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.
One of the survivors of the Aurora shootings was Carli Richards — pictures of her wounds (warning: graphic) made the rounds in the days following the tragedy. Unlike some of the other first-hand accounts of survival, Carli’s may be unique because she’s an atheist (who has a Scarlet A tattoo near her left shoulder). She offers her own account of what happened here and granted an interview to Secular Woman: I almost gave thought to praying in the ambulance that… Read more
Last night, The Daily Show talked about Adam Smith’s video of himself driving through a Chick-fil-A drive-thru and berating the person taking his order for working there: The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook … Rachel Elizabeth, the employee who showed incredible patience during his video, gave an interview to FOX News Channel and said she accepted Smith’s apology: Read more
You know how S.E. Cupp wishes she were religious and would never vote for an atheist… despite being an atheist herself? I found the next worst thing: Atheists who hate it when other atheists point out the foolishness of religion. Luke Winkie recently wrote an article for Salon about a trip to a Creation museum in California and some of the commenters used the discussion thread as an opportunity to — wait for it — mock Creationists and ignorant thinking… Read more
American Atheists has issued a press release to express their sympathies for the victims and families of the recent Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin: American Atheists wish to express condolences to the victims and families affected by the recent shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The shooting took place when temple members were reading scriptures and cooking food in preparation for the main Sunday service and community lunch. It came two weeks after a massacre at a Colorado movie… Read more
We already know Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal‘s voucher program would give upwards of $11,000,000 to religious schools that teach complete nonsense. But what would those schools teach? Mother Jones’ Deanna Pan has a list of “14 Wacky ‘Facts’ Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools.” It’s exactly as messed up as you would expect… and I’m even ignoring all the Creationism stuff: 4. Africa needs religion: “Africa is a continent with many needs. It is still in need of the… Read more