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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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.

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A Ghost Story Even I Can Believe

I thought ghosts were created for laughs — then I found out most who take ghost tours believe in them.

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Who’s Afraid of a (Mostly) Fictional Bible?

Christians who pick and choose what to believe in the Bible may be on a slippery slope to secular humanism — and that’s just fine by me.