National Churchwatch, which provides personal safety advice, says vicars are attacked more often than professions such as GPs and probation officers.
Why do I suspect that, yet again, no one on the `atheism is bright' side of the argument will pause to check their constatntly reiterated statements about religion being the source of violence? It's not about truth, it's about bullying.
Of course it could be that some of the vicars are a little unworldly:
One vicar, from Willesden, north-west London, said his vicarage had been machine-gunned - but still did not believe he had experienced violence.
Presumably it would require a small thermonuclear device to constitute `violence'.