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Lincoln Proclamation

Thanksgiving | political religion | repentance

Longing for a Real Thanksgiving

This year's lonely holiday offers a chance for national repentance...

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving | American religion | Native Americans

A Season of Myths

“Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (Götzendämmerung) This past week people in the USA entered the “season of myths” that runs from Thanksgiving through various religious holi...

November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving | Fast Day | Pilgrim-Wampanoag celebration | Fourth of July | National Day of Prayer

On Thanksgiving Day, Remember Fast Day -- Dean Grodzins

Americans have forgotten Fast Day, although it once was as important a holiday as Thanksgiving. In fact, it was paired with Thanksgiving and considered its necessary complement.   Thanksgiving and Fast Day originated together in colonial New Englan...

November 27, 2014