I spent Sunday in downtown Kansas City and spent a while sitting in a chair near a chocolate shop. A black guy was on the corner and asking for change. Most people made the usual lame excuses and walked on by. Then an Amish family walked by and, when the beggar asked for change, the father said that he could not give because it was Sunday.
WTF ? You can't give money on Sunday? When did this become a rule. Didn't the priests criticize Jesus for healing on the Sabbath? And didn't Jesus tell them that he was minding God's business and they should piss off? Maybe it's just me, but not giving a couple of quarters to a beggar because it is Sunday seems like a rather perverse distortion of religion.