L. A. Marzulli
Video shows shoppers pushed, shoved during Black Friday chaos
Fight breaks out over phones on Black Friday
2 Timothy 3: 1-4 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
The day after Thanksgiving is tradition ally called Black Friday. It’s the day when retailers begin to balance their ledgers with black ink as the Christmas season begins, sales go up, profits are made and thus the retailers go from red ink, showing a loss, to the black ink. The pope recently stated: that the traditionally accepted birth date for Jesus is wrong…
So all of this scrambling, clawing, and lining up to get our $20 toasters, to celebrate the day our Savior was born is wrong! Oops, I hate when that happens!
Back to the video links above: In my opinion, we have arrived at the point the prophecy above warns us of, what the times will look like in the last days. Look at the crowd as they push, yell at each other, and claw their way to get their precious cell phones. Pandemonium is a good word to describe what is happening.
It saddens me to see this as we, as a culture, a nation, have sunk to an all time low. There is not an ounce of courtesy, or good will, instead we see a dog eat dog mentality repeated in countless malls across the country. What is the reason for the season? Do we as a nation celebrate the birth of the God/man Jesus – even if the date is wrong – or is it blatant, crass, consumerism? We fight over nativity scenes in the public square, Christmas plays banned at our schools, greeting each other with, Happy Holidays, instead of Merry Christmas. We hear lawyers rant about the separation of church and state and on and on it goes. We are a country that has lost our very soul and all we need to see this is the actions of the people caught in the video. Can you imagine this happening 50 years ago?
In closing todays Bun: I believe the videos above clearly show us what time it is. In some respects Obama is right when he announced, in the early part of his first term, America is not a Christian nation. There certainly is nothing Christian about the crowd in the videos. I guess we should expect this as our children are taught we all evolved from apes, and those people in the video are, in some respects, acting like them. A few days ago it was Black Friday but to me it’s not about black ink in a ledger. Instead, the darkness of the soul of man is revealed, for all to see, in these last days….