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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5 Books All Atheists and Other Outsiders Should Read

Yes, you really should read the Bible. And plenty of Orwell.

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How Atheists Can Overcome a Reputation of Arrogance

Why — and how — we should work with religious believers for the common good.

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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.”