South Carolina Atheist in the Media: Short, Simple, and Soundbyte-able

The local NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina interviewed Secular Coalition for America president Herb Silverman yesterday (though not about SCA).

It’s a short clip (just over one minute), but Herb does a great job of explaining why he and other members of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry are putting the following atheist billboard in their area:


It’s always tough to do media — even tougher when you’re edited into such short soundbytes. But I think Herb handles it well and gets his points across quickly.

The button he’s wearing is pretty spiffy, too :)

  • Margaret Y.

    Absolutely first-rate. He was so calm and matter-of-fact. He is an excellent role model for me.

  • Skunque

    Of all the advertisement slogans, I like this one best.

  • Joanna

    I agree with Margaret Y. above…a very calm and reasonable approach. Inclusive message. Too bad it costs so much to advertise on billboards. But it is effective and non-threatening….just like Mr. Silverman appears to be!

  • Bart

    Did you notice the Freudian slip the reporter slipped into the article?

    The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry has spent thousands of dollars to have a billboard rasied by Interstate-26 with the question: “Do You Believe In God?“ “You Are Not Alone”
    The group says it has no intention of turning believers into non-believers with this campaign. Instead, they want those who do not believe in a supernatural being to know that there is a happy and welcoming community of other-like minded people.
    Brendan Clark talks with the co-founder and Vice-President of this group, Herb Silverman about this billboard.

    I think he misquoted the billboard there. A bit.

  • Chal

    Doesn’t that misquote effectively reverse the meaning?

  • Bjorn Watland

    If anyone wants one of those spiffy buttons, email me at web(at) and I’ll mail you one, so long as you promise to actually wear it in public.

  • Dan

    I love that billboard! I think we may need some of those in my area. :-)