26 November 2020

Fr. Longenecker on Puddleglum, Atheists, and Thanksgiving Day

"Is there a link between atheism, Thanksgiving Day and Puddleglum, the Marshwiggle from Narnia?

"I wonder on this Thanksgiving Day, therefore, what the atheist does. I admit that he may nurture a simple attitude of gratitude for the good things in his life, but does he stop to ask why he should feel grateful in the first place?

"Stop and think. Why celebrate Thanksgiving if there is no one to thank?"

In a recent commentary based on Philippians 3:18-4:1, Father Dwight Longenecker (parish priest at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Greenville, SC) reflected on some of the aspects of Thanksgiving and our impulses to give thanks.

To access Fr. Longenecker's complete post, please visit:

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Puddleglum, Atheists and Thanksgiving Day (26 NOV 20)

Background information:

Dwight Longenecker - Catholic priest and author

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