A New Word Has Been Coined

Word: Hitchling.

Part of speech: Noun.

Definition: A child void of religious indoctrination who is encouraged to read broadly and to seek the truth unapologetically.

Use in a sentence: That hitchling I had for breakfast was especially delicious.

(via Socratic Mama)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://twitter.com/DesertSailBrew Barry Weeg

    Dude, you’re feasting on your own!

    • Erik Cameron

      Well dug, it’s cannibalism.
      Hmm… just had a thought. For most religions killing members of other tribes isn’t considered murder. Does that mean eating people that don’t pray to the same god as you isn’t cannibalism?

      • Sulris Campbell

        i think you just solved world hunger

  • Patrick Dunn

    Lame.  Trying to morph Christopher Hitchens’ death with your stupid fascination with the baby-eating atheist meme.

    • Pseudonym

      If you’re going to mix a meme with Hitch’s death, it’d better be erudite and witty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Staci-Lynch-Jones/1083543073 Staci Lynch Jones

    cute….

  • Cutencrunchy

    I laughed – cute! always good to stay light, have fun, read broadly, and seek the truth unapologetic-ally!

  • bigjohn756

    You really should be eating the indoctrinated ones because we have too many of them and not enough hitchlings.

  • http://twitter.com/jonathanfigdor Jonathan Figdor

    You’re not supposed to eat Hitchlings, Hemant.

  • phaenarete

    Hemant is being a cheeky monkey and that is why we love him. The real sample sentence is:
    Her parents are skeptics, so they are raising her as a hitchling.
    See it on Urban Dictionary here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hitchling

  • lameduckgod

    My favorite new word is a lot meaner and even less P.C.  “Religitard”

    • Drakk

      I prefer “religiot”. Doesn’t come with any negative connotations towards people who are actually mentally ill.

  • JayARRRRRR!

    I had a little Hitchling, but when she was 20 or so, the Dark Side got her. Where did I fail?

  • Anonymous

    Cool! Turns out I was brought up a Hitchling!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Rhoades/100000175617377 Scott Rhoades

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