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Re: Church bell

Traditions aside I strongly believe that ringing bells all night long every hour or 15 minutes shows deep disrespect to working people supporting your medieval charade with their hard earned taxes.
If you are member of clergy bureaucracy living on other's charity, at least be humble and let your benefactors rest at night.
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Old 02.12.2020, 12:40
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Re: Church bell

With today's technology, you'd think it would be possible to stop the church bells from chiming but set up an app via Amazon Alexa, Google Home etc so those people that wanted the chimes all day and night could have recorded bell chiming through their app by their bed or in their living room etc.

You could set the volume level yourself and you could get your phone to play the bells too so you could have comfort in them when out and about.

Perhaps you could choose which church to have the recording from?

As the app would effectively end the ringing of church bells in local areas, perhaps it could be called 'Bell-end.' or something equally catchy.

Not that I'm against the real bells myself - I used to live opposite a church but it was a pain during conference calls despite triple-glazed windows.
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Old 02.12.2020, 15:25
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It’s quite simple, stop it between 21:00 to 08:00am .... I’m awake already because the church wakes up everyone at 06:00 ...

It doesn’t make any sense it...
Can you please film yourself when you go to the Gemeinde to make your complaint? Or rather, the response of the staff there? We could all do with some cheering up.

Teasing aside, regularly occurring noise is one of those things that the mind can deal with if you are of otherwise reasonably sound mind. If you are already struggling with your mental health, it will become the lightning rod of your problems.

I live in the flight path of Zurich airport but sleep with the window open most of the time. The planes don't bother me but then I chose for them not to bother me. Therefore, my brain does not listen out for the sound. If I HAD chosen to have them bother me, I would not only hear the planes more, but also start evaluating any engine noise for "is that another freaking plane?!". The mind is a funny thing...

Unpredictable, acute noise is a different matter, especially if it's noises that are usually connected to someone being in distress and prompt an evolutionary response that turns even the most chill homo sapiens into a cave person again.
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Can you please film yourself when you go to the Gemeinde to make your complaint? Or rather, the response of the staff there? We could all do with some cheering up.

Someone did it. Albeit, not in Zug but Genève


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Re: Church bell

"Switzerland’s English-language forum even has a thread called ‘Damn church bells’, which publishes complaints from bell-haters."

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Traditions aside I strongly believe that ringing bells all night long every hour or 15 minutes shows deep disrespect to working people supporting your medieval charade with their hard earned taxes.
If you are member of clergy bureaucracy living on other's charity, at least be humble and let your benefactors rest at night.



I am not religious- and yes, we did suggest to neighbours and also the Council, that the Church bells near our apartment in the lovely small market town where we live when in UK, should stop between 10pm and 7am- we were put very firmly in our place- and we have come to accept this as part of the charm of a small market town- with the small independent shops and boutiques, cafés and restaurants. We actually look forward to it, bells and all- including the hour and 30 mins of bell ringing on Monday evening. And yes, you get used to it, much more so than planes, cops and ambulances, and rowdy drunks. And we were told to move away if we didn't like it. Same here if we complained about tractors or cow bells, and the occasional muck spreading.
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Re: Church bell

A while back the church tower near me was undergoing renovation and there was no bell ringing for about a year. It was bliss, pure bliss. I'm sure God would prefer it that way. We could still hear the more distant church bells and I can understand how people might find that charming. Where I live it's like a Tom and Jerry cartoon where one of them gets a giant bell over them and the other one strikes it. Imagine two or three times per day someone parks their car outside your house and beeps the car horn for 5 minutes at a time. It wouldn't last long, would it. If the bells were less loud so that we didn't have to go inside, close the doors and windows and/or wear ear protection then I wouldn't have a problem. The loudness probably exceeds what would be acceptable in the workplace.



I've noticed during my time here that a lot of the Swiss speak unnecessarily loudly. I wondered if it was a genetic deafness but now I wonder if it's long term exposure to church bells.
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