Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

Sept. 2, 200

A weekly commentary by Hemant Mehta, adapted from his blog "The Friendly Atheist."

A Child Questions Noah's Ark

What happens when a child questions the story of Noah's Ark?  His Catholic priest isn't very happy, for one. The situation played out on a recent episode of the TV show Psych:

Ken Ham : Buddhist Temple :: Rationalists : Creation Museum

Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham visited Japan recently and saw a Buddhist temple.  His reaction to it is eerily similar to what atheists have said at Ham's Creation Museum…

Evolution of a Trumpet Player Shirt Banned in Missouri

A high school band in Sedalia, Missouri created shirts depicting the "evolution of trumpet players."  And then some religious parents complained.  One parent/teacher added, "I don't think evolution should be associated with our school."

Comedian Patton Oswalt Explains the Origin of Religion

Comedian Patton Oswalt's new standup special includes a bit where he explains the origins of religion.  Cake is involved.


About Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist

Hemant Mehta is the Chair of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) Board of Directors. He has worked with the Center for Inquiry and is also an SSA representative to the Secular Coalition for America. Hemant received national attention, including being featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, for his work as the "eBay Atheist." Hemant's blog can be read at and his book "I Sold My Soul on eBay" (WaterBrook Press) is now in bookstores everywhere. He currently works as a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.