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CHURCH FIRES V. BARN FIRES 

The Civil Writer Magazine

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that from 1999 to 2000 there were an average of 5,800 structural barn fires. According to a first year report to the president in June 1997, there was opened 429 investigations of arson, bombings, or attempted bombings of churches since January 1, 1995. In a second year report in October 1998 to the president, they opened 241 more cases that happened between January 1, 1995 and September 8, 1998 making a total of 670 opened investigations.

This evidence proves that churches are no more sacred or holier than a barn. Not taking into consideration gun violence in the churches.

And not being facetious using a barn as a comparison to a church but it is a matter of looking at structures that are not as valuable in cost as a church. The church structure doesn't house any content like people like a barn does with its animals.

Most churches do not feed the hungry like a barn and its stable of animals do with meat and dairy. If there is a value to society it lies with the content in the barn with its animals and the storage of the fall harvest. The word holy means set apart for a special purpose by and for God as the church. Isn't that the same special purpose of animals in the barn to feed God's people rather than getting fed the church's unsubstantiated dogma.