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Would Jesus Shop At Wal-Mart?  
User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2010 posts, RR: 23
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
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OK, I'm bored, but I'm finding today's news headlines way too much fun.

From Associated Press:
A new television ad by the union-backed group WakeUpWalMart.com features a pastor asking, “Would Jesus shop at Wal-Mart? Should you?”

Accompanying the ad, is a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Lee Scott that was signed by more than 130 clergy members. The letter asks Wal-Mart to provide a “higher standard for its employees and their families,” which the letter says would reflect “the best of Christian values.”


Now, I ask you... could this not be more perfect, or what?


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Quoting PA110 (Thread starter):
Now, I ask you... could this not be more perfect, or what?

 rotfl  Nice find! It would be so much easier if people were simply left alone to make up their mind about the stores they shop at. And I think the Bible isn't exactly clear on where to get your Mac 'n' Cheese - so maybe the folks who wrote its parts didn't think it was that important.  Wink



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Jesus was a Jewish carpenter. I think he'd be more inclined to shop at Home Depot.

Mark


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Jesus was a Jewish carpenter. I think he'd be more inclined to shop at Home Depot.

Mark

 bigthumbsup  Good one!
Bottom line, people are going to shop where ever they want to, regardless of one religious beliefs.


User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2724 times:



User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Quoting PA110 (Thread starter):
A new television ad by the union-backed group WakeUpWalMart.com

When are they going to learn that Walmart will NEVER go union.... they would close before that happened...

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Jesus was a Jewish carpenter. I think he'd be more inclined to shop at Home Depot.

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineSylvcath From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

I am going to gather up all of my Asatru friends and write a petition to Wal-Mart asking them to please restore the values of our prechristian ancestors to their stores. This will include a Viking helmet (a real one, not the thing with horns that the cartoons portray) for the Smiley guy, who will slash prices in the name of Odin with his mighty broadsword.  Yeah sure

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
And I think the Bible isn't exactly clear on where to get your Mac 'n' Cheese - so maybe the folks who wrote its parts didn't think it was that important.

That was one of the parts of the "gnostic gospels" that the Council of Nicaea decided was "uninspired." Who knows, christians may have been eating the Devil's Noodles all this time and not even known it!



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Jesus shopping at wal mart... ok, lets start with the obvious.. how can someone who doesn't exist do anything?
Then even if he did exist; in this day and age who would believe he's nothing more then a Jewish carpenter?
Then because he is a carpenter who would give him a 'jesus worthy' job as he'd likely be a stoner?
The being said, where would he get the money to do anything but barely support himself?

People wonder why the second comming will result in our planet getting an enema... with as badly as we would treat jesus he'd be pretty effing pissed. Goodness knows I am!!!


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2673 times:

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 4):
UH60FtRucker

I like this one better.  Silly



Mark


User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

"Then even if he did exist; in this day and age who would believe he's nothing more then a Jewish carpenter?"

There is plenty of evidence to suggest the existance of Jesus, now was he the son of god and the messiah, thats when faith comes into play. But Jesus the man did exist.



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Bottom line, people are going to shop where ever they want to, regardless of one religious beliefs.

The commercial does have a point.

The Roman Catholic Church is very much an advocate for social justice. The Church and affiliated bodies (like the United States Council of Bishops) strongly support increasing the minimum wage, socialistic health care, etc.

Needless to say, I don't think Wal-Mart confers to the standards the Catholic Church sets for large employers.

I don't shop at Wal-Mart mainly for ethical reasons, it just so happens that the Church and I share this view. That being said, it is very difficult to separate your religious beliefs from your ethical and moral beliefs.

Quoting Nkops (Reply 5):

When are they going to learn that Walmart will NEVER go union.... they would close before that happened...

Yes, Wal-Mart would shut the entire company down before negotiating with a union. That makes excellent business sense.

AAndrew


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I like this one better.

The best one is:



 Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
The best one is

Yes, it is.  rotfl 

Mark


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Jesus Goes to WalMart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36-2v7gow8o

And now, for something totally different...



[Edited 2006-12-14 03:32:56]

User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting Galaxy5 (Reply 9):
There is plenty of evidence to suggest the existance of Jesus, now was he the son of god and the messiah, thats when faith comes into play. But Jesus the man did exist.

Yep....right there in the writings of Flavius Josephus.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Jesus was a Jewish carpenter. I think he'd be more inclined to shop at Home Depot.

Damm you beat me to it!!!

I had the exact same thought when I read the thread title.

Remember a few years ago that idiot claimed that Jesus would drive an economy car because of the milage?

Same deal, there is no way that a carpenter is going to get all of his tools in the back of a Honda Civic. Jesus would drive a Ford E-350 van.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2471 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):
Yes, Wal-Mart would shut the entire company down before negotiating with a union. That makes excellent business sense.

I meant just a store, not the whole company... they tried it in Canada somewhere and Wal-mart just closed the store... my post wasn't clear enough, sorry!!



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5198 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):


The Roman Catholic Church is very much an advocate for social justice.

Unless you're gay.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2362 times:
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You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
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Quoting Aa757first (Reply 10):
The Roman Catholic Church is very much an advocate for social justice. The Church and affiliated bodies (like the United States Council of Bishops) strongly support increasing the minimum wage, socialistic health care, etc.

Unless of course you are GAY and not a priest!



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Why not? In addition to Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Issac and Jacob would be attracted to the little smiley faces and falling prices. And all of the above might just throw some blessings to those beseiged Wal Mart greeters. They would probably lose their luch though at those creepy Amway style rah rah rah
clappy clap sessions. However, I'm just guessing and not judging.



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

When will the left learn that Walmart actually has BETTER pay and work conditions than many similar chains that are ruled by the unions?


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20791 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

First we have this:

Quoting PA110 (Thread starter):
Accompanying the ad, is a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Lee Scott that was signed by more than 130 clergy members. The letter asks Wal-Mart to provide a “higher standard for its employees and their families,” which the letter says would reflect “the best of Christian values.”

Then we have this:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 21):
When will the left learn

Please explain which part of "the left" these 130 clergy members reflecting "the best of Christian values" represent.



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User currently offlineCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2280 times:



User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Jesus was a Jewish carpenter. I think he'd be more inclined to shop at Home Depot.

Nah. I have it on good authority Jesus shops at Lowes.

Charles, SJ

PS: Always look on the bright side of life, ta do, ta do ta do ta do...



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
25 Post contains images Coz : I'm goin' to hell
26 Ctbarnes : Tsk, tsk, tsk. What would the Great Pumpkin think? Charles, SJ
27 Fanoftristars : One of my favorite quotes: "The other day I was at Wal-Mart, which is where everyone goes eventually, if they die without Christ..." -Emo Phillips God
28 Post contains images Coz :
29 Post contains images CastleIsland : I'm gonna have to go shop at Wal*Mart for some new underwear, 'cause I've pissed meself reading this thread.
30 Post contains images Coz : Now that I think of it, I've got to give the Christians credit for being so tolerant of such antics. If this had been a thread poking fun at another
32 Post contains images Ilikeyyc : Jesus never made political statements and I believe that if He were alive today, Jesus would shop at Wal*Mart. Its not His style to start or participa
33 Post contains images Coz : I am deeply offended at that. This is you:
34 DLPMMM : If the Catholic Church knows so much about how to run large chains of discount stores, then I suggest that they either open up competing stores (not
35 Aa757first : The Church isn't actually in the discount store business. And read the post again, please. I've never heard a Church official comment on Wal-Mart. Ho
36 Sprout5199 : Big question I have is if Jesus did shop at wal*mart and wrote a check, would they ask for 2 forms of ID? Does his money say "in dad we trust"? As a f
37 Post contains images StrasserB : Proofed:
38 Fly_yhm : Better Question Would a Muslim shop at walmart with a Christmas tree?
39 Post contains images StrasserB : That is just another question and btw it is out of topic.
40 Wunala : Or you are in the church and have been a little too familiar with children.
41 Kay : The cartoons of Jesus combined with LOL every 2 sentences is hilarious! Kay
42 Helvknight : Only if they were doing a rollback on loaves and fishes. btw Since Jesus is also a prophet in Islam, probably yes. The Son of God bit they have a prob
43 QR332 : And plus, I am in a 90%+ Muslim country and we have Christmas trees everywhere. Hell, there were some Qatari guys humming jingle bells next to me in
44 Post contains images Scbriml : Just about the same here in Dubai! While the US and Europe go round wishing folks "Happy Holidays" for fear of offending non-Christians, here in a Mu
45 DLPMMM : Not living up to the standards that you think a bunch of child molesters would have them live up to eh? The Catholic Church has already lost all mora
46 Post contains images Aa757first : Yes, every single person that is part of the Catholic Church is a child molester. No exceptions. AAndrew
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