As Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, so Christmas has officially begun with Black Friday.
I have been looking for a nice Advent Calendar with a manufacturer coupon on each date. But all I can find are ones with Bible verses or German chocolates.
To what extent does the fundamental knowledge acquisition mechanism of religious faith — which is to say, to uncritically and unconditionally accept fantastic stories and bizarre language — groom groups into uncritical consumers? Could it be that the purchasing habits of Christians are, on the whole, more consistent than their beliefs?