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Old 11-24-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Default Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

To all forum members,
Remember it is a uniquely American Holiday.
Drive safe. Have fun.
Enjoy the in-laws!

Quick riddle:
What's the difference between in-laws and outlaws?






















Outlaws are wanted!
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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I'm still too new here (< 2 years) to have solid input on the "why I love/hate Long Island" forums...but I can give much thanks to the regulars on these boards who made it a lot easier adjusting to our new home.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanksgiving is the most unique day on the American calendar: it's the only day set aside as a day of thanking G-d, that is celebrated, each in their own manner, by the 3 Abrahamic religions.

The American pilgrims, who originated the Thanksgiving holiday, were deeply religious people. When they were trying to find a way to express their thanks for their survival and for the harvest, they looked to the Bible for an appropriate way of celebrating and based their celebration in part on the 7-day Jewish Biblical Festival of Sukkot (Lev. 23:33-43).

There is an almost unbroken line of presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations, beginning with George Washington on October 3, 1789, with one thing in common: Thanksgiving Day is a day for thanking G-d.

Portions of many of the past presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations were included in the resurrected New York Sun's annual "Thanksgiving" editorial, before the Sun stopped publishing.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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Happy Thanksgiving, all!
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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Walter, you were reading my mind and yet I must say you put it a lot better/more profound than I ever could. And they (albeit on the day we call "Columbus Day") celebrate it in Canada too!

Happy turkey everyone! And may the Giants start winning consecutively again!
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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Be safe and enjoy the holidays.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:09 AM
 
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Gee, Walter! The intent of my post was to wish everyone a good National Holiday. Now I see you have hijacked it in support of the mythical construct you believe in. I am an atheist, and what you have done to my original thread upsets me. I do not wish to think of the tens of millions of people slaughtered in the name of your G-d. Probably even those Native Americans that helped the Pilgrims initiate this holiday suffered from the relentless push of religion. I did not want to spend Thanksgiving pondering why this evil that you revere causes pain and suffering to millions. All I wanted to say was

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:08 AM
 
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I'm still too new here (< 2 years) to have solid input on the "why I love/hate Long Island" forums...but I can give much thanks to the regulars on these boards who made it a lot easier adjusting to our new home.

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm new here too, but I have to say I've learned a lot about areas on Long Island by being here. Its been a wealth of information as I am house hunting. One example was that I had no idea about the plume in the Setauket area and I was considering going there. I appreciate all the help that everyone here has given me.

Happy Thanksgiving all!
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Gee, Walter! The intent of my post was to wish everyone a good National Holiday. Now I see you have hijacked it in support of the mythical construct you believe in. I am an atheist, and what you have done to my original thread upsets me.

Hijack? I don't think so.

That National Holiday that you cite -- "Remember it is a uniquely American Holiday." -- is an uniquely American national day of giving thanks to the Almighty. It has been an uniquely American national day of giving thanks to the Almighty from its inception.

According to the Thanksgiving - November 22, 2006 - The New York Sun, "When George Washington issued his first Thanksgiving proclamation -- on October 3, 1789, in New York City -- he noted that Congress had requested that he recommend to the people 'a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty G-d.' He set aside Thursday, November 26, 1789, 'to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.'"

There is an almost unbroken line of presidential Thanksgiving Proclamations since Washington's Proclamation.

If we are not giving thanks to the Almighty, then who are we giving thanks to? I'd really like to know.
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