A talk organised by the Council of AtheismUK.
Dave Silverman is President of American Atheists and recipient of the 2017 Richard Dawkins Award. David will talk about his book ‘Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World’ at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL on Monday 24th July 2017 at 7.30pm.
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Fighting God is a firebrand manifesto. In his book, Silverman-a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News – discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.
Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals:
– All religion is ‘cafeteria’ religion and almost all agnostics are atheists.
– Christian politicians have adversely (and un-Constitutionally) affected American society with regard to science, health, women’s rights, and gay rights.
– The notion of “atheist Jews” is a lie forced on us by religion.
– It is not “Islamophobia” to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam.
– Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle.
Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic book that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.
David’s PowerPoint slides were named ‘Fighting the Lie of God’ v3.pptx
Monday 24th July 2017 at 7.30pm.
In the Brockway Room at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
“David Silverman is the bad boy of atheism and we need people like him. There’s a tiresome breed of so-called atheists called the “I’m-an-atheist-BUT-heads.” They love to put the emphasis on the “but,” and go out of their way to emphasize how deeply they respect all faith although, with mawkish regret, they can’t actually share it. David Silverman is not of their number, and how refreshing it is to read a book that is not afraid to speak the truth, sans apology.” – – Richard Dawkins author of ‘The God Delusion’.
“David Silverman is an uncompromising hardliner with a deeply compassionate heart…his voice is clear, passionate, thoughtful, and funny.” – – Greta Christina, author of ‘Why Are You Atheists So Angry?
“An evangelical manifesto…. For the author, the ultimate arbiter is human rationality, which he holds supreme.” – – Kirkus
“A sometimes funny, always informative look into the mind behind America’s frontline of atheism. Dave reminds us that religion is everyone’s enemy.” – – Taslima Nasrin, International Freedom Fighter and author of ‘Shame and Revenge’.
About David Silverman
David Silverman is President of American Atheists and was the creator of the 2012 Reason Rally which drew that largest gathering of Atheists worldwide. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University and his MBA in Marketing from Penn State. Dave served as a professional inventor at Bell Labs for 8 years (74 issued patents).
Dave has been an atheist since he was 6-years-old. With American Atheists, he became an atheist activist in 1996. In 2008 he was elected Vice President and in 2010 President of American Atheists. He has appeared on many major American news programs.
Dave original application for the licence plate ‘ATHE1ST’ was deemed offensive by the state … but has now been granted!