As Thanksgiving is upon us i got to thinking…I know that Christian households can spend time thanking God for their many blessings on this day. But who do unbelievers thank?
You always hear of general thoughts like…”i am thankful for my job”…”i am thankful for my family”, but who are they really giving thanks to?
If pressed, would an unbeliever admit that being thankful for their job is really thanking themselves for having the skill to perform their job?
Is being thankful for their family really thanking their parents for bringing them into this world?
Or is it just a general feeling of thankfulness with no direct object to direct the thankfulness towards?
Thanksgiving without the proper object as its focus is just as bad as faith without the proper object as its focus.