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Hemant Mehta - Is atheism still a taboo in politics?

Free 2 Think

I am sure most of you know of Hemant Mehta, but in case he is new to you, Hemant founded and edits FriendlyAtheist.com, he is a YouTube creator and a podcast co-host.    He is a former National Board-certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.    His appearances have included CNN and FOX News, not to mention he is a jeopardy champion.   Hemant has served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance.    His books include  I Sold My Soul on eBay and   The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.   And he also edited the book Queer Disbelief.  You can find his books on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Hemant-Mehta/e... ATHEISTS OF FLORIDA Almost every week you'll find new content from #AoF posted on our channel. We have a discussions and talks on a variety of subjects: #atheism, #humanism, #skepticism, #science, #philosophy.    You can visit us on the web at https://bit.ly/AOF_Fl --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/free2think/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/free2think/support

1hr 34mins

25 Oct 2021

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Advocating for a Secular Society w/ Hemant Mehta

The Wonder and The Mystery of Being

Is a secular society an atheist society? Hemant Mehta, the writer behind thefriendlyatheist.com, youtuber, and activist, would say a resounding "no". In this conversation we talk about his work advocating for a society that functions better for everyone, rather than catering to religious groups. Find out more about Hemant Mehta:http://www.friendlyatheist.comhttp://www.twitter.com/hemantmehtaMentioned in this episode:Conversation between Sean McDowell and Hemant Mehta hosted by Justin Brierleyhttps://youtu.be/Hhuxq7wLpFc

1hr 35mins

3 Aug 2021

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Hemant Mehta - "You Shouldn't Tell Your Kids About God

Trinity Radio

Hemant Mehta,Raising Atheist Children,Godless Mom,Debate,Santa,Religion,skepticism,Braxton Hunter,Johnathan Pritchett,parenting,raising kids,Trinity Radio

21 Jul 2021

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The Atheist Experience 25.26 06-27-2021 with Matt Dillahunty and Hemant Mehta

The Atheist Experience

In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Hemant Mehta.Our first caller today is Marlon from the Philippines who believes that a local baptist pastor has received divine powers from God because the pastor appeared to spontaneously set his hands on fire with a snap. The “miracles” described by the caller sound a lot like the result of store-bought magic tricks rather than powers derived from a God.Our next caller is Pete from TX who asks if our hosts believe that The Atheist Experience and other online atheist programming provides a measurable benefit to society. Let’s have a strawman party!Up next is David from CA who claims that God cannot be proven through science, but through history and anecdotes. Please answer the questions!Next is Danny from FL who believes he triggered the depression in his girlfriend by converting her to Atheism. It was the conversion to Atheism that caused the depression. It was the realization of the lie that her religion told to her throughout her life. The best thing to do is to show her support, and encourage her to interact with other non-believers so that she knows that she isn’t alone.Next up is Richard from CA who believes that water has a collective consciousness. The caller claims that water molecules react to certain words being placed nearby. Whataboutisming other known pseudosciences is seriously not helping your case, trust me.Next is Mark from CA who claims that anyone who isn’t saved, by having faith in God, is going to hell. How is it possible to demonstrate to another person that you are saved?Next is Sharon from IL who asks why atheists believe that consciousness is merely the product of a material brain. Until such time that it is shown that something other than the material is necessary for consciousness, it is not reasonable to conclude that the immaterial is involved at all.Up next is Leo from WI who believes that it is possible to sell your soul to the devil. How do we know whether someone has actually sold their soul to the devil versus someone who is merely claiming to.Next is Sohaib from Canada who asks our hosts what they think about the Islamic version of hell. If you found out that God didn’t exist, what would you do?Next up is Tanner from UT. They are a former mormon whose father admits that he doesn’t care whether his beliefs are true or not.Our next caller is Brian from NZ who has a question about freewill and God as a puppeteer. There is a difference between having the freedom to make certain choices, and the freedom of choice.Our final caller is William from OH who is asking for advice on how to raise their child while being surrounded by believers. The best thing to do is to encourage your daughter to ask questions about their beliefs and ask her probing questions.

1hr 37mins

27 Jun 2021

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Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, en Español & English, en vivo.

Razón o fe

Hemant Mehta es un autor , bloguero y activista ateo estadounidense. Mehta es un orador habitual en eventos ateos. Dirige el blog Friendly Atheist en Patheos , y también es coanfitrión de un podcast semanal llamado Friendly Atheist Podcast.Sus canales en Youtube, Atheist Voice y Friendly Atheist:https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAtheistVoicehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgjnUBCB9xbUXQfMg0pd8A

1hr 15mins

15 May 2021

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Ep. 19 - Uphill Battles & Unlikely Allies w/ Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist)

Growing Up Christian

Back in my youth group days, terms like "atheism" and "humanism" were almost as scary as "new age" (I still don't know what that means). My understanding of atheism went back and forth between it being a luciferian coup meant to shatter the scriptural foundations of western society, and just another misguided faith perpetuated by vitriolic curmudgeons of weak moral fiber. Give me a break... I was a fourteen-year-old doofus.  This week, we're joined by Hemant Mehta, otherwise known as the Friendly Atheist. He is an accomplished author, blogger, podcaster, and activist. He is a content creator for Patheos, and served as a board member for the Secular Student Alliance and Foundation Beyond Belief. To put it lightly, Hemant is brilliant, and he's been a positive force in the ongoing struggle for tolerance and secular governance. It was a real treat to have a conversation with him, and we know you're going to enjoy it! If you're enjoying the show, we would sure appreciate it if you'd share with a friend, and leave us a review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!

1hr 56mins

13 Apr 2021

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#099: Metaphysical and Woo-Woo Clobber Passages (HOTW: Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist)

Heretic Happy Hour

Is it an abomination to consult with dead spirits? Should we suffer a witch to live? What does the Bible really say about spiritism, reiki, witchcraft, chakras and all the rest? Plus, Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, is our Heretic of the Week!

1hr 13mins

30 Mar 2021

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Zachrilege Cast #245 -- Hemant Mehta

Zachrilege Cast

So he sold his soul but that’s not totally accurate, and he did win on Jeopardy but he’s not the best trivia nerd and he doesn’t do karaoke. What does Hemant Mehta do? Sometimes he regrets creating the Friendly Atheist tag but it has stuck from visiting churches in the 2000s (first decade) to his podcasting/youtubing/blogging life to 2021.  Hemant links: Links https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgjnUBCB9xbUXQfMg0pd8A/videos https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/category/podcast/ https://twitter.com/hemantmehta Live Read: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1Tgv9Rq4s Support me on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/zachrilege Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/zachrilege-cast/id996785602?mt=2 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zachrilege


8 Mar 2021

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The Rise of the Non-Religious with Hemant Mehta

Can I Say This At Church Podcast

Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode TranscriptWhat is the problem with the Church and organized religion? I bring on Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Athiest Blog to discuss. He's such fun!Guest Bio:Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Student Alliance. He has written multiple books, including I Sold My Soul on eBay and The Young Atheist's Survival Guide. He also edited the book Queer Disbelief.Guest Music by drewYou can also find all the musical selections from all our episodes on our Spotify Playlist. Check out all the things over at the store...it's a great way to support the show www.canisaythisatchurch.com/storeWhat are you waiting for; consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $3/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. Follow the show:Facebook, Twitter, StoreAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


22 Feb 2021

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Truth Wanted 03.32 2020-09-11 with ObjectivelyDan & Hemant Mehta

Truth Wanted

Good evening Truth Seekers! ObjectivelyDan is joined tonight by Hematnt Mehta, The Friendly Atheist. He is an online activist with YouTube shows, podcasts, blogs, and more! He is mainly working on a YouTube series breaking down the book of genesis! You can check that out on Hemant’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/FriendlyAtheist1First caller tonight, Tymm in WA, views the bible as a book of fables and asks about the mythicality of Moses and the patriarch. Hemant points out that knowing they were real wouldn’t affect their day to day life. Katherine in AR noticed the connection of flat earthers and fundamental Christianity and finds it disturbing. Hemant finds the flat earth to be unbelievable but acknowledges the appeal of people finding a community of like minded believers. Be wary of people that “feel” something is true, stick to facts!Last Caller tonight! Jacob in TX talks asks how you can install some doubt into hardcore believers. Street Epistemology is a method that reflects others beliefs. If you want to install doubt, figure out what they believe and why. Dan and Hemant talk about Street Epistemology and veganism, since that was Jacob’s example.That's all the Truth for this week! Check out more from Hemant Mehta at friendlyatheist.com Thanks for watching, stay safe out there, and keep wearing your masks!

1hr 19mins

12 Sep 2020