LOL! I just couldn't help myself! With all the Halloween questions I needed a change of pace. So.. here is the issue -- this is a holiday patently offensive to Native Americans. It marks the beginning of their being betrayed, abused and enslaved, when they welcomed new settlers with open arms and helped them survive. So, should this be celebrated? If you say yes -- Would you feel differently if it was something that marked the beginning of slavery for Black Americans? I've noticed that often with Native Americans people say "get over it" but they would never say that about other races - why do you think that is?
Answer by Feridust at 5:29 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:24 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by iloveyall2008 at 5:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:32 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by Patrina1981 at 5:33 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by DusterMommy at 5:35 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
I can celebrate what I am thankful for everyday. I love me some Thanksgiving...matter of fact its my favorite holiday with my family, but logically speaking, you can spend family time like that any day of the year. Just like Cmas...you can do gift giving any time of the year. It is not Jesus' bday anyway, nor does he say for us to celebrate it. (for real, if you give it some time to research you will find that your pastor is WRONG when he says it is!) Mothers Day, that too. You can show your mom some love on any given day. (I better still get my roses! LOL)
Commercial ladies. That is all it's about...sell sell sell.
Answer by Patrina1981 at 5:38 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Found somethign on it Feridust and I want to ask if this was the lie you mentioned http://www.2020tech.com/thanks/temp.html
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:06 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Â KristiS~ You're right...it did happen afterward, sorry I wasn't very clear.
Â I meant that Thanksgiving is rarely if ever referred to in the way in which it officially began in 1637 when the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony declared a day of Thanksgiving. He thanked God that returning Dutch and English mercenaries had eliminated 700 men, women and children of the Pequot tribe who had gathered for their annual Green Corn Dance. Over the next 100 years Thanksgiving was ordained as a day of thanking God for this "victory".
Thanksgiving is almost always mistakenly referred to as the day in 1621 when the Pilgrims sat down to a feast with some of the local Indians. The fact that Miles Standish actively sought the killing of a local chief just before that day is also nearly always left out.
Answer by Feridust at 6:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
Answer by Feridust at 6:13 PM on Oct. 21, 2008