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National Day of Reason

An Atheist's Favorite National Day of Prayer

Herb Silverman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

In 1952, Congress established the National Day of Prayer. It has been observed on every first Thursday in May since 1988, but this year's day of prayer celebration was my favorite -- by default.

Upgrading From Prayer to Reason

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The first Thursday in May is a peculiar day for many Americans as it's a day set aside for government to intrude in their private religious practices. On May 1, the National Day of Prayer, government officials from city council to president ask citizens to join them in supplication.

A National Day Of Prayer And Reason

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

We've enrolled prayer and reason as weapons in the culture wars. But how about a National Day for Prayer and Reason? Because there are plenty of Americans who do not want to separate the two.

Reason Is Better than Prayer (for Government)

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Every year on the first Thursday of May a peculiar thing happens: the president and government officials across the nation ask us to pray.

Christians Mark National Day of Prayer While Atheists Host National Day of Reason

Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans marked the National Day of Prayer Thursday (May 3), with Christians gathering ...

A Reasonable Celebration

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

On the National Day of Reason religious people of all sorts join non-believers in recognizing that a government of the people should use reason as the basis for creating and enforcing its laws and regulations.

Secularists Counter National Day Of Prayer With National Day Of Reason

Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) As millions of Americans bow their heads next Thursday (May 3) for the annual National Day of Pray...