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#1 of 4 Old 09-19-2002, 05:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i am new to this thread too! um.....the biggest thing i noticed is the comparison of Christian and Pagan holidays....Thanksgiving is not a Christian holiday! it's not a religious holiday at all! so there shouldn't be any conflict over Pagan vs. Christian with this one. unfortunately i don't have much family-of-origin, so i do a lot of celebrating "just us"....i love all holidays! so i do the thanksgiving in november, but also mabon. i don't have a problem having many opportunities for showing gratitude!
wow, Keisha, a Black Jewish Pagan. a woman of many talents!!! that's cool! boy i bet you ARE busy! tell some more about Kwannzaa. from what i do know it sounds like a very cool holiday.
i live in a very non-cosmopolitan area, so no coven *sniff* but our local UU is allowing the few Pagans in the congregation to do a Mabon ritual this saturday night. i am so excited! beforehand the babysitter is coming for dinner and we will have chili and cornbread too. and then there is a drumming on sunday!
i'm not totally Veg yet so probably this thanksgiving will have the turkey and etc. unless i get fed-up-with-meat by then (and i may well). if so, i will figure out something else! lots of winter squash at any rate. and grains. i don't know yet!
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um...the christians weren't the only ones giving thanks...so were the native americans...

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Welcome to the board mercyn.
I think the thread you're referring to is the one asking Pagans if they do Thanksgiving, Mabon, or both. I don't think the question was asked in terms of a Christian holiday verses the Pagan Sabat, but rather an issue of timing and stress since they are so close together. Mabon IS a thanksgiving holiday, so I think that some of us wonder why we do it twice, as it were. If my parenst weren't coming up for Thanksgiving we probably woudl not make a big deal out of it. The kids don't really liek the traditional Thanksgiving fare anyway.
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yep, that was the one. well, like i said before, i can do two (or more) parties and chances for feasting and giving thanks!! LOL i do like parties and food. and i do feel ever so grateful on a daily basis for my blessings!
thanks for the welcomes! what is TAO? i can tell you about "mercyn" right now.....i tried to come up with a magickal name years ago. i am descended directly from Governor William Bradford of the Mayflower and he had a daughter named Mercy, and the extra "n" is because i tried to make a name numerologically correct with my birth number. so it's mercyn. i pronounce it MER-sinn. it's technically incorrect because i used a 2-digit birth year but.....oh well, it fits. at the time i was big-time Gothic and it also acronyms into Necrym which sounded typically Goth-y. that's it!
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