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(NYPost)   Living next to a church must be great. All those wonderful, god-fearing people around. Very peaceful and happy, right?   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2018-01-13 08:04:59 AM  
FTFA: "She says bong songs make it hard for her to sleep."

Why doesn't she like "Smoke on the Water"?
 
2018-01-13 08:27:18 AM  
Church Militant.
 
2018-01-13 09:06:11 AM  
ass boyle
Youtube tCyWoI-5xHI
 
2018-01-13 10:01:18 AM  
Point your own loudspeaker at the church and play the call to prayer five times a day.
 
2018-01-13 11:01:16 AM  
I'd probably buy a gun just to use those speakers as target practice.
 
2018-01-13 11:01:34 AM  
Say what you will about them, vikings certainly knew how to take care of church problems.
 
2018-01-13 11:04:12 AM  
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2018-01-13 11:04:32 AM  
What kinda jerk thinks it's ok to play loud music outside at 6am?
 
2018-01-13 11:06:15 AM  
6 am, what a self righteous prick. This asshat wants to force his community to awaken to his exhortation to his god. fark that dude.
 
2018-01-13 11:08:18 AM  
what a wretch.
 
2018-01-13 11:09:00 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: what a wretch.


I'm not sure he's saved though.
 
2018-01-13 11:09:05 AM  

nquadroa: What kinda jerk thinks it's ok to play loud music outside at 6am?


People who think the universe was created with them in mind
 
2018-01-13 11:09:11 AM  
The church is being a dick.  There are lots of churches here that ring the hours, but seriously mute the volume during non regular hours
 
2018-01-13 11:09:35 AM  
There's this beautiful little stone chapel about a half mile from me.  They don't seem to actually have a congregation, they have no parking lot, I never see people entering or leaving the building.  Yet, on summer's days I can hear electronic bell music blaring through the woods.

It's crap music.  Nothing lovely about it, it's like the muzak version of church bells.  I sometimes think about walking over and asking them to turn it off.  I sometimes think about playing some AC/DC at the same volume and seeing how long it would take for the police to show up at my door.

/I don't really listen to AC/DC anymore.
//They were kind of big in high school
///I might wander by Youtube and listen to a song or two now.
////Stop judging me!
 
2018-01-13 11:12:42 AM  
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2018-01-13 11:13:05 AM  
The Shintos don't come here shattering sheet glass in the shiathouse...
 
2018-01-13 11:13:23 AM  

nquadroa: What kinda jerk thinks it's ok to play loud music outside at 6am?


Christians, apparently.
 
2018-01-13 11:14:04 AM  
CSB

We had devo Junior at the grandparents one night while we got a night a sleep during first year. It was a Friday night and the Church next door had the alarm go off three times. Someone would show up after 30 minutes and reset it and leave. (*&*(& Shiathole.
 
2018-01-13 11:14:23 AM  
I'd rather live next to a strip club. At least they pay their property taxes, and also provide the valuable service of making it easier to find drugs.
 
2018-01-13 11:15:30 AM  

gilatrout: The church is being a dick.  There are lots of churches here that ring the hours, but seriously mute the volume during non regular hours


Especially since it's described as an electronic system, and should have a "quiet hours" function to silence them completely.
 
2018-01-13 11:15:38 AM  
Play your silly bells, but turn that shiat down. Jesus Christ, is it really that difficult?
 
2018-01-13 11:16:57 AM  
Monty Python - Bells (atheist,agnostic)
Youtube lBBlRB1HH2g
 
2018-01-13 11:18:14 AM  

RJReves: FTFA: "She says bong songs make it hard for her to sleep."

Why doesn't she like "Smoke on the Water"?


Whew, I'm glad this was covered early. I couldn't finish the article.

I fall asleep to the bong song setting on my sleep machine every night. It doesn't bother me. Some times I wake up to it!
 
2018-01-13 11:18:20 AM  
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I'd borrow this from Doc Brown and introduce them to Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss album.

I say fine them until the learn to keep it to a reasonable volume
 
2018-01-13 11:20:42 AM  
why do they feel the need to play tunes or announce the time at all ?

maybe once on sunday or whatever as a hey church is starting but every day ?
 
2018-01-13 11:25:55 AM  

kindms: why do they feel the need to play tunes or announce the time at all ?

maybe once on sunday or whatever as a hey church is starting but every day ?


The tradition started back in the olden days when an accurate clock would set you back 2 years salary & nobody but the super rich (and churches) could afford them. The church bells kept the whole town on time.
 
2018-01-13 11:26:29 AM  

Smoking GNU: I'd probably buy a gun just to use those speakers as target practice.


Nah.

Go for the amplifier.
 
2018-01-13 11:27:41 AM  

Ker_Thwap: There's this beautiful little stone chapel about a half mile from me.  They don't seem to actually have a congregation, they have no parking lot, I never see people entering or leaving the building.  Yet, on summer's days I can hear electronic bell music blaring through the woods.

It's crap music.  Nothing lovely about it, it's like the muzak version of church bells.  I sometimes think about walking over and asking them to turn it off.  I sometimes think about playing some AC/DC at the same volume and seeing how long it would take for the police to show up at my door.

/I don't really listen to AC/DC anymore.
//They were kind of big in high school
///I might wander by Youtube and listen to a song or two now.
////Stop judging me!


I'd rather blasting AC/DC than stupid church bells.
 
2018-01-13 11:32:55 AM  
Pfft.  Churches don't need extra large PA systems or loud music to be bad neighbors.

I lived in a converted parsonage for 9 years, adjoining both the church and its parking lot.  Every weekend, there's overly noisy kids running around all over the lawn, my porch, my front steps, sometimes banging on or throwing things at your doors and windows (and, in one case, literally climbing on my roof), leaving trash all over the lawn, having literal mini-tailgating parties after services, complete with noise and music and more animal-attracting garbage right in the parking lot.  It's almost like there was a contest about how obnoxious they could possibly be, trying to one-up each other.  I'm not kidding about the garbage, either.  That place was invaded by rats and in one case an opossum - both pregnant or mothers - due to all the stuff left around if I wasn't home to go clean it up.  I dunno why there were no raccoons.  Maybe the groundhogs scared 'em away; they were pretty territorial.

And yet, all that the church board was concerned about was anything I might do to upset the parishoners.  Like have perfectly ordinary and clean porch furniture.  Or throw out something that sticks up out of the perpetually-over-full dumpster because of all the trash the parishoners dump there (I swear they brought garbage from home every week) and because they were too cheap to have it emptied every week.  And yet every time they found something weird (furniture, a possibly-infectious mattress), they always, always asked if I was the one who threw it out, and acted like they didn't believe me when I told them I saw their parishoners putting it there.

Never have a church for a landlord.  Yikes.
 
2018-01-13 11:37:39 AM  
That's a lot of sheriffs that are nearby.
 
2018-01-13 11:39:17 AM  

TheSubjunctive: The Shintos don't come here shattering sheet glass in the shiathouse...


Don't you go practicing your alliteration on me.....
 
2018-01-13 11:39:20 AM  

Smoking GNU: I'd probably buy a gun just to use those speakers as target practice.


They're shooting at the speakers...

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2018-01-13 11:44:26 AM  
Hahahaha ...
 
2018-01-13 11:46:42 AM  
Why do they hate God?
 
2018-01-13 11:47:45 AM  

TheOtherGuy: Pfft.  Churches don't need extra large PA systems or loud music to be bad neighbors.

I lived in a converted parsonage for 9 years, adjoining both the church and its parking lot.  Every weekend, there's overly noisy kids running around all over the lawn, my porch, my front steps, sometimes banging on or throwing things at your doors and windows (and, in one case, literally climbing on my roof), leaving trash all over the lawn, having literal mini-tailgating parties after services, complete with noise and music and more animal-attracting garbage right in the parking lot.  It's almost like there was a contest about how obnoxious they could possibly be, trying to one-up each other.  I'm not kidding about the garbage, either.  That place was invaded by rats and in one case an opossum - both pregnant or mothers - due to all the stuff left around if I wasn't home to go clean it up.  I dunno why there were no raccoons.  Maybe the groundhogs scared 'em away; they were pretty territorial.

And yet, all that the church board was concerned about was anything I might do to upset the parishoners.  Like have perfectly ordinary and clean porch furniture.  Or throw out something that sticks up out of the perpetually-over-full dumpster because of all the trash the parishoners dump there (I swear they brought garbage from home every week) and because they were too cheap to have it emptied every week.  And yet every time they found something weird (furniture, a possibly-infectious mattress), they always, always asked if I was the one who threw it out, and acted like they didn't believe me when I told them I saw their parishoners putting it there.

Never have a church for a landlord.  Yikes.


Amen to that.   Rented a parsonage from a church for a year temp job.   Worst landlords I ever had.   No concept of thier responsibilities to a renter.   Oblivious AND nosey at the same time.
 
2018-01-13 11:49:24 AM  
Meh,

I have 7 properties that border my property. Two of them are a church (rarely used, bell rings only at 8:45 on Sunday or a major funeral) and a cemetery. Of the other five, four of them the houses are 200 to 400 yds away.

Granted i live in a tiny rural town, so on Sunday mornings i think there are maybe 10 cars there....
 
2018-01-13 11:52:00 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: I'd rather blasting AC/DC than stupid church bells.


There you go.  Mid-service.  Open up and play "Hells Bells" with every speaker you can beg borrow or steal pointed right at the church.
 
2018-01-13 11:53:26 AM  
I can't read this story, there's something about 'glitter boobs' below it and ...wait what was I doing again?
 
2018-01-13 11:54:23 AM  

ar393: Meh,

I have 7 properties that border my property. Two of them are a church (rarely used, bell rings only at 8:45 on Sunday or a major funeral) and a cemetery. Of the other five, four of them the houses are 200 to 400 yds away.

Granted i live in a tiny rural town, so on Sunday mornings i think there are maybe 10 cars there....


Nagmaal op Nauchas.
 
2018-01-13 11:54:54 AM  
The church and school next door to us isn't too noisy--sounds of children playing at recess, mostly. Of course the traditional helicopter rides at Easter are pretty farking loud, but He is risen right over my house every year.

They are also terrible drivers (thanks for all the traffic, you dipshiats) and they cut our wire field fence and neither told us nor repaired it themselves (to be fair, the church isn't actually next door, it's the pastor's house--his kids probably got their ATVs stuck in the fence or something).
 
2018-01-13 11:56:04 AM  

kindms: why do they feel the need to play tunes or announce the time at all ?

maybe once on sunday or whatever as a hey church is starting but every day ?


It's a Catholic Church in a very Catholic area so they have mass several times a day. Still doesn't explain why the bells have to go off 25 times a day, unless there is a part of the mass that needs them, not just the call to mass.

Bells around here only ring for special services (holidays, weddings, funerals, etc) and at noon.
 
2018-01-13 11:56:58 AM  

Terminal Accessory: TheOtherGuy: Pfft.  Churches don't need extra large PA systems or loud music to be bad neighbors.

I lived in a converted parsonage for 9 years, adjoining both the church and its parking lot.  Every weekend, there's overly noisy kids running around all over the lawn, my porch, my front steps, sometimes banging on or throwing things at your doors and windows (and, in one case, literally climbing on my roof), leaving trash all over the lawn, having literal mini-tailgating parties after services, complete with noise and music and more animal-attracting garbage right in the parking lot.  It's almost like there was a contest about how obnoxious they could possibly be, trying to one-up each other.  I'm not kidding about the garbage, either.  That place was invaded by rats and in one case an opossum - both pregnant or mothers - due to all the stuff left around if I wasn't home to go clean it up.  I dunno why there were no raccoons.  Maybe the groundhogs scared 'em away; they were pretty territorial.

And yet, all that the church board was concerned about was anything I might do to upset the parishoners.  Like have perfectly ordinary and clean porch furniture.  Or throw out something that sticks up out of the perpetually-over-full dumpster because of all the trash the parishoners dump there (I swear they brought garbage from home every week) and because they were too cheap to have it emptied every week.  And yet every time they found something weird (furniture, a possibly-infectious mattress), they always, always asked if I was the one who threw it out, and acted like they didn't believe me when I told them I saw their parishoners putting it there.

Never have a church for a landlord.  Yikes.

Amen to that.   Rented a parsonage from a church for a year temp job.   Worst landlords I ever had.   No concept of thier responsibilities to a renter.   Oblivious AND nosey at the same time.


They just expect you to pay for repairs and such, you know, as a gift to the church!  Either that or they expect you to pray away any problems you might have with the rental unit.
 
2018-01-13 11:57:59 AM  

nquadroa: What kinda jerk thinks it's ok to play loud music outside at 6am?


Probably the same jerks that think it's ok to pick up their co-worker from an apartment at 5am by honking repeatedly until he emerges.  Every day.
 
2018-01-13 11:58:14 AM  
What an Amazing Grace might look like

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2018-01-13 12:00:23 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Pfft.  Churches don't need extra large PA systems or loud music to be bad neighbors.


I lived a few years in a house right next door to the church my dad joined, and got into ministry work after he quit drinking.  Most of the time it wasn't bad, at least they weren't our landlords.  Only real problem was how they looked down on us for living in a 'dark' neighborhood.  The congregation didn't live too nearby, they did at one time, but moved away to 'whiter' areas, and eventually moved to a new church building, we didn't follow them.  The worst was some of the church women made a point to express their displeasure that my lil bro would have his friend from across the street play in our house, because the kid was from the darkest family I ever met.  Wonderful people, the family across the road, not the bigots who moved away.  The old church building was sold to a 'black' church.  One of the things my dad handled right, told those old women to shove their bigotry somewhere else.
 
2018-01-13 12:00:45 PM  
I live in a church, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2018-01-13 12:01:47 PM  
part of the issue I have with church and while I never live close to one if i can help it is a bunch of them think that they don't have to follow any local rules.

Some seem to think that separation of church and state  means that any church land is example form any local rules and laws.

They seem to think that they don't have to follow local zoning laws/safety or any other stuff.

There a church bout 15 miles form me that been fined so many times its not funny.  Everything from Noise Ordinance for things like what this church is doing to thinking they don't have to get permits or follow any building codes for adding/redoing the church.  They have even had members arrested for child abuse that only happened at the church. They seem to think if the didn't abuse the kids at home and only did it at church they where breaking no laws.
 
2018-01-13 12:02:03 PM  
One person complained and it's news? wtf?
 
2018-01-13 12:02:14 PM  
Since this comes from the New York Compost, I now doubt the existence of churches, Albuquerque and "Amazing Grace."
 
2018-01-13 12:02:22 PM  
aren't churches places where sinners congregate?  why would you want to be near such an establishment where bad people go?

contrary to a prison, you think if they break out they are hanging around?  gonna buy a house in the neighborhood?

/shamelessly bitten from someone else
 
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