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).
This is a guest post by Jessica Ahlquist. Jessica is a Junior at Cranston High School West. *** On Monday night when I was flying home to Rhode Island from Columbus, I found something interesting in the seat pocket in front of me. It was a little plastic charm with an image of Mary on it. Around her, the charm reads, “O Mary conceives without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee.” This bothers me. I suppose a… Read more
This is a guest post by Matt Cowan. He is a junior at Indiana University and member of the Secular Alliance at Indiana University (SAIU). When you come up to the gates of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, one of the first things you notice is a pair of dinosaur statues positioned on each side of the main gate. When you walk into the Creation Museum, one of the first things you see is a giant model of a… Read more
This is a guest post by Kelley Freeman. She is a junior at the University of South Carolina and member of the Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina. Maybe you’ve been following the crazy things that Hemant has been documenting about Rock Beyond Belief. It’s a free festival focusing on the other part of the military, the part that many Americans seem to forget. Yes, that’s right! It’s going to be a huge event focusing on the non-religious military… Read more
This is a guest post by Franklin Kramer. He is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of the the Illini Secular Student Alliance (ISSA). “Secularism and Nonreligion,” the first academic journal devoted solely to topics about nonbelievers, is set to begin publication in January 2012. It will take contributions from primarily social scientific disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, and economics, although other disciplines will be accepted as well. It is a joint project… Read more
This is a guest post by Kelley Freeman. She is a junior at the University of South Carolina and member of the Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina. As Katie Hartman has shown us, women just love the shit out of ponies. How else are the Four Horsemen going to be appealing to women? I think this is a good start. Read more