It’s time I let you in on a little secret. I have detailed stats on how many people every day visit this blog-site, the posts they read and the countries they come from. But I don’t have any idea what they think of the posts they read, unless, like too few, they post a comment. I know personally some readers who are atheists, some who are non-atheists and hope that many others are Believers on the Brink. I even know one militant non-atheist who uses this Blog in his Christian Doctrine classes in public schools. It is humiliating to me to realize that he clearly considers that not only none of my posts will disturb the faith of his young flock; he uses them to hone their skills in demolishing atheism, in short, for target-practice. It is disturbing to me that this abuse of juvenile credulity is identical with that practised in Muslim madrassas.
But at the end of the day, or even at noon-time and when I get up in the morning, I’m happy to know that there are all sorts of readers out there. Even when I become a target for the slings and arrows and bullets and heat-seeking missiles of believers, I take consolation in the fact that there may be a delayed effect in being exposed to “blindfaithblindfolly”. One day the message might sink in, and strike home, that religion is, after all, pretty silly. It took me forty years. These brainwashed kids will, hopefully, take a lot less.