Carol Platt Liebau: Blessings Rare in Human History

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blessings Rare in Human History

As this Thanksgiving week kicks off, the incomparable Mark Steyn extols the miracle that is America.

He begins by noting that he "think[s] of Thanksgiving as the most American of holidays."

Me, too. In fact, writing about Thanksgiving three years ago, I characterized it as the most American holiday of all.


Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

Thanksgiving is the only secular holiday inescapably infused with religious meaning.

Thanksgiving is a secular Holy Thursday. The institution of the eucharist [Greek for "gratitude"] took place on a Thursday as does this celebration and I think that is not a mere coincidence. And let's not forget that the Last Supper was a Passover seder.

I agree there's no escape from the religious meaning.

8:51 PM  

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