Candidate Without A Prayer: An Autobiography Of A Jewish Atheist In The Bible Belt
In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. He takes the reader from his childhood as an Orthodox Jew in Philadelphia, where he stopped fasting on Yom Kippur to test God’s existence, to his adult life in the heart of the Bible Belt, where he became a legendary figure within America’s secular activist community and remains one of its most b...
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing; None edition (May 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2313139
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“What a great story! Having been raised, at the exact same time frame - in a Jewish neighborhood, as a only child (Gentile)(goyim) I can really relate! My Dad owned a body shop next door to the dry cleaners (after WWll - having served in Europe). 4...”
loved leaders. Never one to shy from controversy, Silverman relates many of his high-profile battles with the Religious Right, including his decision to run for governor of South Carolina to challenge the state’s constitutional provision that prohibited atheists from holding public office. He is equally candid about the battles he has faced in the secular community itself and the many hurdles he overcame in the historic step of politically uniting the country’s major secular, humanist, and atheist groups under the banner of the Secular Coalition for America. Silverman combines a satirist’s pen with an activist’s passion, revealing in humorous and often moving ways a personal side few know. Candidate Without a Prayer offers an intimate portrait of a central player in today’s increasingly heated culture wars.