Justice, Not Grace

 Posted by on 26 November 2009 at 5:00 am  Ethics
Nov 262009

Our 1FROG Thanksgiving Dinner — hosted Chez Hsieh this year — has a traditional prayer. Can you guess what it is? (Have I mentioned it before? I have no idea.)

It is… wait for it … wait …

“Thank God we don’t have to pray!”

On a more serious note, Craig Biddle posted his Thanksgiving op-ed to Principles in Practice: Don’t Say Grace, Say Justice. It begins:

The religious tradition of saying grace before meals becomes especially popular around the holidays, when we all are reminded of how fortunate we are to have an abundance of life-sustaining goods and services at our disposal. But there is a grave injustice involved in this tradition. It is the injustice of thanking an alleged God for the productive accomplishments of actual men.

Go read the rest.

And Happy Thanksgiving!

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