MASH President Brenda Germain and her husband Paul were honored to host Herb Silverman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston, Founder of the Secular Coalition for America and founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, SC., in their home last night. MASH members enjoyed a delightful presentation by Mr. Silverman about his two books; Candidate Wthout a Prayer and An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land. Humorous and insightful, Herb's talk was well
It was wonderful to meet Herb's lovely wife Sharon. The
Brenda, Herb and Sharon
intimate gathering allowed for all of us to talk one on one with Herb and his wife. Afterward, Herb kindly signed and notarized copies of his books for us. The refreshments were varied; a meat and cheese tray for sliders, multiple vegan salads, Michael's couscous salad, Julie's deviled eggs and a wide variety of cheese & crackers and drinks. Good food
and good times had by all.
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston, Herb Silverman isFounder 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?”
recently he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Humanist
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!