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Church bells and Azaan

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Submitted by V Kothari (United Kingdom), Jul 27, 2008 at 19:31

Mr Khwaja makes a very valid point.
I come from a multireligious society, where most religions try to outdo each other. It may be the noise or the processions, or the displays at religious occasions, religious processions and so on and so forth.
While they observe their religious practices, they not only cause noise pollution but actual traffic jams.

Collective celebrations of religion or religious events have been going on for a long time especially in places where multiple religions are practised.
How can we suggest to them that they should celebrate their religion indoors to their heart's content, but refrain from bringing it out onto the street?

The human race will practice various religions, and will continue to drive their individuals up the wall with their noisy practices, some of them will try to convert others, fight wars in the name of religion.

I sometimes wonder what good has been brought into this world by the different religions who profess loyalty to different Gods, anything apart from misery and wars. And all this in the absence of even an iota of evidence as to the existence of the all powerful, merciful and considerate God.

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