David Silverman English Actor
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David Silverman is the president of a non-profit organization named American Atheists at present. The NPO supports the atheists' rights and strives for the removal of terminology of religion in public places. He had been an atheist since the age of six. He started challenging the concept of religion publicly. Even though he was against the religious beliefs, he was often forced to perform his Bar Mitzvah. The turning point of his life was that point when he decided that he will never lie that he is an atheist as he went on to the stage and announced that he is theist, and he knew it. After seventeen years, his father agreed that he also did not believe in God. He completed his bachelor's degree from the Brandeis University, an American private research university in Massachusetts , in the subject of Computer Science. He continued his studies with MBA in the field of Marketing from a research-intensive university named Pennsylvania State University. He completed his advanced graduation in the field of International Business from a private Roman Catholic University in New Jersey named Seton Hall University. He owns 74 patent rights as he is a former professional inventor. He wrote many articles which include Inventors Digest, a monthly magazine, and website devoted to promoting the interests of independent and professional inventors.

He also worked in a non-profit organization named American Atheists in the United States since 1996 in various positions and roles like Communications Director, New Jersey State Director, and Vice President. He became the president of this organization on 16th September 2010 after Edward Milton Ed Buckner, who was the president of the organization from 2008 to 2010.

He appeared several times in the media when he worked as the Vice President and Communications Director. He is now visible on the media specially since he started holding the position of the president. The billboard campaign for atheist awareness, which was launched in the year 2010 led to some controversies due to which the exposure of the organization in the media increased drastically. He appeared on many TV shows as a result of this billboard campaign since late 2010. Most prominently on the show named The O'Reilly Factor in the year 2011. Under his direction, the group of American Atheists started blocking the World Trade Center skeleton's cross-beam section's preservations, which were similar to the symbol of a cross. According to Silverman, the center's cross turned into a Christian icon. He went and expressed Reason Rally at the American Atheists National Convention in the year 2011 in Des Monies, the most populous city in the U.S. state of lowa. The rally was the biggest gathering of the atheists in the history of the world.

On 28th October 2011, he participated with Dines D'Souza, an Indian-American political commentator, in a public debate on the topic about the benefits of Christianity for America. He went on the television show on the Fox News Network to talk and discuss about the topic of billboards, which in  Christmas,  were put up by the American Atheists in Times Square, a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in New York City. His first book was named Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World, which was released in the year 2015, on 1st of December.

He was married to Hildy Silverman, a publisher for two decades. They have a teenage daughter.