Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance. He has written multiple books, including I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. He also edited the book Queer Disbelief.
American Atheists just put up two new billboards that go after President Obama’s Christianity and Mitt Romney’s Mormonism (though they never mention the candidates by name): The billboards will be located in Charlotte, NC, where the Democratic National Convention will be held, September 3 – 6, 2012. All companies contacted in Tampa, Florida, where the Republican National Convention will be held, refused to display the billboard focusing on Mormonism. Mr. Silverman said, “The election of our leaders in the United… Read more
A draft of the book is complete! (With a week before school starts, too. Woo!) Now, the plan is to read through everything 3209423 times over the next several days, clean up the material and make sure the continuity is there (especially since the chapters were written out of order), double check the citations, get some people to look it over to see if they spot any glaring mistakes, format it as nicely as I can… and then hand it… Read more
If you’re an atheist living in North or South Carolina, this conference on September 28th-30th may be of interest to you: The Carolinas Secular Conference is an annual opportunity for Freethinkers from across the Carolinas region to come together and share ideas, plans, and initiatives between themselves, for local groups, and the region as a whole. … This event is a celebration of our growing secular movement and culture, but also a chance to join in a live network of… Read more
Earlier today, the group Atheists Helping the Homeless based in Austin, Texas just held their 41st giveaway — over 100 people went through their line: Among the items they gave away: pre-packaged food, toilet paper, socks, soap, combs, razors, sunblock, and shampoo. If you’d like to donate a little something to help them continue events like this in the future, you can do that here 🙂 Read more