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At Mass yesterday, the pastor asked the congregation to e-mail their feelings about church bells since someone in the community feel they disturb the tranquillity of the area! I guess, in my opinion,
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What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 7:37 AM EDT
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At Mass yesterday, the pastor asked the congregation to e-mail their feelings about church bells since someone in the community feel they disturb the tranquillity of the area! I guess, in my opinion, that birds will be next since their songs aren't always pleasant as jays or crows.

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posted at 7/18/2011 8:45 AM EDT
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I love to hear the church bells tolling!!  When my oldest son was a wee little boy we had 2 churches the next block behind our house. He would stand on a chair in our bedroom so he could listen to them as they rang.  He would point to them and say "my bells mommy".  That same little boy has been in Heaven for 8 years now and every single time I hear church bells I say...."your bells David".  Innocent

Sadly, there are poopers at every party!! Frown

Add some Junebugs to the mix and there is an entire orchestra outside my house!! Laughing

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 10:05 AM EDT
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I love bells ring away they sound so nice to bad some people don't like them

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 10:43 AM EDT
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I feel like church bells are part of the idea of calling people to Christ.  It's a good sound, a great sound.

Don't drive fast and peel your wheels near MY house - lol lol

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 1:57 PM EDT
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i live in concord de and theres a church and about 6 houses and they play the bells  on sunday i love the sound of them .. every one that lives here does to its better hearing bells then gun shots like some people do

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 2:35 PM EDT
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Church bells - what a peaceful sound.  There are none close enough to our home at present but when we go to the closest larger town there are bells in several parts of town.
 We are fortunate to have an internationally recognized carillion in one of the parks.  Each year there is a week long festival with internationally famous carillioneers.  Many people come from all over just to hear them.
A pox upon those sourpusses who think of bells as anything but beautiful

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 4:44 PM EDT
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I'm sure that church was there before the party poopers moved in.  And besides, how often could the bells possibly ring?  Sounds like somebody has other issues and maybe needs to move lol.

We have a town about 20 miles from here that has at least a dozen large churches and several smaller ones within a five block area.  Maybe the poopers could move there lol.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 4:49 PM EDT
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I love church bells. There aren't any close to us but, when we go camping we hear
them every Sunday morning. We are up higher so we can see the little town and its
church steeple and hear the church bells. What an awesome sound!!!

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 4:49 PM EDT
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There is nothing more peaceful than Church bells! The Church bells in my Mother's and Grandma's hometown would play a hymn everynight at dinnertime - it was beautiful!!

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 5:24 PM EDT
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I love to hear the Church bells ringing.  Sweet music to my ears.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 6:12 PM EDT
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I love to hear church bells. We have them every day in our small town.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 8:17 PM EDT
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I have never lived close enough to a church that rang it's bells regularly.  But I can't imagine complaining
about the sound.  If I did want to hear them, I would not move into that area.  I certainly do not think they
should be silenced completely.  Some people will complain about anything and everything.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/18/2011 8:37 PM EDT
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I love to listen to the bells.  They soothe the mind and help to keep the mind on the good things in life.  Unfortunately, we used to play the bells at our church; but there were some neighbors that objected to them, and rather than make enemies of those people, the Pastor said they should not be rung.  Thankfully, there is another church about a mile from us, and we can still hear theirs, if the wind is blowing in the right direction and you listen very carefully.  God bless that church!!

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posted at 7/18/2011 10:16 PM EDT
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Our Church and another Church in town play the bells.  It is so nice.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/19/2011 4:15 AM EDT
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Where I grew up, the church bells rang not only for Sunday Mass, but daily at noon & 6:00 PM.  When I moved away, I really missed them. I have heard some beautiful sounding ones in my travels & do not know who would object to them.  I have heard some people hate wind chimes, maybe these people have what is called a tin ear & need ear plugs Sealed

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/19/2011 5:09 AM EDT
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I feel church bells ring out hymns to the Lord.  I love them and I feel especially at peace when I hear them.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/19/2011 6:48 AM EDT
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I like to hear the sound of church bells.  It's better than some other sounds.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/21/2011 7:34 AM EDT
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There is nothing more peaceful than Church bells! The Church bells in my Mother's and Grandma's hometown would play a hymn everynight at dinnertime - it was beautiful!!
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Sorry Cheryl. I really wasn't ignoring you. I appreciate your response. Most of the VBB community like/love church bells. I passed the comments on to the pastor of my church and hope they can help him deal with the complainer.

Re: What are your feelings about church bells?

posted at 7/21/2011 8:28 AM EDT
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The house my husband and I moved into is down the street from a church that rings it's bells often.  I don't hear them much anymore as it is one of the "daily sounds of life".  But I love the sound of the bells when they toll.  I find it a peaceful sound and one that reminds me that in this country we are free to worship as we please and we do not have to "hide" houses of worship.
The people that are complaining are like the ones that move near an airport then demand noise mitigation or people that move from the city to the country then complain about the farm down the road. (the animals smell or the fertilizer smells or the tractors drive too slow.) I think people like that are not happy and will find something to complain about no matter what.  Maybe they should step into the church, they may find the bells are a balm that will soothe their soul.

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