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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:11AM #1
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:27AM #2
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:11AM, IDBC wrote:

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I prefer that all National Days be abolished.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:35AM #3
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Howdy Ken


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:11AM, IDBC wrote:

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Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:27AM, Ken wrote:

I prefer that all National Days be abolished.




I am sure that you have excellent reasons for prefering that all National Days be abolished. 


However that was not the quesion aske. 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:35AM #4
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I want a National Day of sitting on my arse and doing nothing, while the kids remain quiet the entire time. 


What do you think my odds are?

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 11:56AM #5
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Howdy Mytmouse


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:35AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


I want a National Day of sitting on my arse and doing nothing, while the kids remain quiet the entire time. 


What do you think my odds are?




If or when you answer the question I asked, I will answer the question you asked.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 12:07PM #6
mytmouse57
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:56AM, IDBC wrote:


 


Howdy Mytmouse


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:35AM, mytmouse57 wrote:


I want a National Day of sitting on my arse and doing nothing, while the kids remain quiet the entire time. 


What do you think my odds are?




If or when you answer the question I asked, I will answer the question you asked.




The question you asked is essentially a false dilemma. There's no reason we can't -- either as individuals or collectively -- have both. Or, as individuals, either pick the one we each like best. Or, as Ken suggested, simply ignore the entire concept, because participation isn't forced or mandatory. 


Me, personally -- I'm a reasonable person who also prays every day anyway. Again, it's a false dilemma, as far as I'm concerned. I've never seen any conflict between reason and active faith anyway. 


As to my question -- considering the odds of my wife letting me sit on my arse all day long and the kids being quiet.. well... 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 12:09PM #7
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:35AM, IDBC wrote:


Howdy Ken


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:11AM, IDBC wrote:

www.centerforinquiry.net/national_day_of...


WHICH DO YOU PREFER? 



 


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:27AM, Ken wrote:

I prefer that all National Days be abolished.




I am sure that you have excellent reasons for prefering that all National Days be abolished. 


However that was not the quesion aske. 



Well, obviously I'd prefer the National Day of Reason. I think prayer is a waste of time.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 12:36PM #8
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:27AM, Ken wrote:


Apr 13, 2012 -- 11:11AM, IDBC wrote:

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WHICH DO YOU PREFER? 


I prefer that all National Days be abolished.





I would also prefer a National Day of Reason.  I not only prefer reason over prayer but I prefer


Over prayer. 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 12:49PM #9
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I yearn for the time when every day is a national day of reason.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2012 - 9:51PM #10
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Apr 13, 2012 -- 12:49PM, farragut wrote:


I yearn for the time when every day is a national day of reason.




This.




There is no rational for a national day of prayer and it is and will always be an intentionally discriminatory event. Not only to those who do not believe but those who do not find public prayer or any prayer appropriate as well as those who actually honour your consitution.

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