My Thanksgiving Prayer

My Thanksgiving prayer is for perfect peace,
for atheists, Christians, Muslims, Jews,
for all to sit down at the glorious feast,
attained by the most incomparable news
of a King who called us sisters and brothers,
forgiving our foolish, desperate paths,
and paved the way for an us made from “others.”
Forever His perfect peace may it last.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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52 Responses to My Thanksgiving Prayer

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Mitch and I’ll stand in agreement with your prayer.

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  2. YBP says:

    Beautiful prayer Mitch! Sending. Love this Thanksgiving and always! ❤️💜💚🧡💛🧡💚❤️

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  3. meenawalia says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to u and ur family Mitch

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  4. Muslims will never come to the table of peace because of their hatred for God’s chosen people.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Two thoughts, Angel: 1) Not all Muslims hate Jews, 2) This is my prayer. Do I believe all will embrace it? No. But some–I pray many–will.

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      • Islam teaches hatred of the Jews. God is never ever going to wink at that.

        It’s one of the basic tenets of their belief system.

        I mean, that’s like saying, “Except for the Holocaust, Nazi’s were ok.”

        Peace is never going to exist without Jesus Christ. Muslims reject Jesus as God.

        Their god is not Jehovah.

        So there is never ever going to be peace there.

        But I think your a swell guy for wishing there could be. 🙂

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      • mitchteemley says:

        I’m not a universalist, Angel. My prayer is for changed hearts. That’s not a “swell guy wish” (thank you, though ;>), it’s a command (Matthew 5:44). Blessings.

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  5. smzang says:

    A huge Amen to your prayer.
    Wishing you and yours a day that feeds mind, body and soul. (no worries
    there…it’s a given when the Teemleys sit down together.) A quick aside,
    there is no such thing as gluttony on Thanksgiving day!…Not only that,
    anything/everything eaten between 8 a.m. and midnightish on Thanksgiving
    counts as one meal.) Have a Happy!!

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  6. msnyder1970 says:

    Very Nice Mitch, it warms me ❤

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  7. Kathleen Ellerman says:

    I echo your sentiments. Have a Blessed day.

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  8. Amen! May your thanksgiving be with you all year.

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family!

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  10. Erika Kind says:

    Happy Thanksgiving from my European corner to you and your family, Mitch!

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  11. joyroses13 says:

    Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Mitch!

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  12. Amen, beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving Mitch!🦃😊

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  13. TEP336 says:

    And forever will it last.

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  14. gregoryjoel says:

    I can’t think of a better Thanksgiving prayer! Thank you Mitch and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Blessing in this holiday season.

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  15. lprslr says:

    Amen. May G-d grant your supplications speedily…

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  16. Thank you for speaking this! Beautifully said.

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  17. Are you praying for all of us atheists who are put to brutal deaths by Christians and Muslims? Just asking for us atheists. I wonder how Christians or Muslims would feel if Atheists had the death penalty punishment for Christians and Muslims, like Christians want and Muslims have in 13 of their countries? I wonder why we atheists just don’t get off our butts and start doing unto Christians and Muslims like they been doing to us for centuries.

    Just like I often wonder why lgbts don’t just rise up and kick the asses of you Christians and Muslims who attack them and put them too to brutal deaths by murder. Or demand death penalty punishments for them.

    But you Christians and Muslims cannot see all the murderous horror you all bring to the world, with your unmitigated hate you all spew on a daily basis against us “vile evil atheists or lgbts”. One of these days? I hope Karma does come back and do unto you Christians and Muslims what you all been doing far too long to others.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Yes, I do pray for you. Wrong has been done in the name of many religions, as well as in the name of various atheist ideologies. Re. the death penalty: I can’t speak for Muslims, but I know Christians are widely divided on the subject, as are many atheists. I was for the death penalty when I was an atheist, but am not now. Re. LGBTQ people: I have many friends who identify as such, as do most of the Jesus-followers I know (some of whom are LGBTQ themselves). The “unmitigated hate” tag you’ve labeled all Christians with is no more accurate than it would be for me to lump all atheists together with the followers of Stalin or Pol Pot. I don’t hate you either, my friend. Although, from your words above (even though you don’t know me), you do a pretty convincing impression of hating me.
      ~Wishing you peace, Mitch

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      • Interesting how Pol Pot and Stalin? Also murdered atheists, teachers, and free thinkers in their purges huh? And how Stalin actually kept the Orthodox Church going in Russia huh? Or how Pol Pot was a Buddhist huh? I figured you would have also thrown in Hitler, but hey, with all the speeches and writings he gave stating that the Nazi movement was a Positive Christian movement etc? And he also killed atheists, free thinkers by the droves? Yeah, you Christians can no longer use Hitler as an example of atheism. And most of the examples you all use to poscribe to us atheists? Were actually committed in the name of Communism or other political movements huh?

        But when you come right down to body counts? Or mass slaughters? Or mass genocides? No group of people even come close to you Christians. From about 332 AD onward? Christian history proves this. Because starting in 332 AD? That is when Christians made it a death penalty punishment to be a Pagan and then? Slaughtered hundreds of thousands of pagans in the name of Christianity. And? Christians also loved to slaughter Jews, wiping out whole towns of Jews. Or hey, when are Christians going to admit to their committing the worst case of mass slaughter and genocide in recorded human history against us Native Americans of North, Central and South America? Or are you going to play the typical Christian denial lines of apologetic bullshit on this?Like we were just innocent Christiand defending ourselves from you vile, savage Natives who did not want to give us your land. So? We took it from ya by slaughtering you all, forcing you on death marches to death camps, and kidnapping your children and forcing them into our Christian brainwashing schools of death, rape, beatings, starvation and outright murder.

        Or how about the more recent genocides Christians have committed? Like in Bosnia or Somolia? Or how two psychotic ChristoTaliban Pastors of Hate from the US went to Uganda and help pass their infamous Ugandan Kill the Gays bill? Or how about closer to home with psychotic ChristoTaliban Matthew McLaughlin and his Sodomite Suppression Act ballot initiative he filed in California where he wanted Christians to have the right to blow off the heads of lgbts they see on the streets? Or say Walid and Theodore Shoebat, Steven Anderson, Donnie Romero and far too many others, who all demand brutal death penalty punishments for atheists and lgbts?

        All you Christians are guilty of this by association. And if you do not speak out against your ChristoTalibans? Then YOU approve of their actions. And then? YOU project all your Christian bullshit upon us atheists. But we atheists? Are used to you psychotic believers doing this to us.

        It is far past time? Christians accept and acknowledge all the evil their fellow Christians and Christianity has done to humanity, stop hiding behind freaking projection or what about ism bullshit and stop your being no better than the Muslim Taliban psychos you all hypocritically cry about.

        Oh and I do not hate you because I do not know you. But I hate your religion of hypocrisy, hate, death, bigotry, misogyny, mass genocides, forced conversions, and all the other evils and Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes Against the Children of the World perpetrated by Christians upon others.Your religion is covered in the blood of literally billions of innocent humans you Christians have butchered, slaughtered, tortured and murdered in your 1,700 year old religion. And it is time for you Christians? To reap all you have sown upon others. And pay for your crimes.

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      • Typical of you Christians to put words into atheists mouths that they never uttered huh?

        The “unmitigated hate” tag you’ve labeled all Christians with is

        I have NEVER labled all Christians with an unmitigaged hate tag. YOU show me where I have? Have I spoken out and shown far too many examples of Christians unmitigated hate towards others? Damn right I have. As a Cherokee Native American? I know all about the unmitigated hate displayed against my Native American ancestors by Christians and the unmitigated hate we still go through today from Christians. Especially? If we Natives ever dare to speak about what your Christian ancestors did to us? Or you Christians still do to us to this very day.

        I cannot think how many damn times on social media where I would be speaking about massacres performed by Christians against us Native Americans, like the Sand Creek Massacre, the Wounded Knee Massacre or the literally tens of thousands of other massacres of us Native Americans in North, Central and South America perpetrated by Christians and I get the same bullshit from Christians. Oh, we were the superior forces, god gave us these lands, so you can take it up with god, oh you Natives were the savages slaughtering each other before we got here (which is a bald faced fucking lie). Or how we savages deserved what we got and I should just shut the fuck up, go back to the res, drink my firewater, beat on my wife and kids and then go dance naked around the fire.

        But when we atheists? Speak of the literal Crimes Against Humanity that Christians started doing against others since 322AD? When Christians started their brutal ChristoTaliban programs of forced conversions? Or all the wars, the Inqusitions, etc that Christians have started? Or done? Then Christians meltdown and cry how we are hating on them, when all we are doing? Is exposing the well known hypocrisy of Christians with the very truth of their vile, evil actions.

        What right did Christians have in justifying what they did to Pagans, to Jews, to those they proclamed as witches and heretics? Or scientists? Or to Native Americans? Or to Africans? But you assholes always seem to either justify what you assholes did? Or you minimize what you all did. Or then? You all cry well the Pagans tortured us and persecuted us, yeah for about maybe 300 years, but instead of turning the other cheek to the Pagans? Christians just went out and slaughtered ten thousand times more Pagans than Pagans ever slaughtered Christians.

        Even to this day? When we stand up to your psychotic ChristoTaliban pastors of hate? YOU Christians attack us as the haters. We cannot win with you hypocrites.

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      • mitchteemley says:

        I’m sorry if I was mistaken in saying you label “all Christians” as perpetrators of “unmitigated hate.” Apparently you only mean some Christians, myself included, when you use the term “you Christians.” I would address your other statements, but see no point, since you are devoted to seeing me and others (again I am unclear just who qualifies as “you Christians”) pay for our crimes.

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      • YOU insult and denigrate and lie about us atheists here. YOU act like you are oh so morally superior to anyone else because you call yourself a Christian. And what is funny?

        Christians feel they got a right to cry about Muslims murdering them and how they are oh so persecuted by Muslims, but when it comes time to us atheists, or Native Americans, or lgbts to speak about all the evil that Christians have done to us? Why you all meltdown and call us haters.

        And I state? ALL Christians should pay for the Crimes Against Humanity and the Crimes Against the Children of the World perpetrated by Christians upon others. If you Christiand demand all Muslim Talibans pay for their crimes? Then why should we not be allowed to demand that Christians also pay for their crimes?

        Or do you Christians think you are all above the damn law? Cause it sure seems that damn way. How Christian hypocrisy is so rampant in that how you all seem to have no damn problem, insulting, denigrating, defaming and lying about us atheists, or about Pagans, or about lgbts, and many of the Psychotic ChristoTaliban Preachers of Hate and Death? Do in fact? Demand brutal death penalty punishments for us.

        And? If YOU Christians, or even Muslims THINK we atheists, or lgbts, or Pagans are going to continue to lay down and allow Christians and Muslims to keep persecuting us, keep murdering us? Without fighting back? I got news for you all.

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      • So, YOU explain to me why Atheists, Lgbts, Pagans and others should continue to lay down, without fighting back tooth and nail, against Christians and Muslims who demand our brutal death penalty punishments? Why should Atheists, LGBTS, and Pagans and others persecuted by Christians and Muslims lay down and die for you assholes without fighting back? What gives any of you Christians or Muslims the right to cry persecution when those you all persecute fight back against your religious Fascism insanity?

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      • mitchteemley says:

        I agree, my friend, that you should “fight back tooth and nail against Christians and Muslims who demand your brutal death penalty punishments.” I’ll fight with you.

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      • When I see hundreds of thousands of Christians protesting in front of the Westboro Baptist Church, or the churches of these ChristoTaliban Preachers of Hate, like Steven Anderson, Walid and Theodore Shoebat, Scott Lively, Rick Wiles, Matthew McLaughlin, Matt Barber, Charles Worley, and many of these other psychopathic ChristoTalibans preaching hate and death against atheists, lgbts and others? Like you all do against same sex marriage, or abortion? Then? I might believe ya.

        Or? When you all join all the victims of pedo priests and pastors and demand with us? The arrest and prosecution of all Pedo Pimps and Pedo priests and pastors, the ending of statute of limitations and sovereign immunity laws that protect these scumbags from arrest and prosecution?

        Then? I might believe that Christians are attempting to clean up their acts.

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Jesus prophesied that many false prophets would arise who would live and preach in contradiction to his teachings and character, some major, some minor. Westboro Baptist is a tiny, hateful cult, mostly members of a single family, that has been denounced by virtually every American church. I myself have denounced it in various media. I have spent far more time denouncing wolves in the flock (pedophile priests, adulterous pastors, etc.). If you knew me you would know that I stand for what I believe in every day–when, where and how I believe it will have the most impact. The reason I have not protested the others you mention above is that I have not heard of them. I cannot be everywhere at every moment, nor would it be fruitful for me to try. Which means it would also be unfruitful for me to spend any more time responding to your accusations. I wish you peace, my friend, but must move on.

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      • Jesus prophesied this, Jesus prophesied that. That is all you Christians are good for, your double speak and your bullshit excuses to absolve yourselves from taking any real and true responsibility for the actions of your evil Christians as you all call them. YOU all leave it up to us who come under attack by them, and then when we do stand up to these scumbags? We are attacked again. Fuck you Christians, we cannot win for losing with you hypocrites.

        Personally? I would love to see all Christians reap back what Christians have sown to Pagans, Native Americans, Jews, Africans, lgbts, atheists, and many others for the last 1,700 years and see if they truly like reaping back all they have sown unto others and actually see? What true persecution is.

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