Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. He is a former National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, where he taught for seven years.
Hemant has appeared on CNN and FOX News (really). He has served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization targeting non-theistic donors) and the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college atheist groups nationwide).
I’m sure a lot of you have seen this image online, featuring a quotation from House, M.D. Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people. I love that line — it’s funny. It’s true. And for some reason that I still can’t figure out, a Catholic Church in Dublin is using it in an advertisement: Why? Anyone care to offer an explanation? (Thanks to @bdbdbdbd for the link) Read more
A group of Redditors are trying to create a video tribute to Christopher Hitchens and they’d love to get your submissions: Make a short video. Aim for about 1 min length, give or take. Say anything you like, keeping in mind the nature of the effort. The only thing we ask is: Close your video by raising a glass. It has been pointed out that Johnny Walker Black is Hitchens’ drink, but obviously use what you like. Email your video… Read more
At a (strangely early) Halloween parade last week, two members of the Parading Atheists of Central PA marched as Zombie Pope and Zombie Muhammad. The latter proclaimed, “I am Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. I’ve risen from the dead!” Dickish? Totally. Do I like what they did? No. I think they alienated more people than they amused. Was it funny? Zombie-Pope-on-the-lookout-for-little-boys might be funny around people with that kind of humor… but not at a family parade. I’m still trying… Read more