Group Counters Day of Prayer with 'Day of Reason'

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The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be held Thursday, May 3. But this year as millions bow their heads, atheists, humanists and other non-theists are planning a holiday of their own.

The American Humanist Association is countering the National Day of Prayer with what it calls The National Day of Reason.

They're planning protests outside government buildings that hold prayer gatherings. Organizers say they want people to reflect on what they can do for themselves.

The National Day of Reason was started in 2003 by a group of Washington humanists who were against government participation in the National Day of Prayer, calling it a violation of the separation of church and state.

This year the group is once again pushing for the National Day of Prayer to become a strictly private holiday.

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