Implicit in the term thanksgiving is the admission that there is someone to whom we are to be thankful. The one who insists that there is no God really has no grounds for the concept, for to whom is the atheist thankful? The uncaring and hostile universe that supports (at the moment) his very existence? The forces of chance? The evolutionary “process”? In actuality, thanksgiving is reduced to “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die” and “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”. It certainly is the descent of man.