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.
As I mentioned before, photographer Chris Johnson is working on a project that features 100 atheists (myself included) talking about what gives them joy and meaning in this life: Each portrait will be paired with a short message from the subject about some aspect of joy, meaning or passion in life. It could focus on the love of a beautiful relationship, the joy of a rewarding career, the pleasure of a treasured pastime, the impact of a powerful experience, or… Read more
Remember when Budget Travel was taking nominations for their list of “15 places kids should see before 15”? The Creation Museum had topped the list thanks to constant voting from Ken Ham’s readers. (And golf claps to them for out-Pharyngulating us.) Now, the article based off the poll is out… and the Creation Museum didn’t make the cut 🙂 Our nominations process was fierce and brought out the full range of emotions in our audience — passion, joy, sadness, anger…. Read more
Richard ∑wald at Atheist Nexus has a terrific roundup (with pictures) of this past weekend’s Rock Beyond Belief rally: Like the Reason Rally, Rock Beyond Belief served many purposes, first and for most a statement. Here’s were the two events have a slight divergence. The Reason Rally’s “you are not alone” and, “we’re here, we’re godless, get used to it” (aptly borrowed from the GLBT community) were an unspoken given. This message was from and for those who serve and… Read more