Sabbath Opening Battle in Outer Hebrides

Full story (and video report) from the BBC

A battle is looming over proposals to open sports facilities on Sundays in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.

The arguments against the proposals are effectively threefold:

1. The council does not want to force people to work on Sunday

2. The area traditionally closes down on a Sunday

3. God wouldn’t like it!

Well the first seems reasonable, but people want jobs and I’m sure they would not object to working on Sundays if they wanted to, if not then others could be employed. I am also not sure that people can be forced to work on Sunday (implying they would make them work 7 days a week!). The second is frankly irrelevant just because something is traditional doesn’t make it right, and now let’s turn to the third reason.

OK I have paraphased it a little but still that is what the argument boils down to. Firstly THERE ISN’T A GOD!!! Minor point but I think needs to be stated. But then the Lord’s Observance Spokesperson talked about renouncing biblical teaching… like biblical teaching about keeping slaves, eating shellfish, killing disobedient children, or (my favourite) coveting (which most of the world’s economic system is based on), but not this, this is a slippery slope which will lead to us murdering each other!

I’ll let you judge this argument!

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