Thanksgiving Fast Not Feast
Thanksgiving was never intended to be a day of stuffing faces, but rather one of meditation and fasting. Who do we have to thank for the shift from fasting to feasting? Mr. Ben Franklin:
Ben Franklin's Politically Incorrect Thanksgiving (via humaneventsonline.com)
Did you know that the day we celebrate as Thanksgiving was supposed to be a fast?
It took one politically incorrect farmer to change the course of history. When the government tried to impose a fast, he called for a grand feast—thanksgivings—so that Americans could celebrate their bounty and nourish their bodies, not lament their hardships through hunger.