Monday’s Religion Roundup: Cyber Monday, Black Atheists, New Mass

Welcome to Cyber Monday! Hey, it’s got to be safer than Black Friday: less chance of pepper spray, Tasers, fisticuffs.

At least in my house. Mostly.

Diana Butler Bass cautions we preachers and elitists from savoring the low-hanging fruit of consumer bashing:

“[T]he oddest thing about the folks in lines at those discount stores: They are mostly poor, working class, or marginally middle class. These are the very people who attend church regularly, express higher levels of belief in God, and are more likely to give a higher percentage of their income to those in need.”

The wealthy, on the other hand, don’t need discounts and tend to have personal shoppers. Rod nods.

Either way, we spent $11.4 billion on Black Friday this year, the Biggest Shopping Day Ever. And that’s what the season is all about, right?

Read full post here.


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