The Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear (HFCF) will host nationally recognized writer, blogger, and secular activist Herb Silverman for a reading and discussion of his recent book, An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land. The program will be held at Pomegranate Books, 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC, on Sunday, September 17, at 5pm.
Silverman deals with issues of American culture, politics, and religion, in An Atheist Stranger in a Strange Religious Land, from the perspective of a secular atheist outside the mainstream of today’s Republican South. Silverman is known for his original and humorous perspective on the secular movement in the deeply religious Republican South.
In his previous book, Candidate Without a Prayer, Silverman, a mild-mannered mathematics professor, liberal, Jewish, Yankee atheist, tells the story of being a candidate for governor of South Carolina. That run for office resulted in the founding of the Secular Coalition for America, and effort to unite nontheists across the country, a regular column for the Washington Post’s “On Faith,” and finding a wife.
Herb Silverman is founder and president emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America; founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcounty in Charleston, South Carolina; board member of the American Humanist Association; a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the College of Charleston; and, an entertaining and much in-demand public speaker.
Silverman’s books will be available for purchase at Pomegranate Books, with a book-signing to follow Silverman’s program. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
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