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Bible Reading: Colossians 2:1-9
Key Verse: Verse 8 – “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
Key Words: Beware…spoil you
April 27, 2012
For the Congressional Record
Statement of Congressman Pete Stark
Recognizing the National Day of Reason
MR. STARK: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Thursday, May 3, 2012, as the 2012 National Day of Reason.
The National Day of Reason celebrates the application of reason and the positive impact it has had on humanity. It is also an opportunity to reaffirm the Constitutional separation of religion and government.
On March 24th, I was proud to address the tens of thousands of Americans who gathered on the Mall for the Reason Rally. These individuals came from all around the country to deliver a simple message: reason must be the guiding principle of our democracy. In a nation of citizens from so many different backgrounds and beliefs, the only way we can solve our problems is through cultivating intelligent, moral, and ethical interactions among all people.
Our nation faces many problems—bringing our troops home from Afghanistan, creating jobs, educating our children, and protecting our safety net from irresponsible cuts. We will solve these issues through the application of reason. We must also protect women’s reproductive choices, the integrity of scientific research, and our public education system from those who would hide behind religious dogma to undermine them.
Finally, the National Day of Reason is about taking time to improve our communities. Every year, events are held on this day that demonstrate the desire of secular Americans to help their fellow citizens and our nation as a whole. Community service events, such as food drives and blood drives, are just some of the ways that people will be working to help those in need on the Day of Reason and throughout the year.
I encourage everyone to join in observing this day and focusing upon the employment of reason, critical thinking, the scientific method, and free inquiry to improve our world and our nation.
Sounds good until you realize that this is the same group that:
- Denies God and the Bible
- Fights against prayer in government schools
- Fights against the manger scene on government property
- Fights against the Ten Commandments being posted in government buildings
- Promotes abortion
- Promotes the homosexual lifestyle
- Believes in evolution
- And the list goes on and on.
What to do:
✞ The only way to be reasonable is to get your world view from God’s view: the Bible.
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