Tag Archives: Hemant Mehta


by | October 20, 2015

Today, I was alerted to a tweet that reads, #Asshole in #Ottawa writes crappy #Article insulting #Atheists http://dld.bz/dW3pw #Toronto #Ontario #Vancouver The tweet gives a link to Hemant Mehta‘s website Friendly Atheist and the post  “Christian Evangelist Says There Are No Atheists.” The “#Asshole” is not in or from Ottawa, Toronto, Ontario or Vancouver. He… Read more »

The Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom

by | September 13, 2015

Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger and honourary citizen of Sherbrooke, Quebec, remains in a Saudi Arabian jail sentenced to a 1000 lashes. Today, Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, who keeps his eye on Canadian news, alerted us to this announcement: On Friday, [Badawi’s] wife Ensaf Haidar announced the formation of the Raif Badawi Foundation… Read more »

Relax, It’s Just God

by | August 13, 2015

Relax, It’s Just God is a great title for Wendy Thomas Russell’s guide to How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious: “Written for secular parents from a nonreligious perspective, this guide explores methods of teaching youngsters about God, religion and spirituality… Chapters deal with a variety of topics… Read more »

Bangladesh’s Continuing Shame

by | August 7, 2015

Today, the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) along with numerous other atheist, humanist, or secular organizations has released a statement on the death of Niloy Neel, the fourth atheist activist murdered in a year in Bangladesh: Niloy Chowdhury Neel, an online activist and secularist protester, has been found dead in his home, according to… Read more »

Anne Nicol Gaylor (1926 –2015)

by | June 16, 2015

Hemant Mehta’s post on Anne Nicol Gaylor, abortion rights activist, and the main founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, who died on June 14, ends with this tribute, Think of the world we’d live in if more of us followed her lead. Metha’s words echo George Eliot’s tribute to Dorothea, the heroine of her… Read more »

Hemant Mehta: Recommended Reading

by | April 6, 2015

Hemant Mehta is correct, “Despite the Risks, Free Speech Is Worth Fighting For,” and many bloggers and devotees of social media will agree with Mehta when he says, While I’ve sometimes held back on social media out of fear of saying the wrong thing, I’ve never had to worry about my physical safety. What these… Read more »