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).
Republicans should take note: God spoke to Dr. Metablog and told him which candidates need to get out of the presidential race: I asked Him if He had any other preferences in the upcoming election. He sighed. “I don’t want either Bachmann or Palin either. They’re doofae.” I wasn’t surprised that God was so adamantine about B and P, because of their shallow religiosity and deficient knowledge of history, but I was truly shocked that God called them by the… Read more
Christian author Don Miller, who so ungracefully told men and women what they should do if they ever wanted to find love (and then deleted the posts when even Christians pushed back against his advice), wants to know why women “hook up”: … I am curious about why some girls give up sex easily and whether or not they view their sexuality as a commodity. In other words, do you use sex for some kind of social power or to… Read more
Living Waters Ministry (the one run by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron) is notorious for promoting something called the “Good Person test.” Basically, they get you to confess that you’ve lied or stolen something or lusted in the past… and they tell you that you’re a bad person, destined for hell unless you accept Jesus. Anyway, Truth-Saves.com made a shorter, better, Humanist version of the tract that gets right to the point: Much better. Now go spread the Gospel! Read more
You all know atheists have been putting up a lot of billboards lately. What do you do if you led a church and you thought those ads sent an awful message? (What? Atheists think they’re good without god? Never!) Well, the absolutely worst thing you could do is try to “fight back.” If you put up your own billboard in response, or complain about the atheists’ message to the media, you’re playing right into our hands. We get more media… Read more
Earlier tonight, I participated in a discussion at a website called RaftUps. The moderator Tom Diffenbach asked questions, I answered them, and guests were able to have a conversation (and ask their own questions) via a chatroom. I’ve never done an interview like that before; it was a pretty cool experience with a lot of interaction — we might even try it again soon. If you’d like to see how it went, the link to the “video” of the class… Read more