Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Did You Know - National Day of Reason

I guess the National Day of Reason makes a statement, but I'm afraid that it's sort of like trying to whistle into the wind - not much noise being made about it. Click here to read the article on the home page for the day, Here's a clip for you...

Many who value the separation of religion and government have sought an appropriate response to the federally-supported National Day of Prayer , an annual abuse of the constitution. Nontheistic Americans (including freethinkers, humanists, atheists, agnostics, and deists), along with many traditionally religious allies, view such government-sanctioned sectarianism as unduly exclusionary.

A consortium of leaders from within the community of reason endorsed the idea of a National Day of Reason. This observance is held in parallel with the National Day of Prayer, on the first Thursday in May (3 May 2007). The goal of this effort is to celebrate reason - a concept all Americans can support - and to raise public awareness about the persistent threat to religious liberty posed by government intrusion into the private sphere of worship.

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