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I’m Not ‘Blessed.’ I’m An Atheist And I Don’t Need God To Give Thanks Or Show Gratitude

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      The worn hinges squeak as I pull the heavy wooden door open. Inside is a cavernous room, its walls made of stone. Looking back at me is a fireplace with a wrought-iron log holder that reminds me of an overgrown spider. The stone surrounding it is scarred with black ash.

      It’s dim in here; two small hexagon windows let in only a fraction of the sunlight on this relatively bright November day. A chalice rests on each sill. A few stones stick further out from the wall; on them, the remnants of candles.

      Though the chapel has a vaguely druid quality, it too closely resembles a church from the organized religion I gave up many years ago.

      I came to give thanks, but the chapel asks me to kneel, to pray, to light a candle, and that no longer feels authentic to me.

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