Say Hello to Chris Hallquist

Chris Hallquist is now blogging on the Patheos Atheist channel! He’s a good guy — you should read him if you don’t already.

So… along with Libby Anne and JT Eberhard, that makes three former Freethought Bloggers now on Patheos.

[Cue all the conspiracy theories.]

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.

  • Onyx Ony (Just Ony)

    Was waiting for the “big announcement” he had, happy to have 3 of my top 5 blogs to read here with my #1.  JT and Chris, GL, just keep at it!

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  • Jen

    I hear Patheos gives you a bathtub full of gold doubloons when you sign up ;P

  • Mike D

    I’ve always liked his writing a lot, but I have to confess that I pretty much lost track of him after he left his regular domain. So… re-bookmarked.

  • Daniel Schealler

    FtB is obviously kicking out the members that don’t toe the line on PZ Myer’s feminazi agenda.

    Except for Libby Anne, who is clearly a Legitimate Feminist (TM) whose presence was making PZ look bad, so they had to get rid of her even sooner.


    Not being feministic  enough AND being too feministic BOTH support my theory!

    It cannot be refuted – so it must be true!

    Muahahaha! I am the Source, the Light, the Way, and the Truth!

    Bow and tremble before my received wisdom, brief mortals!

  • Drakk

     It would have been more authentic if you’d misspelled “Myers”.

  • Guest

     Nah, we’re just a little more free thought over here.

  • Daniel Schealler


    I totally have to remember that for next time.


  • Daniel Schealler

    I thought it was a bathtub of silver spanish francs.


    One of us has been lied to.

    (relax, that was intentional)

  • DaveDodo007

    Don’t be fooled it is just a powerplay by Hemant to take over the world by erm recruiting all the bloggers. I’ve been aware of his creeping megalomania for some time:-)

  • Persephone

     Thirty silv–  nah, I can’t do it.

  • Arthur Byrne

    It might be nice if you would also rattle the cages of upper-level Patheos site management to get the newbies listed on  the Atheist Channel and blog list….

  • Hemant Mehta

    Give a few days and it should be up there: :)

  • revaaron

    In all seriousness, I think it is possible to be too feminist for FtB, at least the wrong kind of feminist. There are plenty of atheist feminist bloggers that would never make the cut. I don’t subscribe to any of the various FtB conspiracy theories, just a fact of life.

  • Daniel Schealler

    Fair point:

    Just as someone can be both simultaneously an atheist and a bad blogger (or a toxic jerk), it is possible that someone could be both a feminist and a bad blogger (or a toxic jerk).

    Many accusations of being a bad blogger (or accusations of toxic-jerk-dom) are unfounded so should be regarded with initial skepticism… But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for such accusations to be both justified and valid.