Herb Silverman (Candidate Without A Prayer) Continental Breakfast and Talk

Herb Silverman, author of Candidate Without A Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt, will be speaking at an Atheists United event about his deeply revealing and engaging autobiography. In it, he takes the reader from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God’s existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America’s secular activist community and remains one of its most beloved leaders.


In the video below, you can see Herb speak at previous Atheists United event about his run for governor of South Carolina to challenge the state’s constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office.

Time: The event will start with a continental breakfast at 9am and Herb Silverman will speak at 10am.

Note: Space is limited, so please RSVP!

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  • Rosalind M.

    I thoroughly enjoyed Herb's talk and I'm eager to read his book. I wholeheartedly agree we should "come out". It is admirable that Herb ran for Governor of SC and hung in there seven(?) years to be a Notary Public - great strides toward atheists becoming acceptable members of the American culture. Also liked the question and answer discussion about calling himself a Jewish Atheist. I don't call myself a Catholic Atheist but the fact I was a Cradle Catholic and then Presbyterian does affect me. For instance, Handel's Messiah is part of my Winter Solstice celebration. (I like quite a few hymns - great music, great voices, you just have to ignore the words.)

    It was so nice to meet this mythical figure (it turns out he is a real human being.) and his lovely wife at the book festival. Then to follow up with a talk and delicious breakfast was perfect.

    Thanks to Bobbie for once again hosting such a nice event.

    April 21, 2013

  • Rosalind M.

    Looking forward to it.

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds amazing!

    April 15, 2013

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