Sometimes I really just do not understand this country. Apparently the first Thursday in May is a National Day of Prayer. Why do you need a federally supported Day of Prayer? If you are religious why aren’t you praying every day? It would seem from my confused Church of England schooling that you should be. I have to be careful here, otherwise I might get too disrespectful. After all I grew up in a country that has a state religion and we were sort of taught it at school, even though I got very little at home. My parents were more into politics and how the world worked rather than worrying about the next one.
Fortunately in response, today has also been declared a National Day of Reason as having a federal supported day of prayer is against the constitution which separates church from state.
I think it is appropriate having May 3rd as a Day of Reason as it is also Pete Seeger’s birthday.
I first read about the Day of Reason, and the day of prayer, over at Living the Scientific Life.