Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

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

Nov. 11, 2009

Rooftop Religion

Atheists have done billboards and bus ads. We need to move on to… rooftops.

Fingerprints are the Mark of the Beast, Says Kindergarten Teacher

A teacher in Texas refuses to give police her fingerprints as part of a customary background check… because she believes fingerprints are the mark of the devil.  I'm afraid to tell her she has had them her entire life!

An Argument in Defense of the Serial Comma

For all you English majors out there, here's a terrific reason to use a serial (or Oxford) comma.

LAPD Cuts Ties with Boy Scouts Because of Their Bigotry

The Los Angeles Police Department has cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America because of their discriminatory practices against gays and atheists!  Good for the LAPD I say, for taking a stand.  The public schools would be right to follow suit.



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.