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I want the Prayer Day Scrapped


As an atheist, i would like to note that today (31st May) is a PRAYER DAY for the Nation. Such a day, in our view should be scrapped, as it insults the intelligence of rational Kenyans. It is the view of the Kenyan Atheists that the government should not be directing citizens to pray. This is offensive to atheists, and generally any non-believers. What should instead happen, is for a day to be set aside that celebrates an essential Kenyan values, cultures and diversity.


Prayers have never offered any tangible solution for Kenyans, and we do not see PEACE, and UNITY coming to the country through prayer. We instead take the stance that Chapter SIX of the Constitution be respected, we support the ICC cases, and root for a free and fair election, as way of bring peace in Kenya. We also want the recommendations of the TJRC upheld.

Our country shall never see peace, until we proactively look to tangible solution, instead of looking for help from the skies!
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2 comments on “I want the Prayer Day Scrapped

  1. Ojay
    May 31, 2012

    The moment a prayer day is set aside for a nation, theists get a step closer toward twining religion and state. Remember what happened in 2007? Religious leaders were so divided along tribal and political lines and helped fuel the chaos that followed soon after the elections. Prayer is stupid. Prayer is self delusion. That a nation sets aside such resources to pray while citizens are IDPs, hungry or lacking of health facilities speaks volumes. I see this as an opportunity to step up any ongoing efforts to help people as freethinkers, not peddle the cause of some imaginary super being.

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    • Harry
      May 31, 2012

      Very true Ojay. You have raised an important point. The 2007 PEV were partly fueled by the blending of religious belief and the state.

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