Herb Silverman "Candidate Without A Prayer"

Herb Silverman will discuss his new book

“Candidate Without a Prayer:

An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt”


Herb will describe his journey from Orthodox Jew raised in Philadelphia, to mild-mannered math professor, to accidental activist atheist when he moved to South Carolina. He’ll talk about his challenge to the South Carolina Constitution and his Supreme Court victory, which paved the way for allowing atheists to hold public office in South Carolina. Herb recently had Richard Dawkins in Charleston, SC. Read about what happened here www.secular.org/blogs/herb-silverman/richard-dawkins-goes-bible-belt

Bio: Herb Silverman is Founder and President Emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America, and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Low Country in Charleston, South Carolina. He was founder and faculty advisor to the College of Charleston student Atheist/Humanist Alliance. He is a board member of the American Humanist Association, advisory board member of the Secular Student Alliance, and member of the Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. He has written for “On Faith” at the Washington Post and for the Huffington Post. He has appeared in a number of debates on topics like: Can we be moral without God? Does God exist? Is America a Christian nation? He has also debated at the Oxford Union in Oxford, England on the topic: Does American Religion Undermine American Values? The centerpiece of his recent book, “Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt” is the story of his challenge to the South Carolina Constitution and his Supreme Court victory, which paved the way for allowing atheists to hold public office in South Carolina.

4:30PM – Meet face-to-face with Herb in room 2500C at the UMC Cafeteria, just behind Duval Auditorium – have dinner or a snack or just chat. Good food at reasonable prices.

This program is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona and will be held at DuVal auditorium.

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  • Diane U.

    Herb sets a fine example of having your deeds reflect your creed. He does it with great dedication, intelligence and humor. His book has a serious message delivered by a guy who enjoys life and wants others to do the same. Thanks for your outstanding work for the secular world and showing us the importance of working together while each doing our small individual part. Thanks

    April 8, 2013

  • Merna Z.

    Very informative and entertaining.

    April 7, 2013

  • Don L.

    Great talk. Nancy bought his book on Kindle.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Diane U.

    Hope my friends don't forget the starting time of 3:00.

    April 2, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    Herb is a mover and shaker and will be entertaining to listen to.There will be an informal get together afterwards over dinner in the cafeteria.He is a good role model to pollow to further the rights of atheists.

    February 21, 2013

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