Dear Godless Girl

I Do Care.

I’m sorry I haven’t been writing actively as of late. I sit here in my chair after a weekend of relaxation, escape, and nature only to find myself back in the machinery of life—the mechanical nature of my habits, my job, and my schedules. And it makes me ponder a Read more…

Christianity

Dear Godless Girl: Saying Grace?

On the rare days when I check my email (read: I'm a lazy bum), I often find questions or objections that deserve posts of their own. I do not claim to be wise nor exhaustive in my ideas, but I hope my thoughts on these topics will be helpful to those who ask. [caption id="attachment_3286" align="aligncenter" width="528" caption="Saying grace before carving the turkey in the home of Earle Landis, Neffsville, November 1942. (Photo from Penn State Live) "]saying grace 1942[/caption]

On Saying Grace

I read your blog post "Do You Participate When You Don't Believe?" and I was wondering... I was brought up in a heavily Christian family and we always say Grace on holidays- especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. How can I avoid this politely and without offending anyone? --Nicole (Colie the Magical Closet Atheist)
See my answer after the break. (more…)