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Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 12:44:03 AM   
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Yaaaaay, being Canadian means I got to eat turkey dinner tonight with friends.

Pity you need to wait till next month in the US.

Oh well, it will happen.

I'm thankful I'm me. Because of a lot of reasons. Like I'm not being subjected to unfortunate news.
I DO hope your eventual Thanksgiving is safe and a good one everyone.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 1:08:44 AM   
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Have a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.



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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 10:02:14 AM   
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What is Thanksgiving? I always saw it as typical Americans wanting two Xmas days:)

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 12:12:50 PM   
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My understanding is that the Canadian Thanksgiving is a harvest festival which many cultures have. The American Thanksgiving is a day set aside to give thanks to God, at least that as the intent when President Lincoln started it during the US Civil War.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 12:26:14 PM   
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Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.

I had them say what they were thankful for (challenged one to say it without mentioning God :) ).
Me, I said I was thankful I was me. Because I could be someone that had lost their home for many reasons in 2020.

It's to me, just a good opportunity to have a good turkey dinner with friends and to focus on what you are thankful for.
And that's to some extent what I use Christmas for as well. Easter, yet another good turkey dinner moment with friends.
But they also coincide with seasonal moments. Thanksgiving, when all the harvest is over. Christmas, the conclusion of another year. Easter, the end of winter, and the beginning of spring.

I welcome any reason for a good turkey dinner. Canada day is another good option. You guys do Independence Day

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 12:34:02 PM   
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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!


PS As an American that does sound a little funny to say but I enjoy the spirit of it with our Canadian brethren, I once had the British equivalent I think, Boxing Day, we had turnips and they were quite tasty, never had them before and some apple type turnovers it was great.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 12:36:44 PM   
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Well spoken, MrsWargamer.

Sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving, and a splendid turkey dinner.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 6:45:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.


Is it possible for you to say what changed you to an atheist from Christian, without getting this thread locked?

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 7:54:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP

quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.


Is it possible for you to say what changed you to an atheist from Christian, without getting this thread locked?


I would suggest private messages for this if she wants to discuss this.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 8:03:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LarryP

quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.


Is it possible for you to say what changed you to an atheist from Christian, without getting this thread locked?


Well, it was a process. Too many portions of the Bible actually did it. Funny eh, most atheists will tell you, it's because they read the whole thing. But, it was a news item I saw on YouTube. Watching a woman in Indonesia with her daughter with her, blowing herself up while on a motorbike. Something in me snapped. I'm a parent. I was horrified she could kill her daughter like that. I realized I no longer wished to be connected to any religion.

No politics here. Religious behaviour is what killed religion for me.

I'm ok with friends indulging their beliefs, but, only as long as they keep it to themselves.
I don't mind them talking about it. I don't mind them practicing it. But the moment they subject another too it by force, they have crossed a line with me.

I am not a heathen. I don't 'hate' God. I'm not pagan. I'm not spiritual.
Atheism is the refusal to accept that which has no proof.
I also don't accept unproven science. String theory is an idea we can't prove.
Dark energy/matter has no evidence (at this time).
Other dimensions, as much as the idea makes sense, has no proof.

But I know the world isn't flat.
I know Darwin's theory has been subjected to rigorous tests.
We are not descended from apes. We just have common ancestors, if you look back far enough.
Follow the mothers. Not the men.

The universe is an incredible place. And we are still discovering so much.
And I have seen so much of it.
I don't need God, to be made humble. Hubble did a superb job of that for me.

I am soooo thankful for my education.

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 8:07:25 PM   
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Oh, and man am I thankful for Jo's work on Second Front.

Man, that game is going to be so incredible.
If it is as good as it currently looks, I might never have time to play another wargame ever again. And my friend Eric might not need to return my ASL collection :)

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RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/12/2020 9:06:58 PM   
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Actually, it was George Washington & co. who first instituted U.S. Thanksgiving. See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Thanksgiving_Proclamation

And actually, more so than Christmas, Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. is the main occasion when family members, near and far, come together.

At our home, we feast on

  • Thanksgiving Day -- turkey
  • Christmas Eve/Day -- ham
  • Easter -- leg of lamb
  • my birthday -- Beef Stroganoff (yum!)

    and so many other goodies (and spirits!) on the side.

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/13/2020 12:30:11 AM   
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    MrsWargamer; Thank you for sharing that information and answer to my question. I'm glad you have not sold out to science instead. I know the rules here so I leave you in peace.

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/13/2020 1:35:48 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto

    At our home, we feast on

  • Thanksgiving Day -- turkey
  • Christmas Eve/Day -- ham
  • Easter -- leg of lamb
  • my birthday -- Beef Stroganoff (yum!)

    and so many other goodies (and spirits!) on the side.


  • Hmm, I think I'd enjoy your place :)


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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/21/2020 2:24:21 AM   
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    I cooked a pair of geese instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago as a change of pace.
    Tonight when I get home from work it's nachos with chorizo, cheddar & pepper jack, fresh jalapenos & salsa :-)
    At 1:00 AM. This ought to be an interesting night for dreams LOL

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/21/2020 10:38:16 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

    Oh, and man am I thankful for Jo's work on Second Front.

    Man, that game is going to be so incredible.
    If it is as good as it currently looks, I might never have time to play another wargame ever again. And my friend Eric might not need to return my ASL collection :)

    I don't know it... or maybe I do but my memory is failing me. Which game is this?

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/21/2020 1:16:29 PM   
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    This is the game's page.

    https://www.secondfront.games/

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/21/2020 2:54:26 PM   
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    Thanksgiving also in Canada? I am amazed. I always thought it was a typical USA celebration.
    Well, today I learned one more thing about America: turkeys can only flee to Mexico.


    Good dinner with friends!

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/21/2020 3:59:12 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: berto


    Actually, it was George Washington & co. who first instituted U.S. Thanksgiving. See:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Thanksgiving_Proclamation

    And actually, more so than Christmas, Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. is the main occasion when family members, near and far, come together.

    At our home, we feast on

  • Thanksgiving Day -- turkey
  • Christmas Eve/Day -- ham
  • Easter -- leg of lamb
  • my birthday -- Beef Stroganoff (yum!)

    and so many other goodies (and spirits!) on the side.


  • These are pretty typical (except for the Beef Stroganoff ) default holiday meal plans nationally.

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/22/2020 11:50:43 AM   
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    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! It's good to get together with friends and just celebrate life and what it has offered!

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/22/2020 12:56:28 PM   
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    Canadian Thanksgiving is a harvest festival . . .

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    RE: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/26/2020 4:11:32 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: LarryP

    quote:

    ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

    Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
    I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.


    Is it possible for you to say what changed you to an atheist from Christian, without getting this thread locked?



    Yes, save us all from this can of worms. To each his own. Just to lift the lid on the can a bit:

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/atheism-agnosticism/

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