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.
Well, this is different: One man says he’s an atheist who supports Tim Tebow: Unlike so many athletes, Tebow will not let you down. He will not be caught in a bizarre incident at a night club at 3:00 in the morning. He will not father illegitimate kids, test positive for drugs, or defile his skin with ridiculous tattoos. Funny thing is, he COULD do all these things, then simply ask for forgiveness. His ticket to heaven would remain valid…. Read more
The main reason I began blogging was that, more than five years ago, a Christian named Jim Henderson “bought my soul on eBay.” He asked me to visit a number of churches and write about my experiences on his ministry’s website. That ministry was called Off The Map — unofficial slogan: “Helping Christians be normal” — and they’re finally calling it quits: We wanted a conference that was sponsored by followers of Jesus that was also an event where non-believers… Read more
There’s a controversy looming in Tippecanoe County, Indiana over whether or not the city council should give their approval for the building of an Islamic center. In response to that, Steve Viars offers his support: Some residents from our community expressed concern over this decision, essentially suggesting that the approval was un-American. I think the polar opposite is true. Refusing to grant this request simply because the petitioners are followers of Islam would be contrary to our country’s cherished ideals… Read more
The Veritas Forum is a national group that brings speakers to various colleges in order to discuss the “relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.” Recently, they began advertising an event at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and their posters ask if people can be “Good without a God?” That prompted the Cal Poly Alliance of Happy Atheists to respond to the Veritas ads with one of their own: Not bad at all 🙂 But I have… Read more
Thanks to $7,200 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason, there is now a billboard reading, “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone” in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Matt Jordan, the [Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason’s] spokesman, says the billboard is not meant to offend people of faith. He says it is to reach out to like-minded folks to let them know that they are not alone and that there is a community out there for them. One comment thread in… Read more