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I was always torn by the Sunday shopping issue when it was an issue. My mother was a nurse and my father was a police officer, so they often had to work on Sundays. The argument that it should be a legislated, universal day of rest rang hollow with me. My mother was more successful in taking Sundays off work, and we usually had the family roast beef dinner on Sundays. My father continued to have to work Sundays on occasion.From the beginning I've been opposed to Sunday shopping and treating Sunday as just another workday in the commercial world. I think just society in general benefits from a diet day of rest, recreation, and, renewal.
I do agree that a day of rest is important.
I totally agree. We are in a multicultural world now. Even if we said Sundays were closed for religious reasons, that only focusses on one group. Heck, even Christians don't all see Sunday as the Sabbath. Giving employees the ability to have their sabbath (or equivalent) and ensuring those who are not religious have one day of rest is far more appropriate these days.I think you should be free to treat any day how you like. But making regulations that govern what day one must take as a "rest day" based on the requirements of one tradition should be a non-starter in the 21st century. Putting something in the labour laws guaranteeing employees one day off a week, I could go for. But that needn't mean forcing employers to shut down on a particular day.