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No Matter Your Religion Be Thankful!

Whether Christian or Muslim, Hindu or Athiests, you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as an American.

On friendlyatheist.com, the author references a quote by a fellow atheist about what he was thankful for this Thanksgiving. The respondent is quoted as saying, “I give thanks to the turkey that gave its life, the plants on our table, to the Earth itself for being abundant,” in his quote in the Salt Lake Tribune. Whether you believe a creator created those things may not matter during this very American holiday. While the Puritan pilgrims, who celebrated the first feast that we honor with this day of thanks, did it for religious reasons, there really is not too much religion left in a day focused on stuffing oneself full, watching football and shopping.

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Part 3 of “Youth & Religion” posts today

I used to love on television mini-series when they would say “And now the stunning conclusion of…” to promote the last of a series.

I’d like to think this last portion of the interview and series is the best. Of course, it’s where you’ll find the bulk of my commentary.

From here, you’re likely to see my article sweep through atheism for a while. Like I’ve said before I tend to run article in series (with articles on gay rights, Muslim rights, immigrant rights). Right now, I’m focused on atheism, agnosticism and skepticism. I wrote an article (scroll down) focused on skepticism earlier this month. This series on “Youth & Religion” featured an atheist and I’m looking for opportunities with Thanksgiving next week to feature a story on who are atheists thankful to – themselves? I will also be part of Examiner.com’s forthcoming series “War on Christmas”. Until then…click the link below to read the finale to the “Youth & Religion” series and interview. Thanks for reading.

Click here to read \”Youth & Religion, Part 2: For Better or Worse?\”

“Youth & Religion” What does an Atheist & Catholic Seminary Student Have in Common?

It actually may surprise you how much the two have in common. At least the two Millennials I interviewed for Part 2 in my series. Atheism is the fastest growing religion in the U.S. and Catholicism is the fastest declining. I thought it’d be interesting to the get the perspective  from two members of the Millennial generation. It’s actually a pretty informative interview. In fact, there’s so much content (6 pages) that the second half of the interview won’t be posted until tomorrow.

Click here to read the \”Youth & Religion Interview: It\’s Complicated\”