Prophezine, Best Buy and More!

November 25, 2009 at 9:22 AM 2 comments

Good morning, everyone.  I hope you are preparing for a very nice Thanksgiving.  The holiday season is always nice, although family dynamics can, at times, put a damper on things.  Normally, in every family, there is at least one individual who tends to create situations that are less than fun.  Take heart though, because the holidays do not last forever.  Isn’t that swell?

On another couple of notes…I have just begun writing for Prophezine.com, which of course caters to prophetic areas of Scripture, but not exclusively.  They also promote and teach the reality of Christian growth and holiness, as well as putting an emphasis on evangelism.  Prophezine is a well-rounded site, which is not myopic in scope.  They do not have blinders, but tend to see the world from a biblical viewpoint.  I would recommend that you check them out, by heading over to:  http://www.prophezine.com

Lastly, for this particular blog, I would like to bring something to your attention and you can decide what, if anything, you would like to do about it.  Not long ago, Best Buy adopted a policy to exclude the word “Christmas” in their advertisements (see bottom of this page).  This was brought to my attention through one of the Prophezine’s email newsletters and it prompted me to contact Best Buy to issue my complaint.  To quote from the newsletter, “A company spokeswoman – Dawn Bryant – announced they would not use the word “Christmas” in their advertising: “We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them.”

That line of thinking is disturbing to me for a number of reasons, but what really disturbed me was the fact that on the heels of that announcement came an advertisement with a blurb for Muslims, and their upcoming holiday!  Go figure!  So, on one hand, Best Buy cannot use the word “Christmas,” because it is not inclusive of Muslims, I would surmise.  So, instead of adding comments and good wishes for all regarding the “several” holidays that occur during this time of year, apparently Best Buy believes it more expedient (read: politically correct), to ignore Christians, while giving props to Muslims.  Is it because Best Buy is afraid of what might happen if they do not acknowledge Muslims specifically, or because they don’t care if Christians feel ignored and/or rejected?  Do they not think that Christians actually spend money at Best Buy?  This is one Christian who will no longer participate in the practice of making purchases at Best Buy and I informed them of my decision.  Interestingly enough, both individuals I spoke with at corporate offices were in agreement with me.  Both apologized and one even said, “I agree with you, sir!  I might get in trouble for that (due to the fact that her words were recorded along with the entire phone call), but I don’t care!  They do NOT take Christ out of my Christmas!”  To that, I simply said a hearty “Amen!”

It appears to be another asinine move by a corporation.  Instead of including good wishes to all parties who celebrate some type of holiday this time of year, they remove an indirect reference to Christianity, replacing it with good wishes to another particular religious group.

If you feel like calling Best Buy to make your voice heard, feel free to contact them at: 1-888-237-8289. Apparently, according to the people I spoke with, they have been receiving a good amount of complaints.  I’m glad to hear it!

Entry filed under: Atheism and religion, Life in America, Posttribulational Rapture, Pretribulational Rapture, Religious - Christian - End Times, Religious - Christian - Prophecy, Religious - Christian - Theology.

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2 Comments

  • 1. Sherry  |  December 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    While I don’t celebrate the christianized pagan holiday of Christ Mass (I call it the church’s first seeker friendly bait and switch tactic) I do not like seeing this pc garbage happening to a holiday that has survived in America since the late 1800s unassaulted by any other people group to the point it has these last few years. This is infringing on free speech and kowtowing to a certain group over another. And that is what irks me. I, too, haven’t shopped at Best Buy because of this very thing and I don’t intend to ever. I will say Happy Holidays because Christ Mass does offend me and plus I do not know what the faith of an individual may be and I do believe in being respectful. I can imagine what it would feel like to be told, Happy Eid by a salesclerk.

    On another note, since WalMart puts employees through Muslim sensitivity training, I wonder if they would put Muslim employees through Christian, Jew, homosexual, and unbelievers sensitivity training? 😕

    • 2. modres  |  December 22, 2011 at 5:21 PM

      I can’t imagine that Wal-Mart goes to that extent regarding equal “sensitivity training.” 🙂 Of course, Islam is the only “religion” I know of where it’s perfectly fine to kill someone who is not part of your own religious ideology…


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