Thanksgiving But for how long?
I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving today. As we all gather with our families and friends today here is something to keep in mind that I have noticed over the last couple of years the dechristianization of this Holiday. Most Christians know the history of Thanksgiving so I am not going to spend an elaborate amount of time on the history of Thanksgiving. What I would like to point out here is the condition in which we find Thanksgiving being encroached on by our postmodern humanistic culture. It seems that every year there is a little less "Christian" and a lot more humanistic culture in this holiday. This is specially can be pointed by the endless effort to push the traditional Black Friday sales into Thursday night and actual Thanksgiving and family time. While to most people this may not seem a big deal, to Christians this should raise some red flags about exactly how society views Thanksgiving. Yes it is no secret that for years Thanksgiving has been commercialized but in prior years Thanksgiving has been reserved as a day that has been off limits to the mad rush of the secularized world of greed. Now it seems that that secularization is creeping farther into the actual day of Thanksgiving. Sadly, this intrusion is welcomed by many, even Christians.
The question I asked your new short little observation of the present condition of Thanksgiving in our culture is; How long before our culture takes the observance of Thanksgiving which is very much rooted in Christian principal and makes it just another normal day for the secular world to drive their agenda of dechristianization another part of this nation? I'm fearful to say at this present rate that within a decade the observance of Thanksgiving will be no more than what we see today in other parts of the world. Again this is just a thought and observance of what I have seen over the past couple years and a trend that seems to be turning Thanksgiving more and more each year into a sales event in secular showmanship than an actual day of giving thanks. God bless and I wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving with her friends and family.