For the fourth consecutive year, the American Humanist Association has worked with our allies in Congress to reintroduce the National Day of Reason resolution! This resolution, H. Res. 852, was just reintroduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and officially recognizes the National Day of Reason. The resolution also seeks to keep religion and government separate by ensuring that reason is the basis for public policy.
The National Day of Reason serves as an alternative to the National Day of Prayer, during which government officials at the federal, state, and local level ask their constituents to join them in sectarian prayer. Not only do government officials use the National Day of Prayer to participate in an egregious violation of the separation between church and state, but they also alienate millions of humanists like you and me and others who look to reason—not prayer—to solve problems.
The National Day of Reason—a concept all Americans can support—was created as an alternative to the National Day of Prayer to raise awareness of unconstitutional religious intrusion in government. That’s why this resolution encourages Americans to use “reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems.”
Thank you for standing up for reason!