Monday, October 14, 2013

Atheist Free-Market Thanksgiving Blessing

Thank you to all of the people, around the world, who have worked hard so that the world may become a better place and that we may enjoy some of the fruits of their labour in this glorious meal. May they receive proper compensation for their toil and may that work lead them to their due wealth and happiness. Through each individual's efforts, day by day, may we keep working, as each person can best contribute, to make the planet a better place to live.

At my thanksgiving dinner this weekend, I actually said a blessing somewhat similar to this. Most of the people present are atheists and I think it went over well. Someone mentioned farmers and I began spouting off the other jobs that I was thinking of that directly contributed to the meal - food processors, truck drivers, store workers, business people and yes, bankers who finance the operations.

All people who work to support themselves are contributing to a better planet. We owe it to each other to keep this whole system working.

FYI, Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving.

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