Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shoppers forget the spirit of the season

Jdimytai Damour, a Wal-Mart worker, was killed in the seasonal shopping stampede at the store on Long Island, N.Y. Customers "shouted angrily and kept shopping when store officials said they were closing because of the death" ("Wal-Mart worker trampled to death," USATODAY.com, Friday).

I use the word "seasonal" in place of "Christmas" because it is completely appropriate. No "Christmas" shopper would ever be a part of a mob of people who would trample a man to death in the zeal to save $5.

Friends, why would this come as a surprise to any of us in America? When zealous secularists rip the "Christ" out of Christmas, the peace, joy and love are torn out with him. The raw, chilling and hardened behavior of the shoppers is only a foretaste of what is to come for us if we continue on this Christ-less path.

Lisa Clay - Adrian, Mich.

Source: USA Today

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