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We have like a 9pm curfew here:

My preferred approach to dealing with the boredom/stress caused by the virus is to have a beer in the evening and get the karaoke out for a few hours... not every night but 3 or 4 times a week I guess.

However, I am now being asked to shut up at 8pm each night so a couple of the neighbours can conduct a mini mass (rosary I believe) from the local Chapel... their broadcast probably reaches about 50 people out of the 3,000 or so residents in this barangay... we can hear it because we live close to the Chapel.

 

When I was chastised about this, I asked my wife:

Why they needed to pray in the evening - they're sitting around all day with nothing to do when it is quiet - why don't they pray in the morning or afternoon?

And who said we needed a daily prayer session?

All a bit doom and gloom isn't it - thought the idea was we all try to stay positive and relax a little?

 

Just wondered what the general consensus here was?

 

 

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Paddy

No matter the rights and wrongs of the situation, I think you are unlikely to “win”. Even if you did it would likely be a Pyrrhic victory. 
 

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Salty Dog
1 hour ago, JohnSurrey said:

why they needed to pray in the evening - they're sitting around all day with nothing to do when it is quiet - why don't they pray in the morning or afternoon?

The same could be said about your karaoke...:biggrin_01:

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JohnSurrey
1 hour ago, Salty Dog said:

The same could be said about your karaoke...:biggrin_01:

I thought that myself but I prefer a beer in the evening ... makes me feel sleepy during the day :D

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to_dave007
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I'm not taking sides..  but I have to admit this is the very FIRST time I've ever heard that a foreigner wants karaoke and a Pinoy wants to shut it down.

I think most Pinoy say "Karaoke is my culture. It's in my blood.  How dare you ask me to shut it down?".  

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lamoe
3 hours ago, JohnSurrey said:

We have like a 9pm curfew here:

My preferred approach to dealing with the boredom/stress caused by the virus is to have a beer in the evening and get the karaoke out for a few hours... not every night but 3 or 4 times a week I guess.

However, I am now being asked to shut up at 8pm each night so a couple of the neighbours can conduct a mini mass (rosary I believe) from the local Chapel... their broadcast probably reaches about 50 people out of the 3,000 or so residents in this barangay... we can hear it because we live close to the Chapel.

 

When I was chastised about this, I asked my wife:

Why they needed to pray in the evening - they're sitting around all day with nothing to do when it is quiet - why don't they pray in the morning or afternoon?

And who said we needed a daily prayer session?

All a bit doom and gloom isn't it - thought the idea was we all try to stay positive and relax a little?

 

Just wondered what the general consensus here was?

 

 

Use a headset and have at it - unless you have to have it so the windows rattle - not yours the neighbors down the street.

 

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JohnSurrey
30 minutes ago, to_dave007 said:

I'm not taking sides..  but I have to admit this is the very FIRST time I've ever heard that a foreigner wants karaoke and a Pinoy wants to shut it down.

I think most Pinoy say "Karaoke is my culture. It's in my blood.  How dare you ask me to shut it down?".  

Exactly - Sacrosanct (had to check the spelling) !

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to_dave007
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1 minute ago, JohnSurrey said:

Exactly - Sacrosanct (had to check the spelling) !

Of course evening mass to pray for deliverance from the coming Godless zombie hoard is in their blood too.

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JohnSurrey
2 hours ago, Paddy said:

No matter the rights and wrongs of the situation, I think you are unlikely to “win”. Even if you did it would likely be a Pyrrhic victory. 
 

I'm not going to win... my wife is religious so it's like I'm committing a mortal sin - I'm ok with the religion but I just think it's the wrong approach at this time... even more so when they start telling us the virus is God's punishment because no one in the world is praying anymore.

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rfm010

The virus is god's punishment for karaoke.   Dont nobody be saying that no one prays any more-- i for one pray for the demise of karaoke.

unless bagpipes are somehow involved, in which case sing it loud and proud.

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mikecon3

Spock: "Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"

Capt. Kirk: "Or the one"

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Dafey
17 hours ago, JohnSurrey said:

their broadcast probably reaches about 50 people out of the 3,000 or so residents in this barangay... we can hear it because we live close to the Chapel.

Very Similar here too. My question is, "if they are praying to God why do they need to amplify it? God should be able to hear them without a megaphone"

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Paddy
Posted (edited)
27 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Very Similar here too. My question is, "if they are praying to God why do they need to amplify it? God should be able to hear them without a megaphone"

Psalm 47:1

Clap your hands all ye people; Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 
 

Psalm 100:1

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

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Dafey

Lamentations 3:26

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord

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Paddy

Oh and just in case you thought it was OK to whisper...

Romans 1:29

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers

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lamoe

In Inabanga the church starts at 4:30 with the loud speakers (1 Km away) to call people to services

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Paddy
2 minutes ago, lamoe said:

In Inabanga the church starts at 4:30 with the loud speakers (1 Km away) to call people to services

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When the words of the bible were penned, there were no windows to rattle 😀

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Dafey

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity

2 outa 10 ain't bad!

23 minutes ago, Paddy said:

When the words of the bible were penned, there were no windows to rattle 😀

They also didn't have loudspeakers pointed at my house

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Paddy
12 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity

2 outa 10 ain't bad!

They also didn't have loudspeakers pointed at my house

I have to say that it’s tough to find a reference to loud speakers in the bible. However, often the presence of God is announced by very loud trumpets! 😀

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lamoe
12 minutes ago, Paddy said:

When the words of the bible were penned, there were no windows to rattle 😀

Actually there were - before glass was used  - paper / wooden shutters / animal skins / cloth / etc. - Romans had glass windows starting in the 1st century  :rolleyes:

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Salty Dog

What part of no religion on the open forum do you guys not get...:rolleyes:

Yea I know the OP was about a local prayer meeting, but it's gotten away from that now.

 

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Dafey

Forgive us...

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Salty Dog
32 minutes ago, Dafey said:

Forgive us...

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Salty Dog

My Scottish neighbor was in his garden this morning playing the bagpipes.

I said, 'Do you do requests?' He replied, 'I sure do.'

'Great,' I said. 'Can you shut the hell up?'

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