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Hail Gluttony!

We note that today, here in the U.S., is the secular holiday called “Thanksgiving.” It originated as a harvest festival amongst Christian pilgrims who came to the “New World.” As such, it was a celebration of the hard work done towards preparing for survival of the frigid Winter months to come, demonstrating a harmony with the cycling of Nature. While their thanks may have been directed at their mythical deity, it was really earned by the productive folks who cultivated, harvested, and now were appreciating the bounty wrought by their toil.

Similar holidays existed in pre-Christian societies and always were meant as opportunities for earned excess. In practice, it has evolved over time into an occasion for gathering with family and overeating at a feast. Being Satanists, we naturally support this indulgent banquet, and may take the time when with our relatives to deal out our own form of justice—tweaking those who irk us and warmly embracing the ones who add richness to our lives. 

May those of you who choose to celebrate enjoy a truly indulgent “Gluttony Day”!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore