Ixnay on the Shopping and Eating Out on the Sabbath.
(This one also falls under the willful disobedience column, rather than ignorance, but there are some nuances that brighten some of those pesky grays.)
President Hinckley said: “There isn’t anybody in this Church who has to buy furniture on Sunday. There really isn’t. There isn’t anybody in this Church who has to buy a new automobile on Sunday, is there? No. There isn’t anybody in this Church who, with a little care and planning, has to buy groceries on Sunday. No. … You don’t need ice cream to be bought on Sunday. … You don’t need to make Sunday a day of merchandising. … I don’t think we need to patronize the ordinary business merchants on the Sabbath day.”*
WAIT A SECOND.. Didn't Luke give us a super loophole in Luke 14:15? "And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day?"
I think back to when I was attending BYU, the ox always seemed to fall into the pit on Sunday. And by pit I mean Albertsons. And by ox I mean Cheetos.
(I try not to use the word “ass” in my blog - unless I decide to write about Balaam, or Harry Reid)
LAST THOUGHT: Talking with my EC the other night. It seems it never really occurred to us that Sunday online shopping is still Sunday shopping. Travel tickets, music from iTunes, hundreds of dollars on Farmville oxen for the pit, etc. I had better tighten that up.