National Ask An Atheist Day 2019 is on Wednesday, April 17, 2019: What is your opinion about the National Day of Prayer?
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 is National Ask An Atheist Day 2019.
About christians having a self appointed "Day of Prayer"? I'd maybe ask why they specify a day to pray, then go on with my life like a good atheist.
About the Government having an OFFICIAL day of prayer? Definitively unconstitutional, violates church and state and freedom of religion.
Atheists, what's your view on Mandatory Military service?
"Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national conscription for young men dates to the French Revolution in the 1790s, where it became the basis of a very large and powerful military. Most European nations later copied the system in peacetime, so that men at a certain age would serve 1–3 years on active duty and then transfer to the reserve force."
I see no religion in that.
"Required service in the military has existed since ancient times, including warriors in the Aztec Empire, citizen militiamen in ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. Many countries in medieval Europe used a similar system to develop their military forces.
In Scandinavia, the institution known as Leidang was a public levy of free farmers that were organized into a coastal fleet for the purpose of defense, coerced trade, plunderings, and aggressive wars. Normally, the fleet levy was on expeditions for two or three summer months. All free men, namely the peasants, were obliged to take part in or contribute to the Leidang, and all Leidang were called to arms when invading forces threatened the land.
"In Anglo-Saxon England, compulsory military service was employed on the local level in the fyrd, a militia of all able-bodied men that was called up from the districts threatened with attack. The system was developed by Alfred the Great in the ninth century. Service in the fyrd was usually of short duration and the participants were obliged to provide their own arms and provisions."
I see no religious ideas in the history of the draft.
My own opinion is that since it is a form of slavery, it must be wrong.
Liberals, are you happy that today has been named National Atheists Day?
What's with all these questions goading liberals--"Liberals, are you happy that, Liberals are you upset that..."? If you really had confidence in your position, you wouldn't ask questions like this, whether it's an April Fool's joke or not.
What the EFF do you care, anyway?