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).
Because she knew he would take the next logical step: My mom always told me there wasn’t a Santa. This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn’t real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn’t believe her. So she just wanted to be straight-up and honest with me all the time. But I didn’t tell my… Read more
They may not be able to have one in Pennsylvania, but the Kansas City Atheist Coalition created their own Tree of Knowledge and it looks great 🙂 The tree’s ornaments are pictures of famous skeptics/atheists who have challenged us to look beyond mindless dogma: They also “adopted” two families in need, buying gifts for the kids and raising $340 for gift cards for the parents. Such a simple gesture, yet so helpful and powerful. And all without the help of… Read more
Jesus speaks a lot of truth to Denver Broncos SuperChristian quarterback Tim Tebow in a sketch from last night’s Saturday Night Live (sorry, international non-Hulu people!): SNL: Please make this version of Tebow a recurring character. To the delight of atheists and non-Broncos fans everywhere, the advice didn’t pay off in today’s game. Read more
Sam Harris offers his thoughts on Hitch: I first met Hitch at a dinner at the end of April 2007, just before the release of his remarkable book god is not Great. After a long evening, my wife and I left him standing on the sidewalk in front of his hotel. His book tour was just beginning, and he was scheduled to debate on a panel the next morning. It was well after midnight, but it was evident from his… Read more