Columnist Jim Griffith of The Times-Herald in Georgia doesn’t think atheists can have a wonderful Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving must be a terrible time for atheists. They have no God to thank.
They do not have the privilege of gathering with family and friends to express gratitude by saying: “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” An atheist on his deathbed faces serious uncertainties. Gazing upward, he pleads: “Oh God, if there is a God, please save my soul — if I have one.”
Apparently, we can’t be thankful for anything or anyone if God is not at the top of our list.
(Also: I’d love to know any atheist who has actually said those last words… or anything like it.)
You don’t need to thank God for anything. There are plenty of other people — living, breathing, existing people — that are truly deserving of that honor.
Who (or what) are you thankful for?