Thank you for inviting me to post on this new Dennis Prager blog. As I have not yet become an active member I should probably introduce myself before I step up onto my soapbox.
I was raised in Los Angeles and have listened to Dennis since approximately 1982. My first exposure was a local radio show called "Religion on the Line", perhaps the finest hour on religious thought I have ever encountered. Dennis moderated the show and it was his guidance that caused me begin to take religion seriously, and not as the caricature we so often find in the media and amongst our friends and family. I would never had gotten to where I am on my journey had I not been fortunate enough to come across this show and more importantly Dennis and his other radio show and his books. Somewhere in my home office I still have some cassettes of his shows which I recorded off the radio. Before the days of podcasts I would listen to them quite frequently.
I am looking forward to becoming active in the group. I know the people I will meet will share many of my views and values. I also know that they will believe what they believe because they have examined their views and have arrived at them by way of reason and clarity and not by group think. For a brief period in the 1980's I switched to the Democratic party and found that group think flourished. Also I found, as Dennis says, that as a whole these are very angry people. They are fond of demonizing everyone who disagrees with them. Curiously they rarely demonize our enemies. In fact I can't remember hearing the word "enemy" while I was in the Democratic party of the Reagan years.
Thank you again for all your efforts and I look forward to reading more posts.