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.

How Atheists Seeking Therapy Have Responded to the Rise in Faith-Based Counseling

Angela Almeida does an excellent job in a piece for The Atlantic describing the problem of atheists seeking secular, evidence-based therapists in areas where it seems like Christian counselors are the only game in town.


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New York Times Magazine Profiles Maajid Nawaz and His Quest to Combat Islamic Extremism

In an article that will appear in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Thomas Chatterton Williams profiles Maajid Nawaz and his quest to eradicate Islamic extremism. It’s that noble goal that’s earned him plenty of criticism from people — like the folks at the Southern Poverty Law Center — who think he’s somehow as bad as the people he’s going after.


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Pastor Who Said “Anointed Cake” Turned a Gay Man Straight Now Blames Media for Quoting Him

Pastor Lance Wallnau told the world last week that he heard of a man who was “cured” of his homosexuality because he ate a special piece of cake. That’s not accurate at all. But instead of apologizing for spreading misinformation, Wallnau lashed out at the media for quoting him directly.


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A Sixth Compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s a sixth compilation of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s best arguments and comebacks. Because you can never get enough.

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You Can Now Win a Year’s Supply of God-Awful Food From Televangelist Jim Bakker

I suppose the winner could have one hell of a dinner party. Just invite a few dozen of your closest enemies and dig in.


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