Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists (and recent subject of Jon Stewart‘s scorn) gave a talk at the Secular Student Alliance 2011 conference that earned him a standing ovation and got the audience energized about being activists.
It’s about how our “movement” will ultimately succeed no matter the opposition and how it is vital that atheists proudly and confidently come out of the closet.
This was one of those talks that I loved to listen to… despite cringing through parts of it (like when he compared our plight to the Civil Rights movement). Also, in case you missed it last week, Tyler Curtis is still waiting for a citation for the “30% Under 30″ number that Dave mentions.
That said, Dave is a dynamic speaker and great at rallying the troops. Watch the video and you’ll see why.