Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Although by now the word has been overworked many times, a cliche of a cliche if you will, watching our new President being sworn in this afternoon was definitely a cause for hope. Hope not just because he replaces a man whom I believe history will judge as the worst president ever, but because I believe our new President means what he says. And in his speech this afternoon, there was a small...very small recognition, that those of us who simply refuse to believe that supernatural beings control our destiny, may finally be recognized as first class citizens.
"For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."
"And nonbelievers." Only two words...but it's a start!