Founded Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in South Carolina
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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