Support Making the National Day of Reason Federally Recognized Just Like the National Day of Prayer Already Is. Let’s Even the Playing Field and Work to Make Church and State Separate.
Today, the first Thursday of May, 2016, is the National Day of Reason. The National Day of Reason is a response to the National Day of Prayer which also occurs on the first Thursday of May of each year.
The National Day of Prayer is a clear violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution as it uses our tax dollars to provide time and space for religious ceremonies. The National Day of Prayer is a federal endorsement of god(s), prayer and belief, and it places particular faiths over non-belief. Our nation is simply governed as a theocracy so long as these particular religious views continue to get special attention and federal funding.
The National Day of Reason website is co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association and the Washington Area Secular Humanists.
I Have Just Signed The Petition:
The National Day of Reason Petition to President Obama:
America has undergone many important changes in the past five years since you were first elected to the Presidency. We have seen our health care system reformed and the recovery of an economy badly affected by recession. However, our nation still faces many problems, such as ending the war in Afghanistan and securing equal rights for all citizens regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. While the seriousness of these problems may inspire many to pray for a solution, we believe the way America will solve these issues is through the application of reason.
The National Day of Reason, recognized by millions of people across America since 2003, celebrates reason and the positive impacts it has on humanity. We believe rational discourse has the power to solve even the most challenging problems while cultivating intelligent, moral, and ethical interactions among people of varying backgrounds and beliefs.
Every year, events are held on the National Day of Reason that demonstrate the desire of secular Americans to help our fellow citizens and our nation as a whole. Community service events, such as food drives and group blood donations, are just some of the ways that we work to help those in need. As our movement grows and Americans become more willing to use reason to solve problems, our ability to help those in need will grow.
Mr. President, you can support us in our efforts by promoting the idea that any individual can do good works without a belief in a deity. We therefore respectfully ask that you issue a proclamation recognizing the National Day of Reason on May 5th, 2016 in order to promote the importance of reason and to give secular Americans the same sort of governmental recognition that religious Americans receive on the National Day of Prayer. Regardless of our religious beliefs or lack thereof, we are all Americans.“
click here to sign the petition: http://nationaldayofreason.org/2014/sign-the-petition/