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.
We’re about a month away from the public release of Richard Dawkins’ new book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. Dawkins’ publishers have given me the opportunity to do an email interview with him and I need your help. What would you like me to ask him? Ideally, your questions are related to the new book, but if there are good ones outside that scope, I’ll try to get them in there. I can’t guarantee he’ll… Read more
The Secular Coalition for Arizona is doing something so awesome, so unique, and so important, that I’m amazed it’s getting no publicity whatsoever. (Yet.) They’re organizing trainings this fall… for atheists who want to run for public office. Training will primarily be aimed at those interested in running for local and state level offices such as school board, city council, and state legislature. This training will focus on campaigning, messaging, and the nuts and bolts of effective leadership. … “We… Read more
Reader Matt took this picture at a church in Seattle: Someone was obviously trying to be funny about it, but I think it just undermines what the church teaches. God isn’t looking after us. We have to look after ourselves and others. And if it’s better to play it safe than sorry, there’s no reason to put your money on any god. Read more
It’s been a while since we’ve seen her, but if you’re like me, you didn’t miss her one bit. Becky Fischer is the woman at the heart of Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing’s shocking 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. Remember how, in The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins made a point of saying children shouldn’t be saddled with religious labels (like “Muslim child”) before they’re old enough to understand what religion is? Yeah, well, Fischer never bought into that. She has every… Read more