Herb Silverman


Herb Silverman is founder and President Emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America, author of “Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt,” and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston.

Stories by Herb Silverman
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An Invitation to Exorcise an Atheist

Gordon Klingenschmitt, Republican Colorado House nominee, is wrong about atheists for more than a few reasons.

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One of America’s Best Kept Religious Secrets

Could the growing Bahá’í religion revolutionize our political sphere?

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Why I’m Faithless at OnFaith

An atheist considers what it means to be a part of a conversation on faith.

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Why I Wish Pope Francis Was Joking about the Devil (and Other Beliefs)

Here’s my four-word solution for those struggling with demonic possession: “Stop believing in demons.”

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Six Scenes of My Interactions with Muslims: The Good, the (Mostly) Bad, and the Ugly

I’m an equal opportunity critic of religions. But when it comes to human rights, I’m far more concerned about Islam.

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Why the Supreme Court’s Conservative and Liberal Judges Are All Greek to Me

The Greece v. Galloway decision is another reminder that some things are both constitutional and wrong.