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.
Lisa Marie Presley has a new album out and the first single from it is called “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” Why should anyone care about it? Because if you look closely at the lyrics, it appears that she’s taking some not-so-subtle jabs at the Church of Scientology. She’s been a longtime member of the cult, but maybe she’s trying to get out for good: Lay down the truth, don’t make a sound Just a piece of fruit who’s hit… Read more
A year ago, the town of Adrian, Missouri voted to put up an “In God We Trust” sign in their town hall. At the time, Alderman Danny Ferguson did everything he could to put a stop to that, even asking the others *which* god they were referring to. In fact, his attempt to stop the sign from going up is so fantastic, you should go back and read it again. Now, there are updates to the story. First, the sign… Read more
There’s a Christian movie coming out soon based on Don Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz. The filmmakers want to portray it as “not a Christian movie,” but when you take a look at the clip below, you can tell that they’ve failed. During a debate between an atheist and a theist, the atheist character is basically a caricature, bringing together all those Christian stereotypes about us — we’re older, white, without any sense of compassion, only able to describe things… Read more
Last week, I took part in a panel discussion about religion. One of the other panelists was a (really sweet) Christian woman. When the moderator asked us how we arrived at our religious (or atheistic) views, I answered honestly: I started questioning my faith, and the more I explored it, the less I believed it. Eventually, I became an atheist. There was a little more to it, but that’s the gist of it. When it was the Christian’s turn, she… Read more
The Center for Inquiry on Campus members at Broward College in Florida are holding a fundraiser for their Light the Night team — they want to help atheists raise $1,000,000 to fight cancer. They got a pretty decent speaker, too: James Randi: Randi is giving a talk called “Faith Healers: Fake Healers.” The event is free (but donations are appreciated), and it takes place on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00p in Bailey Hall. Come. Donate. Learn! (Thanks to Elizabeth for… Read more