My fellow atheists, secularists, humanists and freethinkers, welcome to the front of what may be the most difficult battle in the age-old war between science and religion.
We have lost many heroes and suffered many defeats in this war. From Socrates who was forced to commit suicide because of his teachings to Copernicus and Galileo who had their works on the most basic of planetary systems annihilated because it did not coincide with Genesis. Even now, scientists and educators around the world face a daily battle with the forces of faith about what they can publish and teach.
In the face of overwhelming facts about the origins of religion, human psychology and evolution there remains a powerful lobby of faith based demagogues that influence politics and social issues. Our species cannot continue to shut our eyes to knowledge because it is inconsistent with our ancestors beliefs. That would be foolish.
So let us now prepare for battle. With the internet at our side we can now take the battle to those with faith and bring about a new era for mankind.
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