Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

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

July 29, 2009

The generous atheist

Richard Leroy Walters died a couple years ago, but NPR explains how Walters was not only extremely generous, leaving behind donations in the millions of dollars, but also an atheist, and (surprisingly) also homeless.


Denny's discount for churchgoers only

A Denny's restaurant in Euless, Texas will offer churchgoers a 10 percent discount and make a donation to their church!  So what happens if you don't believe in God?  No discount for you, apparently…

How did Adam and Eves' kids have kids?

Catholic priest Jonathan Morris was on FOX News to answer questions from the viewing audience.  When one of them asks how Adam and Eve's kids could have had kids, his awkward response is priceless to watch.

Brad Pitt: leading man and agnostic/atheist

Brad Pitt has admitted his non-theism!  He says he is "20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic."   If anyone can tell me what that means, I'd love to hear it.


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.