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.
In case you’re curious what Humanist Chaplains are all about, where you can find some, and how you can start a chaplaincy at your school, the American Humanist Association has just launched a new website to answer those questions: Religious chaplaincies are a staple at any university. Often catered to specific religious traditions, they offer advice, counsel, and community. As nonbelievers, atheist students usually do not have access to this type of community, and humanist chaplaincies offer an alternative. …… Read more
Right now, the SkepticTV show is hosting a 12-hour benefit show with proceeds going to the Secular Student Alliance. More information is below: Joe Zamecki and Damon Fowler are guests (on the show “Trolling with Logic”), as are several other fantastic skeptics and activists. Tune in, donate to a good cause, and get active! Read more
CNN is jumping on the “Black atheists exist!” bandwagon — their angle focuses on black atheists in the South: Benjamin Burchall first realized how different his experience in the South was going to be while looking for something to watch on television on a Sunday night. “I couldn’t find anything on television but religious programming,” says Burchall, 38, a former Christian minister and agricultural consultant who moved from Long Beach, California, to Atlanta for work in 2010, “And I thought,… Read more