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    Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    Congressman Pete Stark calls for National Day of Reason instead of prayer.....

    San Francisco Congressman Pete Stark is in the U.S. House of Representatives combatting the National Day of Prayer for the second year in a row, calling for a National Day of Reason. Stark proclaimed Friday:



    “The National Day of Reason celebrates the application of reason and the positive impact it has had on humanity. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm the Constitutional separation of religion and government… I encourage everyone to join in observing this day and focusing upon the employment of reason, critical thinking, the scientific method, and free inquiry to improve our world and our nation.”

    The National Day of Prayer began in 1952 when Congress passed a joint resolution signed into law by President Truman to observe a national day of prayer. President Reagan signed an amended version of that law in 1988 which set the official day as the first Thursday of every May. Read more about this national day’s history on National Day of Prayer’s website. Every year the President signs a proclamation making that year’s National Day of Prayer official. President Obama’s proclamation this year can be read here.

    Secularists started calling for a National Day of Reason in 2003 when the American Humanist Association and the Washington Area Secular Humanists launched a website calling all from “the community of reason” to celebrate inclusive reason on the same day as the exclusive National Day of Prayer. They argue on their About page that the National Day of Prayer violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution as it sets aside tax dollars to support religion.

    Stark also spoke at the Reason Rally, which drew about 20,000 atheists to the National Mall in March.....snip~

    Congressman Pete Stark calls for National Day of Reason instead of prayer - San Francisco apologetics | Examiner.com

    So today Stark brought out his Day of Reason on the House Floor. What is your thoughts concerning the Day of Prayer being set by Congress and those That say it is Unconstitutional and that the Day should be called the Day of Reason?

    Also the Mayor of North Carolina that Obama wants to make as his Transportation Secretary jumped up into the Limelight.....by Declaring Today the Day of Reason as a Proclamation.

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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    If the president is going to endorse a day of prayer then he should endorse a day of reason. Of course, he could just stay out of it and stop telling people to pray, but what would the fun be in making a decent decision to let religion stand on it's own without government endorsement.

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    Why does it need to be renamed if it is not what it is? If you don't want to have a National Day of Prayer, whatever, but a National Day of Reason just sounds completely retarded.

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    Prayer is reasonable.
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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    I'm not necessarily concerned with a "National Day of Prayer". The government is not really making religious law, or requiring everyone to pray, it's more a publicity/historic thing at this point. Overall there are many topics which are of much greater importance and impact than the National Day of Prayer.
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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    The weird thing to me is in assuming that there is by definition a dichotomy between faith and reason.

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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    but a National Day of Reason just sounds completely retarded.
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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    LETS GET READY TO RUMMMMMMBLE!

    <<<<< In this corner we have the Day of Prayer created by joint Resolution of Congress in 1952. Champion and Holder of the Day .....and in this Corner >>>>> we have the Challenger. The Day of Reason. Rising thru the Ranks as Contender Since 2003 and looking for Disqualification. Since it's only defeat was thru a technical.

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    Reason is certainly more worthy of celebration than prayer. But every day should be a day of reason, not just one.
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    Re: Day of Prayer vs Day of Reason 2013.....

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Prayer is reasonable.
    No, no it isn't. Its making yourself feel like you're helping when really doing nothing.
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