Atheist Who Fought to Keep God Separated From Government Dies in Small Plane Crash

(Associated Press) An Illinois man who was one of the better-known atheists in the country and an activist for keeping religious and government affairs separate died in a plane crash last week, officials said Monday.

The McHenry County coroner said an autopsy Monday revealed that Robert I. Sherman, 63, of Poplar Grove, died from multiple crash injuries. Authorities said Sherman was piloting a small plane that crashed into a cornfield either Friday night or Saturday morning. The crash is under investigation.

Sherman was an outspoken atheist and critic of using state money for religious purposes and having religious displays in public spaces. He also hosted a radio show and ran for public office several times.

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  • Emmanuel

    I pray for his family.

  • TheBottomline4This

    He had 63 years… he knows.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Sad. His life signifies today’s secular USA. Vanity. Every man meets his God sooner or later.
    May God save his associates by bringing them to repentance and the faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Liberal Elitist

    “The crash is under investigation.”

    I hope this will be a thorough investigation.

    • Amos Moses

      i know who did it ….. providence ………….

    • Ken

      Yeah, it’s called the Last Judgment.

  • jael2

    He spent his whole life denying his Creator and now he awaits the resurrection of the dead when he will face the judgment seat of Christ. As with the rich man and Lazarus, he will plead for one drop of water:
    “And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
    But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented Luke 16 :23-25

  • Edward Hill

    Now this is the God I know for He don’t play for ever .Gives a person time to repent and boom its over .

  • james blue

    My sympathies go to his loved ones.

    • Mr Cleats

      Yeah, atheist sympathy, the kind of sympathy Stalin had for Trotsky.

      • james blue

        You are one sad bitter individual.

  • Cootie

    Encountering the one you said didn’t exist must be highly educational.