Let us rejoice in the fact that an evil person who used his religion to kill thousands has come to justice. I am never happy at the death of a person, but some people cannot be stopped without violence and their deaths. The terrible events of September 11, 2001 has come back to haunt us all, but maybe in this one event last night some closure will come, especially to the victims families of that terrible day. It is also that day that has changed my life to one of being in opposition to religion, because only in the cause of religion can such an evil man do such crimes to humanity. We have lost many a brave soldier, sailor and airmen in the battle against religious intolerance and I am afraid that we are not done. But in the words of that immortal personage of Sir Winston Churchill at the end of the Battle of El Alamain: "This is not the beginning of the end, but perhaps it is the end of the beginning." We will have more losses and victories in the war. The end cannot be seen as of yet, but maybe we can feel the cooling comfortable breeze from the mouth of this terrible cavern and know that there is an end, whatever it may be. We must still be ever vigil against the forces of the religious right in trying to impose their own version of theocracy on us all and use this event in their cause. We must continue to strive toward more skepticism in the fight against irrationality, because it is that which Osama Bin Laden represented. So all praise goes to rationality, perseverance and the pursuit of truth.
Peace Skeptical DoDo