Skip to comments.Anthony Foxx Declares Thursday 'A Day Of Reason,' Instead of Prayer, in Charlotte
Posted on 04/30/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who President Barack Obama tapped Tuesday to be the next transportation secretary, just declared Thursday "A Day of Reason" in his home city, and asked Charlotte's citizens to observe the day.
May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event designed to encourage people to "turn to God in prayer and meditation."
But Foxx argued in his proclamation May 2 was better served as A Day of Reason because "the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth."
Several current and former lawmakers have also expressed their support for the day, including Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and former Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif......
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I am embarrassed that he is my mayor. This is a stunning remark in a very religious state.
Another Obama nominee f*ck-up. Apparently the supply of these idiots is unlimited and their village never misses them.
If I remember my history, this sounds like the French revolutionaries of the 18th century right before the reign of terror. Everything was about celebrating "reason" over religion.
He must have fooled enough fence sitters eh.
Anyhow there is no faith/reason divide. The Lord said let us reason together. However that’s not what this chap means, which more likely means swallowing the alarmist poppycock about blaming 3% of atmospheric carbon dioxide for a theorized but unproven runaway effect which would sweat humanity off the globe.
What’s next........burning churches down? I wouldn’t put it past them. The Lord will deal with them when it’s time.
If atheists took reason to its logical conclusion, they would find that there is no reason they should obey any laws since laws stand in the way of their personal happiness and there is no absolute right and wrong.
Will he apply that ‘reason’ and inform his constituents that there are, in reality, no money-growing trees growing in the DC swamps?
Which meant belief in the latest hare brained secular scheme (although the King and Queen weren’t too marvelous examples of Christian faith, truth be told, so the competition wasn’t very stiff).
Why of course, which is why they have to keep up a two faced hoodoo. (The more militant atheists especially.)
...the Bible reveals God’s standards of approved and disapproved conduct for mankind. Like it or not, believer or atheist, this revelation is the basis for the laws that led to western civilization.
What an idiot. Charlotte Democrats don’t know reason from a hole in the head.
Stay out of my county, turkey, or we’ll hit you upside the head with a “Future Route of the Monroe Bypass” sign, officially rust-covered.
Next up the Committe For Public Safety
The more strident atheists think that man reverse engineered God or something like that. However as C S Lewis points out, the answer of history to “shouldn’t any concept of God be obviously like that” is a big fat no....
The Cult of Reason (French: Culte de la Raison)a was an atheistic belief system established in France and intended as a replacement for Christianity during the French Revolution.
"Why, sir, should I believe the faculty of reason more than that of perception? ---they came both out of the same shop, and were made by the same artist; and if he puts one piece of false ware into my hands, what should hinder him from putting another?"
~ Thomas Reid, 1764"
It’s what commies do.
BTW, where are the Southern Black churches while all this is going on? Do they not know, or do they not care?
hows about instead...obama is in season...treason is the reason
However, no atheist will admit this. They call claim to believe that somewhere outside the universe is floating a gigantic granite block with "thou shalt not be a bigot" carved on it.
I am truly sick of atheists and secular progressives hijacking Christian holidays and other days of unity. Why don’t they establish their own special days of celebrating “nothingness”? I promise not to bother them on those days.
I hate North Carolina Communists.
In other words, they cannot be separated without consequences to both.
Yes and no. Without God, there's no absolute moral imperative to obey any laws, but there are good rational reasons for doing so. Quite apart from religion, laws exist to keep order in society, so whether you think there's a moral imperative to obey them or not, breaking them can mean execution, incarceration, fines, or being ostracized by society. In fact, most people, religious or not, obey laws for these reasons, not for reasons of metaphysics.
G.K. Chesterton once said that the problem with those who reject religion isn't that they believe in nothing, but that they are willing to believe anything.
Most people I know who rejected the faiths they were raised in didn't become rational scientists, they became the "I'm spiritual, not religious" types who believe in all sorts of New Age mumbo-jumbo (pseudo-Buddhism, pseudo-American Indian shamanism, magic healing crystals, etc). And, as you say, they replace conventional morality not with nihilism or utilitarianism, but with doctrinaire political correctness, with its own invented sins of "racism, "sexism", "homophobia", etc.
People have an instinctive need for ritual, belief, and moral codes. Take one away, they'll find something even more nonsensical to fill in the gaps.