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You and I, my friends, are privileged people; though I fear that very few actually realize the significance of what has just happened. There has been a meltdown of the tyranny of ‘Politicience’, reminiscent of the end of Jadis’ 100 year rule over Narnia, and the establishment of common sense once again. An establishment in which creation is again allowed her natural and complex seasonal undulations without a thermometer in all of her cracks and crevices. There is, at present, a rising level in the ability of mankind to simply see for themselves again; of the ancient, sweet and noble Common Sense: overthrower of tyrants, supplanter of dictators, enemy of evil and all round nice guy.

Busses in Washington DC over Christmas 2008 were decorated with this slogan, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” The American Humanist Association are funding a similar advertising campaign to the the one launched in London by their British counterparts a few months ago.

Einstein once said, “only daring speculation can lead us further, and not accumulation of facts.” It seems he was wrong, data is leading us further; but where is it leading us to?

Recently Sir David Attenborough made a comment about the larvae of the black simulium fly which finds it’s way under the skin to it’s host victim’s eye and then slowly and painfully blinds them. He wondered how a merciful God could have created such a thing. The statement, when examined logically, was one of disbelief in a merciful creator.

Richard Dawkins has a view that the thousands of creatures who suffer and die every minute of every day is an indication that the universe is ungoverned – ie: there cannot be any god because of all the pain.

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