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…)


Hawaii Senate Ends Daily Prayer

Remember Mitch Kahle, the leader of Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church who was assaulted after protesting unconstitutional Christian prayers the Hawaii state Senate? Not only was he found not guilty of disorderly conduct, but the Hawaii Senate has now unanimously voted to end all daily prayers. Read more…