On Saturday, May 6th, the Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics will be celebrating this holiday by donating blood at the Central California Blood Center located on the corner of E Champlain and E Perrin. Afterward, we will have lunch and discuss current events. This event starts at 10 am and is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us. Check out the calendar to find more information, a map, and to RSVP.
Why is the Day of Reason necessary?
The majority of elected and appointed members of all three branches of government in the United States are working toward legislating religious ideology in order to give preferential treatment to religious organizations, restrict scientific inquiry based upon their interpretation of religious texts, introduce biblically founded anti-science education, install divisive religious icons on publicly owned properties like schools and city halls, and to create intrusive laws that restrict or eliminate reproductive services and information.
Many Americans seem concerned about Sharia law that legislates Islamic religious traditions and law. But the truth is that America has always legislated Christian religious traditions and law.
As part of legislating bible-based laws the United States Congress has mandated the existence of a holiday called, “The National Day of Prayer”. (36 U.S.C. § 119)
If you would like to help us oppose local government entanglement with religion then join us at one of our events. Our events are open to the public and we would be glad to meet you. Or, consider becoming a member so that you can help us steer our organization!