This is something that has bothered me for several years, but this headline from yesterday was the final straw:
Shoppers Were So Obsessed With Black Friday Deals They Left Their Infants UnattendedHave we lost our mind?!?
Ok, so don't answer that.
The purpose of Thanksgiving is to express Gratitude to God for His bountiful provision. It's also about fellowship with family and friends. I checked the other day, and I didn't see anything about hot deals on flatscreen TV's in the Mayflower Compact.
The trend-line is obvious. 2012 was the first year stores opened at 8pm Thursday. In the next few years, unless our culture changes, people will start eating on Wednesday so they can shop on Thursday.
This is insane.