Carol Platt Liebau: The Most "American" Holiday

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Most "American" Holiday

Here's my piece on why I believe that Thanksgiving is one of the most distinctly "American" holidays of all -- with some of the most beautiful hymns.

6 Comments:

Blogger Editor said...

Well it wasn't so great for those millions of Native Americans that were killed by the explorers and the settlers. Of course American schools don't teach us about who we really are as a nation, a true study of history. So we never really question ourselves or our leaders. So we are free to be consumers and waste time on rather mindless and useless activities.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

What a great article. Even holding it on a Thursday has a religious connection. For Christians, the most famous event on a Thursday was the Last Supper--the Ultimate thanksgiving feast---rooted, of course, in Judaism's Passover. Truly secular, but firmly rooted in our faith traditions.

7:25 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Useless activities like time with family and friends and a few minutes to consider the blessings that we have?

Editor I truly feel sorry for what appears to be your empty life. I hope you can find a way to find fullfilment through building something of value rather than seeking to destroy the values of others.

Happy Thanksgiving sir.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

Carol, I thought you were moderating personal attacks on this site. Obviously not!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I give thanks for the opportunity to engage in such mindless and useless activities, as well as those like debating mindless and useless individuals. To them also I hope for God's grace and blessings, for without them, we'd only have reasonable, like-minded folk with whom to debate, and where's the fun in that?

11:44 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

C'mon editor... it read more like concern for your emotional wellbeing than an "attack".

Based on what I've read here, I have hard time imagining you as a person who smiles much... if ever.

4:34 PM  

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