Four-and-a-half hours. Four-and-a-half fucking hours. Four-and-a-half fucking hours of continuous torturous deafening loud noise. How dare the selfish idiots inside the god-bothering money-box that is Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral make that noise for four-and-half relentless and hurtful hours.
On New Year’s Day that is exactly what they did. They ‘pealed’ their bells non-stop. Non-stop for four-and-a-half fucking hours.
Now, what their bells do, extremely loudly, is a repeating 2 second cascading noise. That’s the same awful noise just repeating over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over such that you hear it 30 times in a minute, 1,800 times every hour. Four-and-a-half hours means you’ve been subjected to a tuneless 2 second cascade 8,100 fucking times.
How on earth can this be normal behaviour? Well, of course, it’s not normal, is it? It’s the behaviour of scary god-botherers.
Is this the next stage up from ducking stools and wild accusation that unmarried women are witches?
The 2 second repeating cacophony is produced by 13 different bells (all of which have been given a human name!), most of which sound like they need a good tuning. Or the bell-ringers need to be replaced by people who are not completely deaf and know to pull the ropes in time. Or the bell-ringers need to know that just randomly making a noise for four-and-a-half hours is really really really not a good thing.
And why do they pick New Year’s Day?
New Year is not about god-bothering. Christmas is for all the god-bothering. How come they don’t make this horrible din for four-and-a-half hours on Christmas Day? Are they doing it on New Year’s Day as a bit of attention seeking?
The stupidity of it is that their published schedule and even their Facebook posts a few hours ahead, both said the torture would be occurring between 09:30 and 14:30, which is five fucking hours. They didn’t even know in advance exactly when they would be torturing everybody within four kilometres of their building. How can they be so incompetent and say 09:30 to 14:30, when it was actually not 09:30 to 14:30?
Instead, the four-and-a-half hour torture ran from 10:57 (Why not 11:00?) and stopped at 15:30. Well, mainly stopped at 15:30. A random sole bell carried on for a little while. It’s possible the fool pulling the bell rope didn’t notice the others had stopped. Or maybe I’m right about them being deaf, so he/she could hear the command to stop.
If I decided to put out a repeating 2 second cascading noise from loud speakers atop my house, I’d have the police and the local authorities on my case. Why aren’t they on the case of these god-bothering nutters?
Why are religious people always allowed to get away with abusing others?