THE PEACE OF MARY OR ROAD RAGE?
‘Our Lady’ Seeks To Curb Road Rage On 95
wamu.org - On the side of Interstate 95 in northern Maryland, travelers zooming down the highway toward the Delaware border may catch a glimpse of a shrine to “Our Lady of the Highways.”
PROFITS OR PROPHECY & FAITH?
Black Friday: Thousands petition Target to ‘Save Thanksgiving’
latimesblogs.latimes.com - Target is the target of an online petition urging them to resist the urge to open the doors earlier than ever this year — midnight — in a bid to compete for scarce holiday dollars.
Lots of stores are beginning Black Friday sales at midnight on Thanksgiving Day and Walmart is opening its doors at 10 PM. Just as with Sunday business hours, workers miss church services and family time because of the demands of work. Convenience for consumers is stripping God of his due and damaging the rights of people compelled to work all week long. Days of rest and the sabbath should be respected. Maybe it is time to restore the blue laws? When I was a boy, employment was limited on Sundays… mostly a few drug stores and police/fire/emergency services. Was it really so bad?
How much do you want to bet that there will be a lot more people lined up for Black Friday sales in the stores than there were for Thanksgiving Day Mass at church?
An estimated 152 million of the US population of 312 million (which includes babies and the infirmed) are estimated to take advantage of Black Friday. Goodness, I think I really was the only one who stayed home. The news said that electronic items were big sellers. $200 notebook computers and $200 40 inch tvs. I think Target or Walmart offered a 50 plus inch tv for $400. If they can still make a profit, how much scalping was going on earlier? Happy Holidays everybody, oops, I mean have a joyous and holy Advent and Christmas!
ARE WE ASHAMED OF CHRIST?
Cross removed at base in Afghanistan
http://www.politico.com - The incident has prompted outrage from some American service members stationed there.
Happy Thanksgiving Everybody… and never forget the one who is the object of our prayerful thanks!
THE YOUTH ARE OUR HOPE OF TOMORROW?
Flash mob in Silver Spring ROB 7-Eleven: 50 teens storm convenience store in Maryland
http://www.dailymail.co.uk - A group of about 50 teenagers stormed the convenience store in Silver Spring, Maryland at around 11.20pm this past Saturday, the second such incident in recent months.
50 teens robbing a Silver Spring convenience store makes international news… ah, our youth… the hope of tomorrow? Bah humbug! (In declaring war against God and religion, our society has also failed to transmit meaningful values and virtue!)
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