MASH Speaker for September 20, 2017 6:30 pm
Location: Germain Residence
110 Ashley Dr., Aberdeen, NC
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston, Herb Silverman is Founder of the Secular Coalition for America and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC.
His book, “Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt”, describes his challenge to the South Carolina Constitution and his Supreme Court victory, nullifying the anti-atheist clause in the South Carolina Constitution. He has appeared in numerous debates, some of which can be found on YouTube. One of his notable appearances was in a debate at Oxford, England debates on the topic “Does American Religion Undermine American Values?” On YouTube!
Most recently he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Humanist Association.
Herb will speak about his book, "Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt", which describes his journey from Orthodox Judaism growing up in Philadelphia, to apathetic atheist, to accidental activist atheist when he moved to South Carolina. Herb describes his encounters with Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, and others when he ran for Governor of South Carolina. He will also discuss his latest book, “An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land” which is a compendium of some of his best writing for the Washington Post, HuffPost, The Humanist, and other magazines and blogs.
Herb is an excellent and eloquent speaker with a great sense of humor, and he is very popular at conferences and on the lecture circuit! Come and meet the much-loved rock star of our atheist community—a man who has been fighting the good fight for decades, and never hesitates to speak out on our behalf!