TheEncogitationer posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago
Simon, I saw that more as a sermonette than a prayer.
Also, one can feel good about the things you have without either acknowledging the existence of a Supernatural Being and without Anthropomorphizing the Earth or The Universe, such as with the name Gaia.
And you can have a regard and reverence for youself without disregarding other selves and without seeing yourself as the Center of the Universe.
(By the way a center means a middle point between two end points. If the Universe is everything that exists and nothing exists outside of it, then the Universe has no end point and thus no center.)
I don’t know. It made me feel good, when I heard it. I think it’s a successful little message that is based in facts.
If you don’t feel good about facts. what are you going to feel good about?
Srmarmy Christian sometimes ask the question: “Who does an Atheist thank on Thanksgjving?”
If I am asked, my reply will be: “I thank the person or persons who devoted their sink space for two days to thaw a giant bird , then devoted oven space to cooking that giant bird for up to 6 1/4 hours at 325 Degrees Fahrenheit, in addition to cooking the Honeybaked Ham, turkey dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked macaroni and cheese, and pumpkin and apple pies.”
“I also thank the people who work on Thanksgiving such as The Military, First Responders, and the people at The Butterball Hotline who give cooking advice, the convenience store clerk selling gas and libations for the occasion, as well a retail workers preparing stores for the next day’s Black Friday Sales fracas.”
“I thank the Ipeople who got here first for showing The Pilgrims the food bounty of this Continent as well as The Pilgrims for choosing privately-owned plots over the Communism of The Mayflower Compact.”
“And that’s just off the top of my head. There’s a whole Universe more to thank.” 😁