According to “Newsweek,” Brazil almost closes during the World Cup games and may lose $1.2 billion in the process. According to the magazine, even churches close their doors and gun traffickers may even call a truce when the ball is rolling. However, electronics stores see a run on TVs and bars do a banner business.
It appears the U.S. doesn’t have a monopoly on the things that can draw one away from God. Even the same rationalizations used in the U.S. for rejecting the services of the church could be (and probably are) made in Brazil.