A sign of the times

“To think that someone would come and steal from a church, it’s hard to swallow,” church warden Rosalie Webb told CBC News.

What were the thieves after? Heating oil.

It’s a sign of the times, I suppose. Perhaps in more ways than one.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. juggling mother
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 11:26:03

    hah, here in the UK, thieves have been nicking the lead off church roofs for years. No-one has been smitten with divine retribution yet.

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  2. The Broken Man
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 12:54:23

    Yes, the big thing here is lead from the roof – or in my line of work, copper piping from building sites. It’s a bit of a mightmare. I guess everyone is susespible.

    Thanks for your comment on my bolg, by the way – I *really* appreciated the support.

    The Broken Man

    http://theblogofabrokenman.blogspot.com/

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  3. Bridgett
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 15:21:27

    Our church, it was the copper out of the AC units…

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  4. juggling mother
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 16:07:53

    Of course, apparently the church has the money to keep replacing the lead with more lead, which gets nicked, so they put more lead up there. I see a pattern emerging here – you’d think they would thank God for letting mankind invent tiles! LOL

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  5. Stephen
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 21:23:28

    A pattern is right! Who knew that churches were such a popular target? — I had no idea.

    As for divine retribution … I’m glad God isn’t in that business. We’d all be owed a share of divine retribution, you know!

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  6. juggling mother
    Jul 18, 2008 @ 13:36:49

    churches do make good targets really -often they have some pretty expensive stuff on/in them and spend a fair amoiu nt of time empty – and its easy to work out when they will be empty.

    Plus, lots of people see it as a victimless crime – “the church” is the richest body in England (unless you count “the monarchy”, and then it’s a tough one). No-one is physically hurt by the losses and no-one is made homeless.

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