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Why do all churches have tall spires on them?

I live in a small town in North Carolina, and am surrounded be churches. They all have two things in common. 1, they are made of brick, and 2, they all have at least one spire. Why is this? Is it to show that it is a church? Is it to get it closer to God? Does anyone know?

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They might have all been built around the same time, when that look was what everyone wanted the churches to look like.

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Because in the middle ages after the roman empire, the spires were made so people could locate the churches.

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Churches back in the medieval time actually competed for the height of their spires. The mentality was that, the higher the spire was, the holier the church was. They thought that it was closer to god that way.

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