A reader finds stuff in my column I didn’t put there:
…american atheists are as much citizens of the USA as anyone else, and
have every right to celebrate Thanksgiving as they see fit. If they don’t
believe in the same things you do, that is their right. If they don’t want
to pray to a God which they lack belief in, that is their right. If they
wish to dress up like Star Wars characters and act out their favorite scenes
before carving the turkey, that, too, is their right as well. If this
disturbs you, then perhaps you should consider moving to a country which
doesn’t allow such disturbing freedoms in the first place. Perhaps Iran
would be more to your liking.
As for scientists, evolution and Communism, one is not automatically a
Stallinist traitor for finding the scientific research of Darwin and those
who came after him to be reasonable and sound. That is a clumsy false
dichotomy to buy into, and you should know better than that.
Good day, then, and Happy Thanksgiving to you, however you wish to celebrate