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)


READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AND COMMENT HERE: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-E...

Views: 38

Comment

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

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!

line

Update Your Membership :

Membership

line

line

Nexus on Social Media:

line

Latest Activity

Thomas Murray commented on Dr. Ernest Williamson III's status
6 minutes ago
Joan Denoo commented on Dr. Ernest Williamson III's status
18 minutes ago
Daniel W commented on Daniel W's group Slavery
36 minutes ago
Michael Penn replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Is there a problem with the chat section?
1 hour ago
Glen Rosenberg replied to Imaginary Cat Owner's discussion Is there a problem with the chat section?
1 hour ago
Dr. Ernest Williamson III posted a status
"Thank you all for welcoming me! It is not easy being an Agnostic while teaching in a Christian University; hopefully I can find a new job!"
2 hours ago
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Grinning Cat's group Writing to Congress
2 hours ago
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Grinning Cat's group Writing to Congress
2 hours ago

© 2017   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service