National Day of Prayer - good intentions, bad results

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-E...

This is such a good example of why atheists and non-theists, as well as many theists (visit the American’s United for the Separation of Church and State and see why they agree ) believe that rather than a unifying event, a National Day of Prayer does nothing but exclude those who don’t pray, relegatingthem to ‘outsider’, second-class citizen status.

A National Day of Awareness, for example, while certainly available to any who want to pray, would be inclusive of those who do not.


And that brings us squarely once again to the Separation of Church and State because it is a classic example of a violation of the Establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.



To wit: (emphasis mine)


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Comment by Shanghai Sidio on May 4, 2010 at 1:03am
I could not agree more. Separation of Church from all states of matter. Use the Destructo beam of your choice. Fire at will!

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