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Originally posted by Safandjaro
I was raised and have been for a great part of my live in the seventh day adventist church. They predict there will be a national sunday law which will make it impossible for many sabbat keeping christians to keep this day as their holy day.
People still keeping the sabbat will end in jail and eventually even killed. Keeping the sunday is in their opinion the mark of the beast and only christians believing in Jesus AND keeping the sabbat on saturday will be saved by God....
Originally posted by Byrd
I'm not sure what all the hubbub's about -- most of those "OMG!!!" pages of breathless prose are about laws from the late 1960's through 1980. For the record, I REMEMBER those things.
If you were sick and throwing up, you couldn't buy medicine on Sunday. Or food. Or diapers. Or clothing. Or aspirin. Good luck finding an open gas station.
These are "states rights" laws -- no Federal government. Texas was one of the last states to get rid of them -- people were driving to Louisiana and Arkansas if they needed something badly on Sunday.
Nobody's going to prevent any Christian from closing their business on whichever day they say is the Sabbath (or Jew, either.) It's your business. You do as you like.
But I shouldn't force YOU to close your businesses because it's my (Wiccan) holy day... and YOU shouldn't force ME to close my business when it's your holy day.
Originally posted by grapesofraft
Well it is common knowledge that the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath to Sunday.
Originally posted by ahnggk
I've read before that 'Sunday worshiping' has its roots in ancient Egyptian 'Sun Worship'
And a very wild theory that Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man has been also linked to Sun worship, Sun = Son, but like I said, I think it's a wild speculation IMO, there's a big difference between Sun and son and it's in English language. They may have different words for it in ancient Egyptian language.
Originally posted by jmdewey60
Too bad no one seems to have any idea what is going about the Day of Rest.
Forget the Saturday/Sunday thing for a minute and imagine a "National Day of Rest", not for worshiping God, of course, but to "save the planet" and reduce our "carbon footprint".
It is quite possible that it will not even be an actual law because it could be just an executive order.
Do not expect anything to do with "footprints" to make sense. Carbon is from plants that grew a long time ago. We do not magically produce carbon out of nothing. If all the underground remains of plants all came back, we would be living in a paradise.
...which would work only if you can ensure that no babies are born on that day. . .