Open Thread: How Has Thanksgiving & Other Holidays Changed For You?

Open Thread: How Has Thanksgiving & Other Holidays Changed For You? November 27, 2015
Sunset at the park on Thanksgiving Day. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer
Sunset at the park on Thanksgiving Day. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

Yesterday it seemed like Facebook was filled with all sorts of tales of hostile Thanksgiving pasts and worries about how sideways the holiday could go due to the presence of fundamentalist Christian relatives or your loud uncle Larry that drinks a little bit and then proceeds to yell out his love for the most awful politicians ever. Turkey Day’s filled with pumpkin pie and indigestion.

Benjamin L. Corey has a very funny Formerly Fundy Bingo card up on his Facebook page that suits what some have to deal with from friends and relatives during the holidays.

Instead of  asking a why do QF people do that type question we’re asking how have the holidays changed for you since you left you old faith or church behind? Do you still eat with family that still believe as you once did? Or have you established new holiday traditions? Have coping strategies that work for you and might benefit others? Sound off in the comments below.

Yesterday my difficult semi-fundamentalist task was trying to explain to one elderly relative that forcing the Syrian refugees to simply go home was not a workable plan, trying to get her to see that the problems in Syria aren’t simple ones.  Another relative was upset over politics, wanting to elect one of the least qualified politicians because he’s promising to kick everyone’s rear that doesn’t like up with fundamentalist thinking in the America. The struggle is real and involved wine.

How about you? Did you have to deal with the fallout of your choice to leave your old life behind?

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