Edward Tabash is a constitutional and civil rights lawyer in Beverly Hills, California.
He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1973. He graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1976 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He has chaired the National Legal Committee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State since 1995. He has been the most publicly-active man in the abortion rights movement in California since 1981. He has argued and won before the California Supreme Court. He sits as a part-time judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court system. Since 1990, he has been a member of the First Amendment Committee of the ACLU of Southern California. In 1999, he presented the New York Legislature with a comprehensive First Amendment argument as to why a proposed blasphemy law was unconstitutional.
In election year 2000, he finished second out of four in a primary for the California State Assembly. He was the only open atheist to be a major contender for a state legislative seat in the United States during that election cycle.
He has successfully represented Secular Humanism in public debates against three major Christian philosophers, Peter VanInwagen, Greg Bahnsen, William Lane Craig, and Richard Swinburne. His articles and letters defending the atheist/skeptic point of view have been published by the Los Angeles Times. He currently chairs the Center for Inquiry West.
In addition to articles published here in the Secular Web Kiosk, several of his articles have been published in the Modern Documents section of the Secular Web Library.
You may visit his website at www.tabash.com.
Edward Tabash shares his fascinating story about mystical experiences and the ongoing search for metaphysical awakening.
It is long overdue that people who do not believe in any god are elected to significant political office. Atheists must start electing some of their own, and Eddie Tabash, the only admitted atheist to run for political office in 2000, describes what is necessary for this to happen, and how we need to overcome crippling assumptions and prejudices and start getting politically savvy, just as the Christian Right has done.
Edward Tabash, a constitutional and civil rights attorney, critically analyzes Faith on Trial by attorney Pamela Binnings Ewen. Whereas Ewen attempts to show that a trial conducted under the Federal Rules of Evidence would uphold the claim that Jesus was supernaturally resurrected following his execution, Tabash argues that the so-called evidence of Jesus' supernatural resurrection would not even be admitted into evidence, thus the jury would not even get to hear it--let alone decide if it were true.
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