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).
Remember back in April when Texas Governor Rick Perry told citizens to pray for rain? Nearly four months later, FOX News is declaring the prayers to have worked! (Seriously.) LiberalViewer calls FOX out on this and points out how the drought problem hasn’t actually gotten any better. This is something religious people do allllll the time: Pray for something that’s very likely to happen in the future (e.g. getting better after a mild sickness, finding a parking spot, meeting someone… Read more
The scenario: Donald’s wife dropped their kids off with her parents for a week. (A mini-vacation. Yay!) But grandma knows Donald and his wife are atheists… (Damn sinners.) So she knows exactly what she’s going to do with the grandkids: Send them to a weeklong Vacation Bible School. Donald talks about his concern: … no rules were broken here. Still, though, her mom had to have known the kids would never have arrived at her house had she told my… Read more
Sam Harris has just announced that his next book will be released in September. It’s called Lying: It’s not available for pre-order yet, but I’ll let you know when it is! This will be his 4th book. Bonus points to anyone who can accurately predict what it’ll be about. ***Update***: Harris mentions on Twitter that this will be an ebook (Read: No hard copies). Read more
I love this picture 🙂 Reader John snapped this image of his friends Amber and Jason with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus during the GOP Straw Poll in Iowa yesterday: ABC News’ Matt Jaffe noticed, too: When I was standing outside Bachmann’s tent, Marcus Bachmann was there shaking hands with supporters. One girl walked up wearing a t-shirt that said, “Some dudes marry dudes. Get over it.” She shook his hand and walked into the tent. Asked if she’d vote… Read more