View Poll Results: On Good Friday:

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  • I am a Christian and will be abstaining from meat.

    1 14.29%
  • I am a Christian and will NOT be abstaining from meat.

    0 0%
  • I am a NOT a Christian and will be abstaining from meat.

    0 0%
  • I am NOT a Christian and will be NOT abstaining from meat.

    6 85.71%
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I find it interesting that while many people are not celebrating Xmas, some are celebrating Xmas but not all day long and some are not Christian - not that many store are open. I think it may also be due to ''tradition'' rather than religious reasons.
    It is, of course, now Easter not Christmas. But for many shops the same does apply for Christmas Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    It is, of course, now Easter not Christmas. But for many shops the same does apply for Christmas Day.
    Yes, so I do not think it is difficult for supermarkets to find staff to work on this day (particularly given that penalty rates would apply). As for small shop owners, at least some would arguably be Ok to work.
    Actually many people (including myself) love working on public holidays. Unis now tend to postpone classes that fall on public holidays but up till 10 years ago, CQU used to run classes and paid lecturers double. I can recall these times with great pleasure - particularly the semester when i had many contact hours on these days. It resulted in in about $3,500 extra - so I do miss those times. I can imagine that many others are equally enthusiastic about working on such days.
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    We could not eat meat on Good Friday but Jewish chess players could not write down their chess moves on the Sabbath so they had a stand by (probably a gentile) do for them - does that mean the gentile would be punished?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    I am not surprised you couldn't get a beer, RR. Even Coles wasn't open yesterday. Indeed, Good Friday is the only day of the year that our local Coles is not open. BTW Jesus being handed a sponge with alcoholic drink when nearly dead is no argument for drinking such drinks. Also BTW, I am not a total teetotaller and on a hot day I will occasionally have a beer.
    One of the crazy things I found is that some restaurants/pubs were open. I could buy a beer and drink it in the pub, but not buy a 6'er and take it home. One even had a bottle shop open, and when they asked if I was going to drink it there or take away, they wouldn't sell it to me when I said the latter. I gave up at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    One of the crazy things I found is that some restaurants/pubs were open. I could buy a beer and drink it in the pub, but not buy a 6'er and take it home. One even had a bottle shop open, and when they asked if I was going to drink it there or take away, they wouldn't sell it to me when I said the latter. I gave up at that point.
    sounds like they were making you do the Stations of the Cross, now if Mel Gibson had been there you would have been whipped all the way to the pub with no beer
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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