Agnostics/Atheists, To Whom Do They Give Thanks?

by african GB Member 28 Replies latest jw friends

  • african GB Member
    african GB Member

    Christians thank God/Jesus when things go well for them,

    Muslims thank Allah,

    JWs thank Jehovah,

    Bhudists thank Bhudda,....etc.

    What about Atheists and Agnostics?

  • zoiks

    Well, when we have dinner I thank my wife for the wonderful meal...


    The neighbour who plowed my driveway..

    ................. ...OUTLAW

  • changeling

    If someone does something nice for me, I thank them.

    If good things happen in my life and someone is directly responsible, I make a point of thanking them.

    If good things happen in my life as a consequence of my hard work or wise choices, I use this as an incentive to keep up the good work.

    Conversely, if bad things happen in my life as a consequence of my negligence or poor choices, I use this as an impetus to change for the better.

  • donny

    I thank whomever showed me kindness or provided me a service.


  • frankiespeakin

    Sometimes due to residual indoctrination, force of habit I find myself thanking God but that is more and more a rarity

  • changeling

    Gratitude and appreciation are not exclusive to "believers".

  • changeling

    On the subject of gratitude: has anyone else found that JW's seldom sent "thank you" notes? This always irked me.

    I may not believe in God, but I've always been a big believer in thank you notes. :)

  • sir82

    What an odd question.

    Thankful humans, whether believers in God or not, give thanks to the person(s) responsible for acts of kindness.

  • changeling

    I don't think the question was odd. Many believers see agnostics and atheists as less than pond scum. Let them ask their questions, maybe they'll walk away enlightened. :)

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