May 24, 2017





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Want a “Day of Reason” proclaimed in your town, city, or state? See our sample proclamation below.

 

WHEREAS, the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth, improving conditions within the universe, and cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interactions among people and their environments, and

WHEREAS, those who wrote the Constitution of the United States of America, the basic document for governing the affairs of humankind within the United States, based it upon principles delineated within the philosophies distinguishing the historical Age of Reason, and

WHEREAS, most citizens of the United States purport to value reason and its application, and

WHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to promote the development and application of reason

NOW, THEREFORE, I [name, title] hereby proclaim Thursday, the 5th day of May, 2016 a

DAY OF REASON

and I encourage all citizens, residents and visitors to join in observing this day and focusing upon the employment of reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems and for the welfare of human kind.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of [government] to be herein affixed.

 

 

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  • Ninthlive

    The Constitution is the founding document of us as a people. Not the Bible, not the Quran, not the Torah. Not the Dollar. The Constitution. End the Fed’s Charter, end all tax breaks for religious institutions as it is in direct conflict with the First Amendment, and get religion out of the government’s business NOW!

  • Alien

    Prayer is something totally personal, individual, subjective. Religion, in the sense of belief, is also personal, private. Why this extrapolation of something that is and should remain private, into the public sphere? I don’t like it. 

  • Jediazsr

    Interesting. Did you know it’s our job to defend God’s mandate? We shouldn’t be quiet for the sake of such a low percentage of people who are not Christians who have
     
    loud voices against the Lord. These non-Christians in our country reap the benefit of the freedoms  we have because our founding fathers of this nation develop
     
    this government base on the fear of the Lord. I have notice that men can get so comfortable and enjoy so much and can forget the hard work, bloodshed and sacrifice
     
    made by those before us, forgetting God’s grace and His mercy.  Non-Christians never consider that the country they live in is Christian base and at one time conservative.
     
    I am aware of the flaws of our government who were slow in justice for those that were in slavery and discriminated against. But this country is a Christian nation!
     
    The sad part is that our present culture does not want God in their lives, does not want discipline and want only liberalisms. Well a country cannot succeed
     
    without God and cannot be sustain without discipline and accountability.  
     

    • rfj1

      This is one of those “Opportunities” that I can’t pass up…
      Jediazsr, now you really have to stay “Focused” and try real hard not to be hypnotized back into your “Religious” state and in this way you may realize (If for a moment) that you are in a “Controlled” state (By your invented religious system) which means that you are a “Robot” and you have been programmed to think and say things (above) every time you suspect that you are being asked to use your brain to really think things through instead of “Reverting” to those ever boring expressions that you “Repeat” time and time again.
      Here’s a quick reference for you, the so called, “First” (Invented meaning, NOT REAL) ever form of belief system was called “Naram-Sin of Akkad which was around the 22nd century BC.
      Now you can at least say that you are now a Naram-Sin of Akkad because it was the first so therefore you are still borderline, “Schizophrenia” (meaning you still are able) to return to the living and join the rest of the “Human Beings” that are here in the “Real World”.
      (Are you thinking in your imaginary religious belief again???)
      I am pulling for you buddy or buddy-et and I hope you can break out of the “Quick sand” that keeps you anchored in the past dogma and phony belief systems that have been brainwashing you and your ancestors for thousands of years now.
      Good luck,,
      r

  • Guest

    Shouldn’t “public servants” (aka government employees) be included in that last part? As in “I
    encourage all public servants, citizens, residents and visitors to join in
    observing this day…”

  • ForrestErickson

    This template needs updating for May 7th 2015.