Thanksgiving atheist theology

Maybe theology isn’t the best word for it. Well OK, no maybe about it, theology is a terrible word. But whatever you want to call it, this piece by Jennifer Oullette has it and makes a great read the day before Turkey Day for all my godless and atheist curious friends:

(SciAm) — If one embraces an atheist worldview, it necessarily requires embracing, even celebrating, one’s insignificance. It’s a tall order, I know, when one is accustomed to being the center of attention. The universe existed in all its vastness before I was born, and it will exist and continue to evolve after I am gone. But knowing that doesn’t make me feel bleak or hopeless. I find it strangely comforting.