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Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
#853026 added July 1, 2015 at 9:53pm
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Last Burned Church Blog for a While, I Hope
According to CBS, reporting that their information was from government statistics, there are 31 fires in faith related buildings every week in the USA, and 16% are arson. This includes some funeral homes. No records are kept of ethnicity or race. So, what seemed like an outbreak was probably not as significant as it seemed. However, three are considered arson, and another remains under investigation. Of the 7 churches, in question, one no longer housed a congregation. The FBI denies finding evidence of hate crime or terrorism. I hope this is accurate. It makes me wonder, though, what is causing all those fires? A visiting friend asked, laughing, “Is that because so much of the work is done by volunteers?” It also makes me wonder, if there are that many church fires, why have I seen so few? I know the church of my childhood was burned, some time after the congregation abandoned it to move into a new, much larger building. I think that is about all I’ve known. Is it comforting to learn this information? I think churches need to meet fire codes like hospitals and schools. I bet some do get regular fire inspections, just to be on the safe side. I wonder if they are required anywhere. It is amazing where the mind can go. I think I’ve gone as far as I want today. I hope to have a new topic tomorrow.

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