Anthony Foxx Declares Thursday ‘A Day Of Reason,’ And of Prayer, in Charlotte

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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 intended to encourage people to "turn to God in prayer and meditation." Foxx separately issued a "National Day of Prayer" proclamation for the city of Charlotte.

Foxx said in his proclamation that May 2 should be A Day of Reason because "the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth."

Written By: Elizabeth Flock
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    • In reply to #5 by AtheistSquaddie:

      A day of prayer and a day of reason at the same time? How about just say, “please everyone, i dont really care what im saying just vote for me so I can get paid again”.

      I disagree. As a general rule I accept that most politicians cannot be trusted. but by the same token there must exist a few politicians who can be trusted. On the face of it this looks like a very shrewd more by a clever, caring politician. Look at it another way, what possible excuse could anyone use to object to the idea of reason? Agreed the various fundamentalist groups would object based on the idea that faith is more important than reason … but they would be embarrassed to publicly voice that opinion. That would be like admitting that their faith is not reasonable. Even the Taliban would be hard pressed to voice an objection.
      Definitely a politician worth keeping an eye on.

      • In reply to #7 by old-toy-boy:

        In reply to #5 by AtheistSquaddie:

        A day of prayer and a day of reason at the same time? How about just say, “please everyone, i dont really care what im saying just vote for me so I can get paid again”.

        I disagree. As a general rule I accept that most politicians cannot be trusted. but by the sam…

        I guess I am far too distrusting of anyone in politics

      • In reply to #7 by old-toy-boy:

        Agreed the various fundamentalist groups would object based on the idea that faith is more important than reason … but they would be embarrassed to publicly voice that opinion. That would be like admitting that their faith is not reasonable. Even the Taliban would be hard pressed to voice an objection.

        Your optimism is commendable but I think you give way too much credit people who are plagued by a religious mindset. They are simply incapable or unwilling of connecting those mental dots. The fear of public embarrassment has never stopped them from making complete asses of themselves. In fact, they are making complete idiots of themselves as this very moment.

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