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12. I don't. I think it's a welcoming gesture.
Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:50 PM
Jul 2015

You rent it out to day trippers, and maybe they'll like the place and want to hang around.

It's just a building, at the end of the day. I have a neighbor who lives in an old church. It's a nice building.

The sense of community and warmth doesn't come from the brick and mortar, it comes from the assembled people.

And, nowadays, religious institutions are struggling to stay afloat. If day trippers rent out the church and throw down a couple of grand to have their event, then that's money that can be used to fix the roof, repoint the masonry, repair the glass, paint and polish, that doesn't have to come out of other donations that might be used to help the needy.

I think it is a win-win!

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