Just as there is nothing inherent in atheism that makes someone immoral, there is nothing about today’s story that makes it singularly Christian. That is to say that people do bad things, behave badly and are less than altruistic and not surprising very often on the lookout for themselves. Greedy willing to take advantage of any situation such like the near looting of a Wal-Mart in LA, though Wal-Mart is complicit in the shopping spree.
At two separate Wal-Mart locations in Louisiana, Mansfield and Springhill respectively, grocery shoppers made off with cart load after cart load of food. Quoting Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd–Some customers were pushing more food than any household could store in a refrigerator and freezer. I saw people drag out eight to ten grocery carts, he said. . . . “There was no food left on any of the shelves, and no meat left. The grocery part of Walmart was totally decimated.” He said one customer made about $700 in food purchases.
What was the cause of all the pandemonium? The States computer system went down causing an outage in the Food Share program. The EBT cards used to make purchases didn’t register a limit. At this point in the story I wondered why just these two stores? Oh yeah that’s right it’s Wal-Mart and they drove the competition out of town. Nope not this time around, other stores refused to honor the EBT card while the state’s computers were down. The manger of the Springhill store called corporate headquarters seeking advice. Chief Lynd informed the manger that he had a right to refuse however the upper management in formed the store manager to let it ride.
Funny thing is that both the wealthy and the poor took advantage of the state. However only poor will see any negatives stemming from the windfall. Wal-Mart will get paid, having the best existing stores single sales day at these two stores since Black Friday both in the past and perhaps the future. Major changes to the Food Share program are no doubt in the works. The poor and not the wealthy will take all the blame for the feeding frenzy. Both are equally culpable, and what are the odds that in the bible belt that some of those involved had the moral superiority that comes from word of god? Yes, these hearers of the word, these holy men and women of god acting like they just wanted to sin.