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National Day of What, Now?

May 1, 2008

Oh! I almost forgot! Today is the National Day of Prayer (also known as the National Day of Futility) for our American friends. What is an atheist to do? Well, PZ Myers is up to his regular hijinks, while The Friendly Atheist describes a number of ways non-believers can act as a positive force in the world while believers are busy with their heads in their hands. Other groups prefer to call it the National Day of Reason.

Me? I’m off to continue a tradition started last year (sadly, with no campaign this year). I’m heading over to my local Canadian Blood Services to let them drain a pint. I encourage everyone else to do the same. Donating blood actually will help others, unlike coming together to talk to imaginary friends.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2008 1:38 pm

    Awesome post!
    That picture says it all.
    And you added that you’re going to give blood, which backs up your statement perfectly.

  2. Joel permalink
    May 1, 2008 3:02 pm

    Please allow me to encourage you to pray while you are having your blood drawn. It is a fruitful way to spend a few moments and, God forbid, you might begin to change, er, uh, grow.

  3. May 16, 2008 7:22 am

    Is it only gay men who are not allowed to give blood? Does that make it worse, or better?

  4. May 16, 2008 7:23 am

    …Or, to be more accurate, men who have had sex with men…

  5. May 16, 2008 7:52 am

    Yeah, I know. That does piss me off. I know that anal sex is a high risk activity, but you don’t have to be gay (or have gay sex) to engage in that. I’m sure that, just based on numbers, there are more straight people who have high-risk sex than gay people. It smacks of “you can’t donate blood because what you do is icky.” To give them credit, though, Canadian Blood Services is currently doing a study on repealing that rule.

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