I had a depressing thought. I have scheduled automatic donations to go to the SSA and Camp Quest per month.
I was looking at those payments, wondering if I should stop, due to financial restraints. As an atheist, my point of view tends to be that it's important for me to try to make an impact while I'm around. What am I going to do with that money? Buy more XBox games?
This money is at least going towards fighting irrationality and ignorance in the world.
Then, it struck me - the other side is putting in their time/money/energy to fight people like me.
Imagine if instead of spending those resources fighting each other, we spent it trying to solve things like cancer, recycling technologies or FTL technology.
It's no wonder we aren't out exploring the galaxy right now.