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Southern Humanist's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Southern Humanist

First, I think you heard Susan Jacboy talking about the lack of charismatic leadership within the atheistic community on Up with Chris Hayes. Second, it's a tough question because it's difficult to create a community or an agenda around not believing in something. It's hard to be an "expert" in atheism as a standalone thing for example, whereas there are “experts” in theism who get paid to lead entire congregations of people. That said, you can find eloquent expert cosmologists like Carl Sagan or expert evolutionary biologists like Richard Dawkins or expert philosophers like Bertrand Russell who all happen(ed) to be atheists, but they didn’t or don’t rally people together once a week to discuss their atheism.

Wed, 16 May 2012 20:00:19 UTC | #941909