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Thanksgiving info[edit]

Sadly you left out that the Jews have been doing this from the beginning of the Bible as the formal rolling out of this thanksgiving was in the Feasts of the Lord given to the Jewish nation as they left Egypt and it was formally given to the nation at Mt Sinai. The Pilgrims, who were probably anti-Jewish in general <COMMENT: this is a incorrect and personal opinion statement. The Pilgrims were Christians who following the God of the Torah, and there is no historical evidence of this claim.> were practicing the Feast by doing what they did for correct reasons but of course did not attribute it to those same feasts the Jews were already doing as commanded by God. The Pilgrims thus, as presented, "originated" the so called Thanks giving feast somewhat modeled after what they did know of the Jews feasts. Note also that in the Bible they are not the Feasts of the Jews but the Feasts of the Lord thus expected to be done by all as God is out creator-thanks for what info you did have! Source: Hebraic studies of the Bible in the original language.

Controversy section for United States Thanksgiving[edit]

I would like to see the addition of a section for the United States Thanksgiving based on the controversy surrounding Native American beliefs about misrepresented history, massacres and Thanksgiving. Possible places to start for research might be: [1] [2] [3] [4]

Or, if a section of its own isn't approved, links to this site's own articles outlining the National Day of Mourning begun by Native Americans in New England in 1970 and Unthanksgiving Day established in 1975 seems fitting. [5] [6]

The idea isn't to create controversy, of course, only to educate people that such a controversy even exists when they research Thanksgiving Day.

Mkindle (talk) 20:33, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

It might be a bit late for this year, but you've got almost a whole year before folks start reading the article next year! Go ahead and give it a try! BTW, somebody asked for a citation in the controversy section despite there being 2 there already. I just removed the [citation needed] tag as clearly not needed. Smallbones(smalltalk) 20:59, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Whoops that was in Thanksgiving (United States) [1]. If anybody can figure out a way to make these 2 articles divide up the material in a way that makes sense, do please let us all know. Smallbones(smalltalk) 21:05, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Commonwealth, not State[edit]

The caption for the photo says state of PA, but PA is a commonwealth, not a state. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.222.211.235 (talk) 06:11, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

check out the official website of Pennsylvania: PA.gov the Official Web Site of the State of Pennsylvania Rjensen (talk) 06:36, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

PA.gov says Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Key Stone State. Furthermore the article on Pennsylvania refers to it as a Commonwealth

The term 'commonwealth' in this case is vestigial. Pennsylvania (as well as KY, VA and MA) is a US State that uses 'commonwealth' as part of its official name. The title 'Commonwealth' in this case however, insofar as it applies to US States, has no real impact on its clasification as a US State (see: Commonwealth (U.S. state) if you have any further questions. Ryecatcher773 (talk) 03:32, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Puritans were not radical reformers[edit]

See radical Reformation. The term has a specific meaning and the puritans do not fit. --JFH (talk) 01:13, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for clarifying. Zyxwv99 (talk) 13:13, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 October 2014[edit]

190.82.100.74 (talk) 15:50, 14 October 2014 (UTC) a la Lissette le pica el poto

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