Our experiences are forever beyond your ken.I cant imagine what it must be like to sit down around a Thanksgiving meal and eat without thanking the Lord. How awkward. How strange.
Why not? Gratitude has nothing to do with god beliefs unless you are grateful to a god instead of to reality, which is misdirected gratitude.for those who dont believe in Godwhy are they celebrating Thanksgiving?
Nobody. We are merely grateful, not thanking anybody.Who are they thanking?
You are completely out of touch with your nature. It is too late for you to learn what can only be learned living authentically.In the spirit of being thankful, what are they thankful for? If God didnt bless them, then are they eating turkey and green bean casserole in honor of their bosses? Their friends? The bank? The economy? The government? Their own accomplishments?[Darwin, or the science god?]
It's not for you to know.What exactly are they thankful for?
Not in the least.Whether you refer to him as God or just Divine Providence, the fact that you celebrate Thanksgiving at all implies that there is one to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.
In about four hours, we're meeting friends for a feast at a restaurant because nobody wants to cook. Our menu will be, "Waldorf salad, turkey, stuffing, cranberry, yams, pumpkin pie, wine and Kahlua for 190 pesos." That's just under fifteen bucks a head - thirty five dollars with tip. Can you blame is for preferring to go out rather than cooking ?If they are true to their belief, all atheists should be alone on Thursday, eating cold spaghetti.
There is no need to thank the chicken on the stick. It's ungrateful to do so.