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1994 – 2014: Celebrating 20 unbelievable years being godless in the Holy City

Welcome to the Website of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, an organization of atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers based in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Upcoming Events

SHL movie club: The Theory of Everything:
Nov 29, 2014 / 2:45pm
Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy

(click here for more info)

SHL Breakfast Social:
Nov 30, 2014 / 10:00am
Golden Corral, 4968 CENTRE POINTE DRIVE, Charlesto

(click here for more info)

International Dinner - Thai Restaurant:
Dec 1, 2014 / 6:30 PM
Basil - MOUNT PLEASANT, 1465 Long Grove Rd

(click here for more info)

(See a listing of more upcoming events here)


Latest News

  • Get your Festival of Lights tickets through SHL: SHL is a proud sponsor of this fun family event featuring lighted displays and a marshmallow roast at James Island County Park. So, we are selling tickets at a discount to SHL members. Order yours here.
  • SHL's Caw Sagan wins 2nd Place: The Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry entry won second place for civic groups at the 2014 Scarecrows on the Square in Summerville. This was a fundraiser sponsored by the Junior Service League and all proceeds to to support school supplies for students in Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4.

    Our scarecrow, Caw Sagan, was holding his book "Cawsmos" next to a sign that reads "We are made of straw stuff." He is located at site #25 on Main Street, in Hutchinson Square.

  • New Video: Herb Silverman and 20 Years of SHL: If you were not able to attend our fantastic 20th Anniversary Celebration at Cypress Gardens, there are a lot of things you missed: some great food, music, a very memorable speech by Mike Newdow, and some large aligators. However, you can share one thing with those who were there, this wonderful video. In it, notable figures (including Hemant Mehta, Barry Lynn, Amanda Metskas, Dale McGowan, and Maggie Ardiente) comment on Herb Silverman and SHL

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Amazon Associates Program

Because we are affiated with the Amazon Associates program, our organization earns up to a 15% commission on any items purchased at through the links on our Website. So, if you were going to be buying anything at all from them, this is a super-easy way to contribute to SHL! Here are two ways you can do it:
  • Book Group Reading Selection: For their November 23, 2014 meeting, the SHL Book Group will be reading the book in the box at the right. Click here for more information about the Book Group or click here to see a list of previous book group selections. (BTW If you purchase a book through this link, SHL will receive up to a 15% "kickback"!)
  • Use this "search box" to find any item in the catalog and SHL earns money if you buy it:

  • You might also consider buying a copy of Herb Silverman's book, Candidate Without a Prayer. This autobiography of a math professor who runs for the governorship of South Carolina in order to overturn an unconstitutional rule preventing atheists from holding public office is also the story of the founding of our organization. Of course, you can buy it from any source you want, but if you use the link above our organization earns a small commission from

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Affiliated Organizations

  • American Atheists
  • Atheist Alliance International
  • American Humanist Association
  • Council for Secular Humanism
  • Freedom from Religion Foundation
  • Secular Coalition for America

Webmaster: Alex Kasman 2014