Atheism Needs its Harvey Milk

by Luke Muehlhauser on December 6, 2009 in General Atheism

Harvey Milk, subject of the excellent Sean Penn movie Milk, gave a rousing speech called “You Cannot Live on Hope Alone” in 1978, shortly before he was assassinated. We need some atheists to give some speeches like this on behalf of atheism. Speeches that are not smug and vitriolic but hopeful and inspiring.

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Ankjakt December 6, 2009 at 6:33 am

Beautiful!

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Reginald Selkirk December 6, 2009 at 11:55 am

Are you volunteering to take a bullet for the cause?

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Summa December 6, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Atheism doesn’t need ANYTHING. If it did it wouldn’t be atheism.

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lukeprog December 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Reginald,

That part, I’m not sure atheism needs. :)

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