Good morning! The turkey is stuffed and in the oven, the pumpkin pie is chilling in the fridge, and I am ready to clean my house and do the laundry. That’s my routine every year. Then the rest of the weekend is free.
I’d like to thank some people who have made a difference in the world for good this year:
First, thank you Rebecca for running this site and giving us all a place to hang out, chat, rant, and just generally enjoy the company of other skepchicks (and dudes)!
A few other people I’d like to thank are:
Richard Dawkins for starting a non-religious charity foundation that I feel good giving my money to.
Al Gore for having the guts to speak out about the dangers of global warming. Congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!
Sam Harris for starting a fund to pay to protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali from the Muslim fundamentalists who want to kill her because she is an infidel and has written about the horrors she experienced as a Muslim girl and young woman.
All the Naughty stores (updated link) who realize that not everyone in America is a Christian and that we shouldn’t be treated as second class citizens at this time of year if we celebrate something else besides Christmas. (And the Liberty Counsel for posting the ridiculous Naughty-and-Nice list and giving us something to laugh about, creating an air of secular holiday cheer!)
Philip Pullman for writing a really cool young-adult fantasy trilogy that isn’t full of religious innuendo, and that is giving the Christian nuts something extra to get their panties in a wad about while we are all having a good time reading and kicking back at the movies this winter.
These are just a few of the people I can think of who are giving their time to make this world better and safer, or just more fun. I hope that you’ll take a few moments today to send thoughts of thankfulness to those who come to your mind for doing the same.