted on 06/12/2012 6:51:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

5 times a day is way less than every 1/2 hr.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 6:59:53 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: marshmallow

Ringing Church bells IS a “community service”!

Keep on RINGINGGGGGGG!!!!

(perhaps you prefer the “call to prayer” 5 times a day, as in Detroit?)


7 posted on 06/12/2012 7:00:42 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

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.


8 posted on 06/12/2012 7:43:47 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: stuartcr

I’d rather listen to bells any day than the blare of Arabic over a loudspeaker!

Here’s a sample.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1haYj9Vyizw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN6wIKhVbnU&feature=related

Turn your speakers up nice and loud so you get the full effect.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: G Larry

Ringing church bells all nite is a community service? Community nuisance sure, but a service? What purpose does this service provide?


10 posted on 06/12/2012 7:51:40 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I don’t want to HAVE to listen to anything, church bells or prayers.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

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?


12 posted on 06/12/2012 8:00:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have no idea what your talking about, sorry.


13 posted on 06/12/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Muzzies need to learn what a watch is and learn how to use it.


14 posted on 06/12/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: marshmallow

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.


15 posted on 06/12/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Genetic testing of unborn babies: measuring the morality of our culture. (Wesley Smith)
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To: marshmallow

Barking dogs. They are eventually “Corrected” in my neighborhood.


16 posted on 06/12/2012 9:04:14 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: marshmallow

Community service? Is that not like sentencing a bear to taking care of his bodily functions in a sylvan setting?


17 posted on 06/12/2012 9:34:05 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: arthurus

Times have changed.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 12:04:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The ice cream truck brings the kids ringing with their songs, but the older people hate it.


20 posted on 06/12/2012 5:26:53 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Tax-chick

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


21 posted on 06/14/2012 2:18:28 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

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!


22 posted on 06/14/2012 5:49:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Your shipment of failure to take a nap has arrived. It's whiny.)
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