Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On Gratitude

Since Thanksgiving is coming up tomorrow, I thought I'd share Bill Vallicella's meditation on the topic of gratitude, especially on whether atheists can be grateful for the existence of the world despite disbelieving in God.

Gratitude, of course, is one of the virtues of justice by which we give what is due (worship) to God as Creator of the world, for "in him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28). We also we give thanks, to a lesser extent, to our parents, friends, and others who have helped us.

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