Day of Reason event scheduled for May 4

Apr. 23, 2013 @ 09:32 PM



The Oxford Humanists and Freethinkers Associations plans to hold its first local Day of Reason on May 4.

This event will take place at the Richard H. Thornton Library, 210 Main St., Oxford, from 1-4 p.m. (The library is not sponsoring this event.)

In reaction to the National Day of Prayer, the American Humanist Association established the National Day of Reason. Organizing a local observance of the Day of Reason is the Oxford association’s way of recognizing the cultural significance of the national event.

During the event at the library, a review of the history and goals of the National Day of Prayer will be presented in an effort to understand the association’s reaction to it.

Other portions of the program will include the following: a musical introduction by Evelyn Winslow and Tyree Hobgood; a presentation on reason’s role in artistic creation by Sylvanus Slaughter (published author); and District 5 Granville County commissioner Ed Mims’ presentation, “Conflicts Between Reason and Values in the Political Realm.”