Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

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

Sept. 30, 2009

More Musicians Embrace Godlessness

Musicians from different genres are beginning to embrace atheism and their lyrics are reflecting it!  Now, if only we could get Beyonce to sing about it, we'd be in business…

Statue of Ganesh Offends Visitors at Calgary Zoo

A statue of the Hindu god Ganesh can be found at the Calgary Zoo.  Zoo officials claim it's not a religious icon, just a cultural one – donated to them.  But that isn't stopping one Christian from fighting back against it.

Muslims Conduct a Day of Prayer in Washington

Speaking of Christians getting angry… guess what happened when thousands of Muslims conducted a day of prayer in Washington D.C.?   Hint: It involves protests and proselytizing.

The Will with the Jew-Only Clause

A Jewish grandfather in Illinois wrote a will years ago saying his grandchildren could only receive their inheritance money if they married Jewish people.  Can he do that? The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on the case this past week.



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.