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…)