Skip to comments.Pope: No-work Sundays good, not just for faithful
Posted on 07/05/2014 7:28:35 AM PDT by delchiante
CAMPOBASSO, Italy Pope Francis says abandoning the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays isnt such a good change. Francis on Saturday traveled to Molise, an agricultural region in the heart of southern Italy where unemployment is chronically high. While he said poor people need employment to have dignity, he disagreed with opening stores and other businesses on Sundays as a way to create jobs.m
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Our Heavenly Father's calendar points to His Son, and the world's pope gregory calendar points to the Sun..
But so many accept the false premise that there is only one way to tell time, so powers and principalities in this counterfeit world, like the papacy, frame the argument...
One way to certainly deceive the whole world, even the very elect..
I suspect even many protestants,who oppose the papacy on principle, could agree that Sunsday should be holy and work/lobby to make it happen...
Daniel 7:25 says it could/would happen..
I’m so curious. Are you a Seventh Day Baptist? or Adventist? Or rather, what church are you affiliated with?
what is the point of opening stores on Sunday when no one has any money to buy anything?
**he disagreed with opening stores and other businesses on Sundays as a way to create jobs**
Even God worked six days and rested on the seventh day.
Would that be “not faithful?” Frankly, broad proclamations like this are rather short-sighted. I'm not a Bible scholar, but I'd find it difficult to believe that Jesus, or any of the Disciples or main subjects in it didn't do ‘something’ on the Sabbath.
When I was a kid, we were forced to play with each other ... actually ... there was no force required ... we had been reared in a social structure that didn't HAVE Sunday entertainment ...
It was a time when we divided candy bars among four friends, shared one bottle of tonic (I'm from Boston), rode our bikes from morning 'til suppah time, never wore helmets or kneepads, didn't know what tofu was nor bean sprouts, in fact ... by today's standards ... I committed suicide by the age of ten.
Sunday was an afternoon at the family table after church .. maybe some play, but not much, 'cause the Wonderful World of Disney came on sometime in the evening and we didn't want to miss that.
Later on in life it was Ed Sullivan
SO disappointed as we aged when we outlived TV ...
I mean the test pattern came on after midnight's prayer and National Anthem.
Remember ... the family that prays together, stays together.
(Which I think was a national anthem in and of itself in those days)
I had a high school job in a small local business that was closed on Sundays. There had been talk about opening on Sundays, but the owners told me that there had been market research studies done in their industry for years — and they all indicated that it made no practical sense to open on Sundays because you just end up taking Saturday’s heavy customer base and spreading it out over two days.
THAT was always an exception ... no one has ever, nor is suggesting, everything shuts down.
I read a fascinating sociological study some years ago which suggested that observing a day of rest makes sense even from an pragmatic, atheistic standpoint. The study noted that it was common to work seven days a week in communist countries, and this was a major factor in their substantially lower productivity compared to the West.
The context here is that who does the interpretation? I could have easily made it something more conventional and less religious. The very title, “No-work Sundays good, not just for faithful” bespeaks of interpretation and in cases, condemnation. And please don’t tell me that some sectors don’t take these interpretations to the extreme. For me, Ramadan, or some Jewish practices, etc. come to mind.
NO ONE SHOULD WORK EXCEPT THE NFL.
I wouldn’t play in the NFL on Sundays, myself.
The problem with Blue Laws is that common sense gets trumped by bureaucracy. We had them in Ontario until the early 1990s and the rules were bizarre; an exemption based on square footage & employee counts resulted in stores cordoning off sections and dealing with long lineups. I think the hours of operation should be worked out between the shopkeeper and his customers.
I guess I'm not following this. Not working on Sundays was never a "traditional practice", it was and still is Divine Law. When did Francis think this changed?
I grew up in the era of Blue Laws on Pennsylvania. I don't recall there being any hardship by not having businesses open on Sunday.
By the way, it would be nice if businesses would close on holidays too. Being open on Christmas, for example, is outrageous.
The seventh day, not the first day is the day of rest.
The stores should be closed on Saturday if any day.
As a matter of courtesy to observing neighbors, I will not cut my grass on Sunday if I just absolutely don’t have to because of impending weather. And I agree, taking some time during the week for self-reflection and nonwork leisure is beneficial.
Either open or close ... period.
All I'M sayin' is ... except for the fact that I was child (although it must'a ran up to around the early sixties, 'cause I remember having to get gasoline on Saturday).. I didn't miss not being able to spend money on Sunday.
As a Catholic the Sabbath day is Sunday.
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