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.
You know who you are. I’ll be speaking at a few upcoming conferences in case you’re interested/able to attend! The Amaz!ng Meeting 9 (Las Vegas, NV) July 14th – 17th (Expensive, sold-out) I’ll be live-blogging the conference on this site for those who can’t make it! (And you can always follow the #TAM9 hashtag on Twitter.) I’m certain nothing controversial will happen all weekend. … Secular Student Alliance conference (Columbus, OH) July 29th – 31th (Relatively inexpensive, not sold-out, come!)… Read more
Popular anti-gay Christian pastor Mark Driscoll is no stranger to controversy or saying crazy things (Avatar is a “demonic, Satanic film”), but he managed to piss off a lot of Christians yesterday with a question he asked on Facebook: So, what story do you have about the most effeminate anatomically male worship leader you’ve ever personally witnessed? Right… you know, those guys who aren’t macho or manly or What God Wants. I don’t know if this is supposed to be… Read more
Here’s an interesting experiment: Leah at Unequally Yoked asked a group of 15 people (a mix of Christians and atheists) to answer a number of questions about god and religion. The atheists were told to answer the questions honestly. The Christians were told to answer the questions as if they were atheists. Can you tell the difference between the two groups? Do we really know how the “other side” thinks? That’s what she wants to find out. It’s modeled after… Read more
If you use dating websites and you’d like to meet other atheists, there are really two options: One is to go to a traditional site (like Match or OKCupid… anything but eHarmony, really) and search specifically for other atheists. Because of the sheer numbers, you’re bound to find other like-minded people. (Whether you’re a good match or not is a different question.) The other option is to go to atheist-only dating sites. So far, these ventures haven’t fared as well…. Read more