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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday-- 'Tis the Season!

I was going to write a post on Black Friday and the celebration of Christmas being the armchair cultural critic that I am. But as I started reading some of the news reports coming in on such shameful behavior today, all in the name of the celebration of the Prince of Peace, I decided that I need to say nothing. All I have to do is link the reports.

So, here they are:

Crazed Shoppers Involved in Pile Up

Mall Food Court Placed on Lockdown after Argument and Gunshots

Enraged Shopper Arrested after Cutting in Line

Police Called after Mad Rush at Toys R Us

Woman Arrested after Gun Threat in Toy Store

Man Caught with Guns, Knives, and Pepper Grenade at Walmart
UPDATE: A Marine Helping with Toys for Tots is Stabbed

I think that is sufficiently depressing information for now. I just love it that in this holiday season we celebrate the birth of One who freely gave up everything on our behalf so that we can teach our children that it is OK to push and shove and feed our greed because they deserve whatever they want for Christmas because it really is their birthday, and not some poor kid's who was born in Bethlehem two millennia ago. Perhaps the church should change its liturgical season from Advent to Avarice... after all we are not so much preparing our lives for the birth of Christ as we are getting ready for the Greedfest on the morning of December 25th.

And please spare me any ridiculous justification for this nonsense all in the name of saving money.


Toyin O. said...

Funny post, thanks for sharing.

Dave W said...

and in the 1st story was a link to a further "Black Friday Coverage" story where in the spirit of the season, "Businesses feed hungry... SHOPPERS". oh my.

Allan R. Bevere said...

Toyin, thanks for your comments.

Dave, I love your keen sense of irony!