Thursday, November 25, 2010
My daughter asked me* what Thanksgiving was all about. I considered a lie, but then remembered that as an atheist, I don't have any made up tales that I am culturally pressured into telling her, so I get to be honest. So, I told her the truth, that Thanksgiving is a day for a bunch of overfed, overprivileged people to celebrate how fat and overpriveleged they are by eating too much food.
I left out the 'stealing land from the indians' thing. I need something to tell her next year, don't I?
*The conversation detailed in this blog post may not have actually happened.