Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Students Free to Thank Anybody, Except God

Maryland public school students are free to thank anyone they want while learning about the 17th century celebration of Thanksgiving — as long as it's not God.

And that is how it should be, administrators say.

The whole point of Thanksgiving is to thank God. How can you teach someone about Thanksgiving without mentioning God at all? You can pretend the Pilgrims didn't thank God, you can pretend the Holocaust didn't happen, you can pretend islam is a peaceful religion, you can pretend Arafat was a great leader, and you can pretend there is no God, but the TRUTH stands.

But what teachers don't mention when they describe the feast is that the Pilgrims not only thanked the Native Americans for their peaceful three-day indulgence, but repeatedly thanked God.

What's wrong with teaching the TRUTH about a subject, even if it does make you a little uncomfortable? I would rather know the truth than some fairy tale made up to make me feel better about myself or others. Way too many people live in fantasyland these days anyway. Wake up.

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