For Whom The Bell Tolls

A church in Manayunk, a neighborhood in the northwestern section of the city of Philadelphia PA, has had a complaint filed against it because its bell is too loud. The church that has been there for longer than any of the residents has a huge bell that tolls during the day. Someone complained that the church is violating noise laws for the town.

Christians became enraged at the thought of the church being told to stop ringing its bell and threatened violence if the city goes through with the process of fining the church. Army Generals complained about the Christians and their violence and how it might increase the danger to US troops serving overseas. Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Hillary Clinton all weighed in asking the town not to take further action that could inflame Christians and INTERPOL has issued a global warning to 188 member countries that violence against innocent people is likely to increase if the church is sanctioned.

OK, the last paragraph is complete nonsense. Those actions were in response to a Florida pastor’s plans to burn the Koran and the anticipated (and threatened) violence from the Islamic adherents to the religion of peace.

In reality, the church has toned down the bell over the years by reducing the number of times and frequency that it is rung and is looking at ways to reduce its sound level. It will be interesting to see how this plays out because churches are not mentioned in the list of noise producers covered or excluded and it has been there for around a century, long before noise restrictions were enacted (and long before the people who enacted them were born).

I wonder why a person would move to where a church bell makes loud noise and then complain about it.

In any event, it will be interesting to see how this plays out because there is a favored religion (cult) in this country that has very noisy calls to prayer five times a day. Muslim Mosques do not care about noise when they have the call to prayer (something Obama described as one of the most beautiful sounds) and though there is no mosque mentioned in the town one has to wonder if the town would have gone after a mosque for noise violations and if the Muslims would have felt disrespected and started making threats and participating in violent acts.

Look at how the Muslim world got its collective sheets in an uproar over some unknown pastor and his plan to burn Korans at his small church. There were protests around the world and threats to do harm to our soldiers (I would relax the rules of engagement and eliminate that threat) and this is not the first time.

Now we even have the Imam of the Ground Zero Mosque saying that they have to build the mosque there now or there will be violence. More threats.

This will happen more and more as Islamic groups demand things and then threats are made when they do not get their way. Every time we give in or they get their way after a threat then we will be a little weaker.

Fortunately, it looks like the pastor called off the Koran burning and did it in a manner that looks like a mutual agreement.

Now let’s see what happens from here.

Sources:
INTERPOL
ABC News
Westboro Baptist will do it

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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2 Responses to “For Whom The Bell Tolls”

  1. “Fortunately, it looks like the pastor called off the Koran burning and did it in a manner that looks like a mutual agreement.”

    He was conned — and we’re being conned.

    Check the news feeds.

  2. Blake says:

    BD- you wonder why people would move to a place where church bells are rung, and then complain about them?
    Please- that is how people are, illogical- as a home builder, I used to hear how people just LOVED the piney woods area here, and then when they moved here, the first thing they would do was cut down all the pine trees on their property- because pine trees are worth money.
    Illogical.
    Personally, I think they could recycle korans, and get paper bags for our groceries out of the deal.