I've no problem with those who want to work on a Sunday and I would do it myself, but I'm hardly going to force someone who is religious to work on a Sunday if they don't want to.
(Original post by Empire08)
So there is this article
which states that the Chancellor is to suspend Sunday trading laws for eight weeks during the Olympics.
Already, there are (religious) people slamming this as 'anti-Christian', etc, etc. Apart from the obvious Christian objections, there are also people who feel Sunday should be 'special' or that Sunday trading laws allows people to have time off with their family.
So, all this commotion for only an eight week suspension? Isn't it about time we followed the lead of Scotland and removed Sunday trading laws all together? Whilst we are at it, isn't it about time we remove Bishops from the House of Lords and take steps to becoming a truly secular democracy?
I'm not religious, so why should I be inconvenienced by shops shut on a Sunday for (mostly) religious reasons? Likewise I would be quite happy to work in a shop on Sunday, why should I be prevented from doing so? What about people of other faiths who don't observe the sabbath? Why should they also be inconvenienced?
This is why religion needs to stay out of politics.
Last edited by Guru Jason; 18-03-2012 at 10:20.
I'm an ardent secular humanist, but I do believe that having restrictions on Sunday trading is important. More than anything it gives us poor retail staff a break - when I do work Sundays (not today, however) - I am more relaxed because I know I get to have a lie in and an early exit compared to my normal 6-9 hour shifts.
Last edited by Aphotic Cosmos; 18-03-2012 at 11:18.