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Smile! There is No God! Excerpts from a talk by Herb Silverman

By | 2017-10-24T19:01:47+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Humanism|

HERB SILVERMAN is the founder of the Secular Coalition for America and of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina. He is Distinguished Mathematics Professor Emeritus of the College of Charleston and the author of Candidate without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt (Pitchstone, 2012). His latest book is An [...]

Dealing with Death When You Do Not Believe in an “After-Life”

By | 2017-10-08T04:45:46+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In January of 2016, my father had several unexplained seizures. Doctors discovered multiple tumors in his brain, and later in other organs throughout his body. He died in March of that same year at the age of 64. In April, my friend Dave was hit by a drunk driver who was speeding in a stolen [...]

What is the Humanist Alternative to Prayer?

By | 2017-10-04T19:37:24+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Humanism|

What do you do when you feel bad about things that are happening to other people but aren’t able to help them? If I were Christian I would pray for them. What is the humanist alternative to prayer? I asked this question many years ago when I was in seminary at Scarritt College for Christian [...]