Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta

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Hemant Mehta graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with degrees in Mathematics and Biology. While there, he also helped establish their first secular student group, Students WithOut Religious Dogma (SWORD). He earned his Masters in Math Education at DePaul University and currently teaches high school math in the suburbs of Chicago.

He has worked with the Center for Inquiry and the Secular Coalition for America, received scholarships from American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and now serves on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization targeting non-theistic donors) and is the former chair of the board of the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college athe

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They have a weird way of ending baseball practices at Leesburg High School in Florida:

It is our understanding that beginning on January 26, 2015 and continuing on January 28 and January 29, 2015, and every day since at the end of baseball practice, the head coach Rich Billings or assistant coach John Meier has led the students in prayer or told the students that it is time to pray.

That’s obv...

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“Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books.”
Hemant Mehta

“Nothing draws people more quickly away from religion than an open mind.”
Hemant Mehta

“Pastor Ted and other evangelical pastors I hear about in the media seem to perceive just about everything to be a threat against Christianity. Evolution is a threat. Gay marriage is a threat. A swear word uttered accidentally on television is a threat. Democrats are a threat. And so on.

I don't see how any of these things pose a threat against Christianity. If someone disagrees with you about politics, or social issues, or the matter of origins, isn't that just democracy and free speech in action? How do opposing viewpoints constitute a threat?”
Hemant Mehta, I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes

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