Priest fined for early morning bell-ringing | Reuters.com Obviously, they've never been to India, where the azan ringing out at 5:00 am over megaphones is routine, where any religious festival of whatever community results mostly in a lost of noise. [Just the other day, the neighbors across the street had a satsang -- they're followers of the Hare Krishna sect -- and the chants of "Hare Rama, Hare Krishna" blared away into the night. We all grimaced, bitched a bit, and then shrugged. Religion is in the air, in India.
I don't mind, personally. The West seems a bit, oh, how shall one put it, anti-septic and lifeless in these regards?