posted on May, 8 2016 @ 07:14 AM
a reply to: babloyi
It may be more than just the azan. Some of these places blast the prayers and sermons over external speakers too. Like a charity car wash, only the
music is not so good.
I feel for the OP. I don't live in Indonesia but it's the same all over multicultural Asia. Religious display, competition and provocation in the form
of loud, inconvenience-causing festivals and processions are an old tactic; in fact, one such confrontation forms an important part of the action in
E.M. Forster's A Passage to India.
The colonial authorities in Forster's time never had to deal with modern 'sound reinforcement technology'. Back when I was a baby dinosaur the
signature sounds of the different faiths were pleasant to the ear: the muezzin called from his minaret with cries of great beauty, the Buddhist monks'
chanting was a pleasant hum on the night air, and in the church and the Hindu temple they rang the bells. They still do the same, but now they do it
over kilowatt PA systems.
And yes, they are
doing it to annoy. And, where they have the upper hand, to oppress.
edit on 8/5/16 by Astyanax because: of a qualification