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.
What do you do when saying “I accept evolution” doesn’t convey the overwhelming weight of the evidence to support it? You can read the punchline here, by the way. … Every high school science teacher should just put the same question at the end of every test, regardless of the chapter: “In the scientific community, what does ‘theory’ mean?” Maybe then, it would sink in… (via Calamities of Nature — thanks to J B for the link!) Read more
Myq Kaplan is one of the smartest comedians you’ll hear and he appeared on Conan last night. The whole clip is awesome, but around the 2:23 mark in the clip below, he gets into some hilarious material about homosexuality and the Bible 🙂 You can read my interview with Myq from just after his run on Last Comic Standing right here. Read more
I’ll set you up: A church near New Orleans was given $250,000 to help build “low-income housing for recovering addicts.” Take a wiiiiiild guess how this story ends. Yep! You’re right. Not all the money was used for the intended purpose! In fact, most of it went right back into the church itself. And into the wallet of its leader. Shocking, isn’t it…? The Living Witness Church of God in Christ in Central City, Louisiana received all that money to… Read more
Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, was faced with a dilemma recently when a student in his “Science and Pseudoscience” class wrote this on her final exam: “I wrote what I had [to] to ‘agree’ with what was said in class, but in truth I believe ABSOLUTELY that there is an amazing, savior GOD, who created the universe, lives among us, and loves us more than anything. That is my ABSOLUTE, and no amount of ‘philosophy’ will… Read more
Thanks to the Missoula Area Secular Society, there’s now an atheist billboard in Montana: They’re excited about it, too! Jon Garvin, president of the Missoula Area Secular Society and organizer of the campaign said, “Our goal is to reach out to the thousands of secular humanists, atheists and agnostics living in this part of Montana. Such non-theists often don’t realize there’s a community for them because they’re bombarded with religious messages at every turn. We hope our message will serve… Read more