April 29, 2017
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 · 33 Comments
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After all we are people too even without religious beliefs.Our heart is in the right place no matter what rel. peop. think
Some non-religious people are more ethical and moral. They saved the Jews from the “Catholic Nazis” in Germany. “God and Country” was on their Fascist belt buckle.
I love this and am signing, but PLEASE fix these things before it’s submitted to the POTUS: Paragraph 2, in “We believe that rational discourse have the power…” change “have” to “has”. Paragraph 3, in “Every year, events are held on the National Day of Reason that demonstrates …” change “demonstrates” to “demonstrate”.
Please, everybody, don’t jump on me for being a grammar nazi. I’m trying to help us look our best by not having subject/verb disagreement in our written words (unlike SOME movements).
I agree about the importance of correcting the subject-verb agreement. Image is important.
I agree with Ceashel. But overall, the petition is well written.
You are not a grammar nazi Ceashel. Most of us spend most if not all of our lives learning to write correctly. Editing is and has always been the key to writing well. So any help to all of us from those who make a living at it should be welcome.
I would of added, “Common Sense” to this message because I believe that many people who don’t have an educational background do have common sense and they can determine the difference between the truth and a “Fabricated Religious” lie.
I personally don’t care what invented entity you may believe in, just don’t expect me to.
That is my “Motto”.
Agree with Ceashel below.
I have a fit when at the end of his speech, talk or whatever, he says: one nation under god or god bless america…That automatically leaves us out… I have a lot more to say, but I get all worked up, so I won’t
I said it above.
Reason is the perfect solution to the rampant religion in our society! I don’t need to be told by others what I should believe or how to live my life, I am an adult with the free will to choose. For a country which is supposed to be secular, it sure looks like it is totally theistic. There needs to be a much bigger wall between church and state!
“American Taliban” created by Ronald Reagan to defeat the Democrats in the south.
To be honest, I love this idea. But I’d also hope that we could have this on a separate day so as to not have the “sibling rivalry” image thrown on us. Even the day after can be seen as a way to say, “Look, we’re respectful that you have your day, but here is our reasoning for ours.”
Just my opinion, though.
I object to the Day of Prayer being held by the Catholic leaders with our representatives and on CSPAN (public government TV). It should be private and with members of Congress from it’s own group. They aren’t my clery or belief.
Good thing. When religious tryanny exists church membership falls. Non-believers are growing in this country. After WWII Europe lost a lot of church members, etc. We are the most religious Christian country in the world today.
REASON…An idea whose time is long over due…
There’s been a disturbing trend in the past 60 years of our nation. In 1956 the national motto was changed from ‘E Pluribus Unum’ to ‘In God We Trust’, resulting in cascading changes which has led us today to the government supporting ‘faith-based initiatives’ and public school science classes being tainted by mythology. At many sporting events our national anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ has virtually been replaced by ‘God Bless America’. This is not acceptable!
Please don’t let the USA become a theocracy.
Nothing new. During Lincoln and the Civil War the “theocrats” tried to get into government saying the reason it happened was because (their) god was not in the government. Lincoln said…ask not what god can do for you but what can you do for god. These ambitious clergy are a constant threat to our democracy. Separation of Church and State is an important concept in a Democracy.
They won’t even tell us how much Faith Based funding goes to who and how is it spent. There is no audit, etc. Interesting that it is being used politically. They are the same as the Pentagon Department of “War” not explaining their use of our money and where it goes, etc.
Tax Exemption and Faith Based Funding results in some of these religious groups being richer than corporations. They are so rich they want government power and control. They are buying it with our tax dollars. Our public funds going to religious groups we don’t even approve.
This Faith Based money has also kept church doors open when they would have closed from lack of support, etc. The scandals of the Catholic church would have left it bankrupt…yet they are still there. No punishment for sex crimes, etc. It certainly doesn’t help the poor as intended.
Faith Based Funds I believe has destroyed the Black community protests and marches, etc. Those churhes are fearful their funds will be taken away.
Money has resulted in corrupt church clergy destroying religion in America.
People just need to learn that there is a time and place for religion period. If you’re at your home or your church it’s appropriate to practice your faith. It’s not appropriate to practice it in the workplace or government functions. I don’t run around bashing your crazy religious doctrine at work and you have no right to bash my lack of religion either.
May you realize you are in control of your life and your actions and have the power to change them.
Sigh…Due to the preponderance of (self proclaimed) “Christians” in the USA (99%), Obama’s public support of this IMPORTANT even would be political suicide—-sticking us for sure with an extreme pro-life, tax breaks for the wealthy and Corps, and war prone GOP President.
For those of you who don’t know or haven’t taken the time to “Learn” about these “Religious” origins and the reason(s) there is a Federal Government that has been “Ruling” us (Instead of us ruling it) I would suggest that “First” you find out the definition of “Federal” and the “Theology” (via Wikipedia) of this type of “Methodology” and you will then know why we are (not me) and have been fooled into thinking that we all are free to believe in what it is we chose.
As for me I believe in, “None, whatsoever”, as should you because the only “Real” place any form of religious belief system “can” exist is in your brain and no where else. If you fall into this category then you are “Boarder line Schizophrenia” which means that you can still have the ability to “Return to the living instead of being “Controlled” by some delusional, made up thingy that your Government and it’s political parties use to (What else) control you and your thoughts..
By the way Ceashel, don’t worry about your grammatical corrections because in the long run, when you are trying to express yourself, correct spelling and usage helps but it or they aren’t really necessary when you “Speak”,,,,AMERICAN.
TAX THOSE CRAZY IDIOTS WHO CALL THEMSELVES CHURCHES OF gOD…..WHY ARE THEY ‘SPECIAL?’ THEY SUCK $$ OUT OF THEIR PARISHIONERS AND THEN GET BY SCOT-FREE WHEN IT COMES TO TAX-TIME. THIS SENSELESS WORSHIPPING OF A NONENTITY BAFFLES THE MIND. ONCE YOU ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH REASON AND LIVE A GOOD LIFE WITHOUT A gOD…YOU HAVE WON!!!
What a bunch of losers
Typical reply from a “Religious Robot”
Things like this bring a bold smile to my face! onward fellow rational empiricists! you make my life worth living!
Interesting thought from Nathan Gaza- what ARE the positive sides of using the same day for both prayer and reason?
MOAR greeting cards.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. Romans 1:18-25
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Proud to sign this important request to our President. I am not ashamed to proclaim by inability to chose among the 200 plus gods recognized in the world. I believe in myself and human kind, I find purpose without a supernatural being in my life. I love my wife and my family, respect my friends and neighbors. I think you will have a hard time finding individuals, who believe in reason and humanity, contemplating performing any kind of horrific act to society.
Any reason this petition isn’t being done on https://petitions.whitehouse.gov? I think it would get broader exposure there but, more importantly, if enough signatures are gathered the White House would likely respond to it (based on their own policy). I’m not sure of petition outside that forum is going to get any kind of response at all. Kind of feels like shouting into the wind.
Our country has many religions and non-religious people. We all pay taxes and should be represented in our government. What ever someone believes or doesn’t believe or how they go about their daily lives is not the business of government. We of course can’t break the law.
Government is for roads, safety, defence, enforce regulations, etc. Whatever we need to make our lives safer and better. No one goes out and builds a highway or runs the courts, etc. As a whole we pay for it.
This is something which should be discussed on the Day of Reason. We can’t fall back into the Dark Ages or kings and religious rule and tryanny. We should be moving forward being more “civilized and democratic” instead of backwards.
I support this National Day of Reason as a move forward for us.
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