Saskatoon Freethinkers (aka CFI-Saskatoon) will be supporting the National Day of Reason on Thursday instead. Our group has decided to repeat last year’s blood drive which will help our group meet our pledge as a Partner for Life. This means we’ll be doing something useful with our time instead of wasting it on prayers. Research has demonstrated that they have little real-world effect, and sometimes makes things worse.
What are you going to do to celebrate the Day of Reason?
EDIT: 12:43 pm Prayer can’t even stop crime!
in late 2010, after a cost-cutting proposal led to a showdown with the local police union, Newark Mayor Corey Booker fired 167 city police officers. The results are unsurprising. By mid 2011, reports CBS, murders were up 71%, shootings up 29%, and auto theft up 39%. The magical results of Pray For Newark’s prayer-based crime fighting effort seemed to suddenly evaporate.