New Civilization News: Thanksgiving - Hope in a Dark Time    
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27 Nov 2002 @ 20:54, by Craig Lang

On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, there doesn't appear on the surface to be much to celebrate. We teeter on the brink of war. The environment seems to be lurching toward oblivion. We seem to be caught between one faction of the world that wants to terrorize us, and another that wants to tyranize us.

Yet even while the world seems to be going to Hell in a handbasket, there is still room for hope and thanks giving. Why? Because we are human. We care, we love, we think, we feel, and above all, we ARE.

At this time, when the material world seems to be at its bleakest, we need to realize that it is just that - the material world. And we are spirits living in the material world - warm little sparks of God, living in human bodies. And when things in the outside world get realy hosed, we still have this for comfort.

So when it seems like there isn't much to be thankful for on this day, we can remember that we are still able to form that or any other viewpoint. This means that we are conscious, spiritual beings with free will. And to me, that in itself is enough to be thankful for.


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28 Nov 2002 @ 00:14 by jazzolog : A Beautiful Entry
Your thoughts make me especially grateful to be in NCN, among such wonderful people.  

28 Nov 2002 @ 05:47 by spiritseek : BLESS YOU AND OTHERS
I love you all as my spiritual family and so thankful that we can come together and learn what love is all about!HAPPY THANKS-GIVING  

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