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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7 Tips for Atheists at Thanksgiving Dinner

Should atheists come out to their religious family at the Thanksgiving dinner?

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The Problem with Religious Privilege for Prisoners

If we make exemptions for religious belief, we should also do so for conscientious belief.

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Happy Halloween to All Who Aren’t Afraid of Harmless Fun

The War on Christmas rages on. The War on Thanksgiving has begun. But what about Halloween?

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Who Is a Jew? What Is a Christian?

Both Jews and Christians argue about who they accept into their respective camps.

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7 Family Issues Pope Francis Should — But Won’t — Discuss

If any women were invited to the Vatican’s synod on the family, they’d be having a very different conversation.

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“Under God” Is Not All that Needs to Change About the Pledge

The dubious phrase does have something going for it — namely, controversy that could lead to conversation.