Black Friday Matters

Nov 28, 2020 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea:

 During my lifetime a new religious festival, a new holy day, has been developed in the Western World.  The media treat this every year as though it were an established, centuries old tradition.  My email and internet feeds have been filled with organisations telling me about Black Friday deals.   Deals which no go on for the whole weekend.

I loathe ‘Black Friday’ and regard it as crass, commercial and cynical exploitation. Again, this meme sums up how we are being suckered.

It’s even more depressing that we still have ‘Black Friday’ in the midst of a pandemic..

[…]  Christian organisations have jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon. I was almost going to say that I was going to boycott any Christian organisation which sent me a Black Friday offer – but then I got one from The Banner of Truth! Et tu Banner?!

Why do Christian organisations feel the need to join in this crass commercialism? If your products are good enough, and they are for our spiritual edification and not for the purpose of making money or keeping your organisation afloat – then please spare us the special offers and commercialism. Remember the teaching of the Christ we follow – “You cannot serve both God and mammon.”

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