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.
A few people formed the “National Atheist Party” back in March and several state chapters have since formed… all on Facebook: The National Atheist Party is a diverse, all inclusive, progressive, secular political movement and a response to the lack of representation for all free thinking people who are legal, law abiding citizens of the United States. We demand emancipation from the religious dogma that has infiltrated our government and has unfairly influenced political decisions and policy making. We are… Read more
There seem to be a lot of film festivals geared toward non-believers lately and that’s a wonderful thing — more of a chance to meet other atheists while enjoying new and old films filled with blasphemy, heresy, and hilarity. The annual Atheist Film Festival takes place on Sunday, August 21st at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. “Too often mainstream films have embraced a generic, watered-down spirituality and magical thinking,” says David Fitzgerald, director of the Atheist Film Festival. “What’s… Read more
There’s a special street sign going up in New York City to honor a group of firefighters who sacrificed their lives to save others on 9/11. Not only were they heroes, they were among the first firefighters to arrive on the scene that morning. There were seven of them and, after they died, they were collectively known as “Seven in Heaven.” And that’s how city officials are memorializing them: So it raises a really difficult question for some atheists: Is… Read more
ChristWire finally revealed the truth about me yesterday. Turns out I’m a Smiling Mexigay: Poor humor, however, is not the most troublesome aspect of this website. Neither is the horrid design, with illegible Satanic markings next to a picture of a smiling Mexigay. … … In its entirety, the “Friendly Atheist” blog represents a sustained propaganda machine designed to spread the Chinese homo lie that atheists can be friendly. Friendship is a gift from the Lord and without the Lord… Read more