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Convention » Silverman discusses nonbelief, says Mormonism “demonstrates the power of indoctrination.”

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What do you hope to accomplish at the convention?

The No. 1 thing is to have so much fun that they leave with sore faces from laughing so much. There will be a lot of comedy, good solid education, camaraderie — lots and lots of it. If we leave behind Atheists of Utah with an energized base, and maybe an extra couple of people, that would be good.

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American Atheists will stage a panel discussion with two Mormon professors and two atheist experts Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City’s Main Library, 210 E. 400 South. The public is invited to this free event.

The four-day 2014 American Atheists National Convention runs Thursday through Sunday at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S. West Temple. For details, go to www.atheists.org.

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