Originally Posted by b50m:
Originally Posted by frog:
Originally Posted by O No!:
How many drive through restaurant shootings will there be because somebody wanted a hamburger? How many kids in Brazil will be forced into prostitution because their families were so poor they abandoned them? How many assasinations have occurred because of political beliefs? How many Mexicans died this week because of drug wars? How many drive-by shootings happened this week because of gang warfare?
Welcome to the real world.
Oh, and by the way, Sunday comes at the same time every week, so if you forgot to get your all important beer, it's your own fault.
Yes, all those things happen and I am very well aware of how the real world operates. You make my point too, actually. Boundary issues galore are in your list of real world occurrences, and although I realize it isn't going to change because I say it could, I still say it doesn't have to be that way.
And really if the law is based on religious beliefs it should be struck down. I don't drink and don't buy alcohol, so not sure what other reason there would be not to buy on Sunday, but why should someone have to arrange his/her shopping schedule because someone else thinks there should be no beer sold on a particular day? Boundaries again it seems to me....
if we were talking about a hundred years ago when shopping was a once a month mule cart thing, i could agree. Every one goes somewhere almost every day. Work, school, clubs, meetings. If you pass a Walmart or liquor store 6 times a week, then get mad because you forgot to buy beer, it's your own fault on Sunday.
You can always go out to eat as restaurants are not restricted from serving alcohol on Sunday, unless you stay there until 2am.
''''Bars and other establishments with an on-premise license are required to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m.'''
But my point is that if the day I can grocery shop and my chance to put beer in my cart is on a Sunday, and that law is only on the books because of one group's religious beliefs regarding Sundays, alcohol, or some other aspect of buying it on Sunday, why shouldn't I be able to buy it? Should I have to go out to eat or go drink and have to drive home when the store sells beer all the rest of the week? It isn't the point how close I am to the store or if I can squeeze it into my busy schedule, but if a law is based on a religious belief I don't see why it should be forced on the rest of the population who might not believe.
As I said, I don't want it anyway, but I don't see why it is on the books at this point in time. Well, I do see why, but it doesn't make sense to me. If I led a group of people who believe it is wrong to buy hamburger on Saturday and I gave my "logical" reasons why no one should buy hamburger on that day I doubt it would go very far...lol. I'm not all worked up about it or anything, but say a group who felt pork was unclean decided no one should be allowed to buy pork...well, we know that doesn't work either. I figure if I don't want to drink on Sunday I just won't drink on Sunday and whoever else can do what they want...just don't drink and then drink home is all I ask.