Humane Religion Magazine
November - December 2008 Issue
Giving Thanks for What?
By Mary T. Hoffman
Thanksgiving Day – most people participated in unspeakable cruelty simply by taking part in a “turkey dinner.” Of course, the majority would deny any wrongdoing and claim that they don’t know (and don’t want to know!), et cetera. But “they are without excuse” according to Romans 1:20.
As for us, we’re thankful that years ago we opened our hearts to God’s prompting and allowed Him to teach us about His creation. Yes, “allowed”! Humans are given free choice. Unfortunately, the majority choose to avoid the truth and, instead, fall for Satan’s lies (John 8:44) and the self-serving pronouncements of their false prophets in sheep’s clothing (Matthew 7:15). As the prophet Jeremiah said: (Jeremiah 5:30-31)
There is no excuse (Romans 1:20) for even Job acknowledged that the truth is all around us: (Job 12:7-10)
And unfortunately, most people will do the same hard of heart things on Christmas.