[quote=Catechism 2187]…] Every Christian should avoid making unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord’s Day. Traditional activities (sport, restaurants, etc.), and social necessities (public services, etc.), require some people to work on Sundays, but everyone should still take care to set aside sufficient time for leisure…
It looks to me like this paragraph is contradicting itself in the first two sentences. If we are going to sport games or restaurants, aren’t we making “unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord’s Day” ?? I think this exemption threatens to make the whole thing moot, as pretty much anything can be lumped under ‘traditional activities, etc.’ The movies for example: many people traditionally go to a movie or rent a movie on Sunday. Does this mean it’s okay for us to go to cinemas and video stores on Sunday? Many people traditionally go shopping on Sunday too - doesn’t that mean we are free to go to the mall on Sunday?
I can even see visiting forums like this becoming a ‘traditional’ pastime for some of us on Sundays, but aren’t we then making “unnecessary demands” on the moderators here?
Why should sports and restaurants - and whatever we fancy a ‘traditional activity’ - be exempt from the Sunday rest? What exactly constitutes a ‘traditional activity’ ? Ideally, shouldn’t we simply put a ban on any “unnecessary demands on others” ? :shrug: