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Day of Rest

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Hi Peter & others,

Can you tell me what types of activities should be performed on a day of rest (apart from church)??, are their restrictions for instance no correspondence , no house work, no paid work etc.
regards
eagle1
Posted by eagle1, Saturday, 29 August 2009 3:29:06 PM
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eagle1
I think your question really depends on your own personal stance.
My mum is a fundy Sevy and she doesn't do anything other than what is necessary on 'sabbath' (Saturday). this excludes cooking washing dishes, driving to church etc.

As a Lazy Secular Humanist I treat Sunday as a normal day i.e.I do what I normally do.... which is nothing , so I have a bob each way, so to speak.
But I do honour Black Sabbath especially 'smoke on the water' does that count? ;-)
Posted by examinator, Saturday, 29 August 2009 3:48:06 PM
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I would cast your net in wider directions.
But if it is any use to you the only single reason I do not want Sundays to stop being your rest day is so I can continue to enjoy it as a shopping day.
As football day, as the one day most pain in the neck fanatics do not knock on the door trying to sell fables to me.
OH unless its a full moon I dance nude on the veranda if it is, frightens the neighbors chooks but can not resist.
Posted by Belly, Saturday, 29 August 2009 5:20:24 PM
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I grew up in a family where Sunday was observed as a day of rest. Mum and Dad worked hard six days a week but on Sunday they did very little apart from church in the morning. Us kids were expected to occupy ourselves quietly. Ball games were forbidden and to this day I can still remember that inexplicable urge of wanting to play with a ball on a Sunday.

Sunday now is just another day, though I do prefer if I can to make it a relaxing day, especially the afternoon. If I'm working full-time I often find myself shopping on a Sunday, though much prefer it when I don't have to.

I'm not into making Sundays holy days, but I do like the idea of Sundays being relaxing family-focused days. This was much more likely to be the case before the days of Sunday shopping. I'd like to see shops closed on Sundays. It would give us one day that was special and different and would I think strengthen family and community life.
Posted by Bronwyn, Saturday, 29 August 2009 10:29:31 PM
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When I was growing up - Sundays usually meant
Church in the morning followed by a huge family
lunch at home. It was a day that the family
got together. However, in summer, this routine
often changed - with an early trip to the beach -
Sydney's - Manly - and a packed picnic lunch -
then coming home mid-afternoon - sunburnt but
very happy.

Ah memories ...

Today, Sunday is still a day which is spent relaxing -
with family - over a leisurely lunch, going to see
a film, or an afternoon spent at art galleries,
museums, botanical gardens, or parks. If it's
raining - it may simply mean getting a DVD from
our local video outlet - and watching it after
lunch. Relaxation is the key to this day -
but spent with family.

At the moment I've got a roast in the oven - so
must run.

Enjoy your day.
Posted by Foxy, Sunday, 30 August 2009 12:11:23 PM
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I remember the old saying, No rest for the wicked. As a young fellow I grew up on a dairy farm, and those wicked cows refused to observe the sabbath. No matter how we tried to train them they still made milk seven days a week.

It is nice to be able to take a day off, and relax. Going to church is both a social event and a learning experience. The real benefit of regular church attendance is the gradual increase in an understanding of the engineering system for good government that Christianity represents. Almighty God after all was the original civil engineer. This system is causing a great deal of consternation in the competition churches run by the States and Commonwealth operating from Monday to Friday.

With competition Rules Manuals to the Holy Bible, now written by each of the nine competing State Churches erected by the eight States and Territories, and two written by the Commonwealth Churches, as if we donít have a Constitution, or a Queen, and no Almighty God anywhere in sight except their own often misguided and gang run Parliaments.

From some of the antics reported to me from the Supreme Court in Queensland, the Federal Court in Brisbane, and in the Registry of the High Court in Canberra, the legal professionals who run these institutions are suffering from advanced schizophrenia.

To really put a cat among these pigeons, we should hope for a non political Commissioner in the Australian Federal Police now Keelty has decided to leave for greener pastures. The Australian Federal Police can issue Court Attendance Notices on these freaked out and very frightened individuals, and they must then come to a Local Court to be indicted. Fair is fair. They have been inflicting serious violence upon all and sundry for about 20 years in Queensland, and about forty years in the High Court so why is it their time has not yet arrived.

Regular Church attendance, and a bit of humility should see these proponents of the alternative religion to Christianity, repent in which case they should be forgiven
Posted by Peter the Believer, Sunday, 30 August 2009 12:18:01 PM
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