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David Silverman


  • Piscataway, NJ
  • President of American Atheists
  • founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists
  • has appeared on many television boradcasts including The O'Reilly Factor and NPR's All Things Considered
  • Twitter: @MrAtheistPants

DAVID SILVERMAN is President of  American Atheists has been an atheist since he was 6 years old.  Following a traditional Jewish education (including a Bar Mitzvah), 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.  After earning his MBA from Penn State, he married one of the Brandeis theistic debate opponents. They currently have a 20-year "mixed marriage" and a daughter, who is following in Dad's atheist footsteps.

Dave became an activist at in 1996, and soon became NJ 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, Scarborough Country, The Situation with Wolf Blitzer, CNN'
Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, Fox and Friends, CN8's It's
Your Call, and  NPR's All Things Considered.  David runs the NoGodBlog and
hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV show.

Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell Labs for 8 years (74 issued
patents) and a Marketing Director for Natural Microsystems.

Dave is willing to speak on the following topics:

  • Where the atheist movement is going
  • Why it is important to come out of the closet

Dave also enjoys doing debates on many subjects.

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