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"In der Gegenwart, wo eine Armbanduhr zur persönlichen Grundausstattung zählt, hat das Glockenläuten jede nützliche Funktion eingebüßt.
Ebenso ist das laute Schlagen von Turmuhren in einem paradoxen Sinn anachronistisch geworden: zeitwidrig."

Dr. Joachim Kahl (Philosoph und Autor)
Dr. Joachim Kahl (Philosoph und Autor)
The Bells! The Bells!  
10. Februar 2006
Quelle: Xenophobe's guide to the Swiss by Paul Bilton

"...The church holds greater sway in Switzerland than in many modern societies.
This is witnessed by bell-ringing which the tourists find so charming but which many prematurely deaf Swiss living within earshot find rather less appealing.

Bells start clanging at all times of the day and night - to tell the farmers it is time for lunch, to tell the farmers it is time to work again; on Saturdays to remind the faithful that tomorrow is Sunday and on Sundays to tell them 'today's the day'..."


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