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Anthony Foxx Declares Thursday 'A Day Of Reason,' Instead of Prayer, in Charlotte
US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | April 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock

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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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Prayer; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: anthonyfoxx; atheists; democrats; obama

1 posted on 04/30/2013 6:49:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am embarrassed that he is my mayor. This is a stunning remark in a very religious state.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 6:53:11 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Obama nominee f*ck-up. Apparently the supply of these idiots is unlimited and their village never misses them.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 6:54:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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."

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.

4 posted on 04/30/2013 6:57:28 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: bigtoona

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.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 6:57:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s next........burning churches down? I wouldn’t put it past them. The Lord will deal with them when it’s time.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 6:57:34 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 6:57:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: YankeeReb

Will he apply that ‘reason’ and inform his constituents that there are, in reality, no money-growing trees growing in the DC swamps?


8 posted on 04/30/2013 6:58:26 PM PDT by relictele
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To: YankeeReb

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).


9 posted on 04/30/2013 6:59:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why of course, which is why they have to keep up a two faced hoodoo. (The more militant atheists especially.)


10 posted on 04/30/2013 7:00:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...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.
-Joseph Farah


11 posted on 04/30/2013 7:00:56 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 04/30/2013 7:01:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next up the Committe For Public Safety


13 posted on 04/30/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Double dang that he is from my alma mater. Poke in the eye that liberals will see as “enlightened.”
14 posted on 04/30/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by stump56 (Freedom isn't free.)
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To: donna

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....


15 posted on 04/30/2013 7:06:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: YankeeReb
You are correct. History repeating itself?

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.

16 posted on 04/30/2013 7:16:41 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: bigtoona
I am embarrassed that he is my mayor. This is a stunning remark in a very religious state.

It doesn't matter. He's going to The Show to be a cabinet secretary. He doesn't need to worry about running for reelection anymore.
17 posted on 04/30/2013 7:22:50 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A fundamental truth . . .

"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"

18 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:54 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s what commies do.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:51 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought "the age of reason" went out with lace and powdered wigs. Aren't the "indigenous pipples" and their "spirituality" supposed to be what will save us now?

BTW, where are the Southern Black churches while all this is going on? Do they not know, or do they not care?

20 posted on 04/30/2013 7:49:17 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hows about instead...obama is in season...treason is the reason


21 posted on 04/30/2013 7:49:41 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
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.

YES!!!

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.

22 posted on 04/30/2013 7:51:13 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And as usual, a Sodialist-Liberal Democrat speaks Goofus again. I'm sure that in my extended family alone, hundreds if not thousands of prayers to the Heavenly Father are answered on a daily basis.

Pray Psalm 58. Drive Homeland Security crazy.
23 posted on 04/30/2013 7:51:35 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 8:10:37 PM PDT by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hate North Carolina Communists.


25 posted on 04/30/2013 8:25:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
St. Thomas Aquinas said that faith and reason are essentially two sides to one coin.

In other words, they cannot be separated without consequences to both.

26 posted on 04/30/2013 8:36:45 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: bigtoona

Exactly!


27 posted on 04/30/2013 8:59:44 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
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.

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.

28 posted on 05/01/2013 7:28:57 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Zionist Conspirator
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.

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.

29 posted on 05/01/2013 7:37:35 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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