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).
St. Matthew-in-the-City church in Auckland, New Zealand is notorious for their fantastic billboard campaigns and their most recent one was right up there in terms of controversy: Not a bad visual, right? Some might say it defeats the notion of a virgin birth, but the church says the ad puts the focus on a “real baby and a real mum.” I’ll give them credit for getting a good discussion going. Unfortunately, the billboard didn’t last very long… it was vandalized… Read more
This is a guest post by Michael Tracey. He is a writer based in New Jersey and a former Secular Student Alliance group leader. *** Perhaps it was silly for me to be nervous in the moments before dialing Christopher Hitchens — he being en route to a debate that I arranged, after all — but still, my stomach churned. Despite his well-known fondness for libations, I slightly doubted that Christopher Hitchens would be interested in going to the pub… Read more
To wrap up the day, here are just a few additional links about Christopher Hitchens you might want to take a look at: As we wait for the editorial cartoons about to emerge, let’s hope none take the easy route… … Ashley honors Hitch with a proper cup of tea: … Ape, Not Monkey has a lovely sequence of Hitches: … Cyanide & Happiness explains that Hitchens may indeed be in a better place: … If you’re in Minneapolis, I’m… Read more