Atheism / Minutiae · May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell is dead

I just heard that Jerry Falwell has died.

I’d love to write something about all the damage and hurt that Falwell has done to our nation – but honestly I can’t bring myself to review his viciousness. Perhaps I’ll try later.

Right now, I just have two observations. First, the “old guard” of Christian Fundamentalism is all collectively approaching death – which can only be good for our country.

And second, as an Atheist I know Falwell is now beyond realizing the error of his belief. That’s the saddest part of Atheism – you can’t tell a dead person, “See? I told you there was no afterlife!”

His consciousness is gone, ceased to exist. But America will be unraveling the harm he’s created for generations.