Just a comment on belief… atheists can be thankful,too.

Someone asked me how I could be thankful on Thanksgiving with no belief in a creator on high.

It’s time to reveal a reality: Atheists can be thankful,too.

We don’t thank a holy individual.

We thank our families and our friends and the celebrated and the anonymous.

We are thankful for good things that have happened to us and thankful just to be alive and surviving in the great wide world.

We are thankful to have a means of expression (like this blog, or community theatre plays, or radio shows, or art, or the basic freedom of speech.)

We are thankful that we can share all these things with each other and hope to continue to for years to come.

See? It’s not hard to conceive of a thankful atheist. It’s much harder for us to conceive of an invisible deity pulling the strings.

 

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on November 24, 2011, in creativity, editorial, Education, ethics, event, Family, Opinion, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am proud to call you a fellow West Virginian, although you weren’t born and breed. I to have a hard time thinking some puppet ghost in the sky pulls any strings, although that would be a sight to see and probably an over produced mess (I see lots of lights and dry ice!) I am so glad to find you (so far!)

  2. Nice – I especially like your ending comment.

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