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Do you think Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday and why if so?


Of course I know many religions and non religions celebrate Thanksgiving but I always think of it as a Christian holiday and just wonder what others think.

 

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Yes all may celebrate it I don't argue that but who do the ones who give thanks give thanks to? Who did the first ones give it to?


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    True; but giving thanks is usually to a higher power & in America early days there were not all the religions of today but in fact it was an escape to this new world to worship Christ. I did an article on the earliest being Moravian. Even the Boo


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I believe Christians were the first to celebrate it (or started it) but I don't suppose one has to be Christian to celebrate it.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    No and I don't blame them the way we are supporting illegals by the millions and have stuck the natives in a corner with not so much as a thank you so I certainly would not blame them for that at all. Nonetheless; we most are most thankful.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I can't imagine giving thanks if not to the Lord. Guess I never dreamed it was anything but.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    You know I just asked an innocent question knowing the answer in my heart of course but it certainly is wonderful dear sister of mine to have you bring in documentation! Of course I know your heart also knew before looking. But I thank you. Big hug.


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    Jackie Lynnley 24 months ago

    It would be for everyone for sure but it had a beginning and the ones who gave it the name were Christian.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    Sure sounds like it and this nation was started for Christianity if I recall my history correctly being the reason we came here?


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    No the Natives were not Christian but they gave thanks to God; as did the pilgrims. Did they think it was the same God? In fact; was it? Who can say. Giving thanks; nonetheless, to a higher power.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    You have made a beautiful comment Michael and so true. Peace to you and yours too!

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    It is about giving thanks but thanks to whom?


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    Jackie Lynnley 24 months ago

    That is a thought there; for sure. Such a shame too.