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"There should be no Laws telling Christians what to do on a Sunday."

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"There should be no Laws telling Christians what to do on a Sunday." I think that the above statement can be interpreted ambiguously and can be argued from a significant number of points of view. Firstly I would just like to highlight the noteworthy amount of views from different branches of Christianity. They exist in the form of the Liberals, the Fundamentalists, and so on. All different groups within Christianity have different views on the topic of the Sabbath. The Liberals, for example take the view that some, but not an awful lot, of time is needed to be given to God. They believe that you should go to Mass and pray every so often but they don't carry out the same level of strictness and loyalty that the Fundamentalists, for example hold the view of. ...read more.

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This is unless you are a Christian who doesn't care at all about their religion and in that case you would agree most definitely with the above statement and see it as totally infallible. And, in my opinion, these are the sorts of people that hardly know what religion they are. With the exception to the above group the worst people, I think, are those of the Liberal view who are fed up with worshiping their God on the Sabbath. These are the people who take the view that there should be no laws telling Christians what to do on a Sunday simply because they could not be bothered carrying them out. They may use the argument that there is to be valuable money to be earned, which is a valid point, but still does not give an excuse to not honour your creator: at least a little bit. ...read more.

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This is because maximum profit is to be earned on a Sunday and it is maybe understandable in these ages that this happens. In my opinion, after weighing up all the arguments, I think that the one group of people, and indeed the minority of the Christian religion, the "Keep Sunday Special" campaigners have got it right. They take the view that Sunday should be a day that should be totally be devoted to God and that absolutely no un-necessary work should be done. I agree with this because lying down and having a day of rest after, for most people, a working, stressful week, is not all that hard and doing no work is certainly no big task. This is basically the height of difficulty involved in the Sabbath Laws so therefore I do not agree with the above statement, conclusion, there should be laws telling Christians what to do on a Sunday. Philip O' Hare ...read more.

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