Skip to comments.When itís Saturday, the whole world is Jewish
Posted on 09/27/2006 4:40:08 PM PDT by radar101
Prepare for a seven-day work week, because thats what well all get if a recently-filed complaint succeeds in sparking change.
If the complaint, filed by the NAACP in New York against a dental clinic there, were to prevail, which I cant believe it will, the implications for the rest of us are fairly staggering. In fact, I doubt the folks who filed it gave the likely consequences much thought beforehand.
Evidently, the NAACP filed a complaint with the New York state Division of Human Rights, accusing a New York medical and dental clinic of religious discrimination of imposing its religious beliefs on others because its closed on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.
Several points immediately leap to mind.
First, this clinic is a private business and it can close any day or time its owners want as long as this is the same United States of America I woke up in this morning.
Second, Ill bet a fairly high percentage of those on the filing end of this nonsense would consider it sacrilege to operate a business on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath.
Actually, it seems to me the fact that most U.S. firms and all government offices are closed Sundays is an imposition of Christianity on the entire country.
And its not even accurate.
Sunday is the first and not the last day of the week. Check your calendar. The word Saturday means Sabbath day. It was probably a way for the Church to push its weight around that the official Western day of rest changed to Sunday many moons ago. So, if we were to follow this complaint to its natural conclusion, all businesses would have to stay open seven days a week, or only close on random days on which their owners could prove no religious connection.
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Chinese restaurants are often closed on Monday. I think its an unconstitutional imposition of Confucianism or Taoism on me.
What a crock. How to resolve the conflict between the 40-hour workweek and the 24/7 service economy?
Haircutters are closed on Monday, an obvious attempt to shove a homosexual agenda down our throats.
For all intents and purposes we're living in a secular society. I don't know where the author lives but where I do nearly every business is open on Sundays - not just the big malls but even small retailers. True, many offices are closed but this just means they go to other businesses to spend their money and amuse themselves. Practically speaking, we're all somehow part of a seven day week. Really a 24/7 seven day week!
No, and I completely agree that a private enterprise has the right to determine its own hours of operation.
The Post Office is closed on Christmas... an obvious attempt to force the Judeo-Christian agenda on us.
BTW, in response to "The word Saturday means Sabbath day," I think not. By my understanding, the days of the week are named for the Sun, Moon, and the gods of five planets (though the forms of the names vary in different language):
|Sunday||Dimanche||The Sun (not sure what Dimanche refers to)|
|Monday||Lundi||The Moon (la Lune)|
|Tuesday||Mardi||Mars (not sure about Tuesday)|
|Wednesday||Mercredi||Mercury (not sure about Wednesday)|
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