I’m Appearing on CNN Tomorrow…

These things are subject to change barring breaking news, but if things go as planned, I’m going to appear on CNN Saturday night at 7:00 (ET) to talk about the future of religion. Jesse Galef will be there as well! I’ll post video here afterwards, but my Twitter account will give you the behind-the-scenes experience if you’re interested.

And, coincidentally or not, Dave Silverman is doing double-duty tomorrow, appearing at 8:30a to talk about the recent Gallup poll results regarding Creationism and then again at 10:00p to talk about who knows what.

CNN rocks.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://preparedfortheworst.wordpress.com/ Christopher

    Definitely going to TiVo this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Willadsen/550975056 Cameron Willadsen

    Wont be able to record it but i hope it’s a productive discussion on CNN.

  • http://twitter.com/xfreelancerx Nicholas Jones

     CNN rocks.

     
    No, Hemant. I’m glad they are at least presenting the viewpoint, but CNN most decidedly does. not. rock.

    http://wonkette.com/475373/congratulations-to-cnns-carol-costello-for-shoddiest-interview-of-the-day#more-475373 

    • anon

      Why is that article relevant?

      • http://www.facebook.com/maik.both Maik Both

        You don’t know? Really?

  • Muxika

    Sunday morning will be Atheist YouTube Day!

  • MegaZeusThor

    When you’re asked about atheism, could you point out that it’s simply not buying that there are deities. 

    Some journalists lean on the idea that “religion is the norm.” I say remind them how silly the ideas behind them are. God(s). Talk about Poseidon or Odin if needed.

  • Annie

    I just experienced an atheist miracle!  I think I properly set the DVR (my husband or daughter usually help me with such things, but they’re away at an anime convention).  Good luck tomorrow.  I look forward to hearing what you and Jesse have to say.

  • dangeroustalk

    Address misconceptions made briefly and then get back on point. Don’t let a misconception go unanswered. If you don’t want to get into it, just say that it is a misconception and direct them to a website where viewers can find out more information. 

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I shall be watching my sexi mexi man….

  • DG

    How interesting.  I’ll try to watch. 

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    Oh, you and Jesse- I vote you do a synchronized David Silverman WTF face
    http://i2.listal.com/image/3479626/936full-david-silverman-(meme).jpg 

    There surely will be a worthy question.

  • http://northierthanthou.com/ northierthanthou

    Represent!

    …literally.

  • Dark Jaguar

    Good that you are able to get ideas to a wider audience, but CNN is… aweful.  Fox News i the channel of the Republican party.  MSNBC is “better” in that my politics more closely align with them, but they’re just as foolish in the other direction much like Bill Mayer.

    CNN however is a station so utterly dedicated to not taking a side that they will fail to report anything that could possibly be interpreted as taking a side, whether it’s an uncomfortable fact or just pointing out that something a politician stated is factual untrue.  There’s also their completely insane focus on things like the Royal Wedding.

    Of the 3 big news stations in America, not a single one has any real integrity left.  It’s good that you’re on the show to reach a wider audience, but I won’t be in it.  I get all my news online now.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/cuttlefish Cuttlefish

    Saw it.  “Stirring up trouble” is the host’s summary?  After you two teddy bears give the least offensive interview conceivable?

  • Annie

    I thought Hemant and Jesse both did a great job.    My favorite part was when the host said something along  the lines of, “So you’re saying people can be good, moral people without believing in god?”  The emphatic  heads shaking yes was perfect.  Good control of a reflexive eyeroll after the host said you guys were “stirring up trouble”, Hemant!

  • Blanc_Slate

    I saw the interview and I agree with Annie. It was unfortunate though that the interviewer didn’t touched on any new questions except for the one dealing with the millennials’ decreasing belief in a deity, everything else was the just redundant. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamrsweet Adam Sweet

    Can you post a link to the interview?


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