I thought my first post for the new year, 2008 (is it really 2008 already? It seems like just yesterday we were worrying about the Y2K problem, which never materialized), was to simply wish everybody a Happy New Year. That would be almost axiomatic, now, wouldn’t it?
In the short view, I trust and hope not too many of you awoke this morning with a hangover, and if you did, you didn’t regret it. In the long view, I hope and trust that atheism, or to be more precise, critical thinking and the results it leads to, continues to become more prevalent throughout the world. I also hope that people wake up from the long sleep of delusion induced by the pixie dust of religious indoctrination, and come to their senses. Let us apply logic and reason to our one-on-one dealings with our fellow man, rather than exhort them to believe in magical worlds, cockamamie dreams, and delusional thinking.
We have come a long way in just one year. Let us keep moving forward, and prevent the forces of delusion from regaining their authority.