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Herb Silverman

  • Herb SilvermanLocated in Charleston, SC
  • Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston
  • Founded and was faculty advisor to the Atheist-Humanist Alliance
  • President of the Secular Coalition for America
  • Former candidate for Governor of South Carolina
  • Founded Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in South Carolina
  • Founder and President Emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America
  • You can browse a collection of Herb's public speeches and debates here, or visit his website here
Professor Silverman is author of “Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt.” He is a National Board member of the American Humanist Association and the Atheist Alliance. He has appeared in a number of debates, including one at the Oxford Union in England. He is active in defending the rights of non-believers in the political and social arenas. Silverman became South Carolina's most famous atheist activist in 1990 when he challenged the state's religious test for public office by entering its gubernatorial race. Silverman is an endearing speaker and model humanist who advocates tolerance and mutual respect between atheists and believers. He is also an "On Faith" panelist for the Washington Post online.
Speaking topics include:

-The Candidate Without a Prayer (about Herb's run for governor of South Carolina)
-Tales from the Bible Belt (about a number of Herb's experiences in the south)
-The Secular Coalition and Political Activism

Herb shows us the bright side of not believing in an afterlife.

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