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"Why Firebrand Atheism is Humanistic, Ethical, and Downright Nice"

David Silverman is President of American Atheists and was the creator and Executive Producer of the 2012 Reason Rally. He attended Brandeis University, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science while honing his debating skills with theists in numerous informal debates. Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell Labs for 8 years (74 issued patents) and a Marketing Director for Natural Microsystems.

Dave became an activist in 1996 and soon became New Jersey State Director. He also founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists, the first employee club of its kind. He was tapped to be the National Spokesperson in 2004, and then was named Vice President in 2008. The Board of Directors elected Dave as President in September of 2010.

Mr. Silverman has appeared on most major news programs including The O'Reilly Factor (spawning the famous "WTF meme-face"), Scarborough Country, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, FOX and Friends, NPR's All Things Considered, and many more. David hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV show with co-host Dennis Horvitz.

This event is sponsored by FreeThought Arizona.

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    Don Lacey

    Carole asked for a script for non-confrontational convincing discussions with a Theist that she might be comfortable with.
    Brian Dunning just did a podcast on Asking the Socratic Questions that just might be the answer for you.­
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    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    Stimulating and thought provoking. Hope you didn't miss it.

    October 20, 2013

  • Gregg C.

    Honest and hard hitting.

    October 20, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Very informative. Dave Silverman made a good case for Firebrand Atheism and backed it up with valid and informative statistics.

    October 20, 2013

  • Jim N.

    Very informative about American Atheists and Firebrand Atheists. Dave Silverman made a strong case based on solid and interesting statistics.

    October 20, 2013

  • Lew S.

    SUPER GREAT! Right on David Silverman

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    His talk should appeal to all atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, (our base) and those with humanist values. It is not often we have the head of a national organization to address our group. He is here because of the dues paying members of FreeThought AZ. Come and enjoy his talk and consider joining.

    1 · August 9, 2013

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