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Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

 
A weekly digest of atheist-related news and commentary by Hemant Mehta, adapted from his blog "The Friendly Atheist."
June 10, 2009


Are you a one person atheist billboard?

Maybe being an atheist isn't enough. Should we be promoting our beliefs? Should we be walking, talking atheist billboards?

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/06/are-you-a-one-person-atheist-billboard/

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Weird Science—public school teacher takes class to Creation Museum

Why is a public high school history teacher taking a group of students to the Creation Museum in Kentucky? Maybe because he's a creationist who has been in trouble before for espousing his beliefs.

Thankfully, Matthew LaClair, an atheist student who graduated from the high school a couple years ago, is still keeping watch. And he has the courage and determination to see that this teacher's actions don't go unnoticed

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/05/public-school-teacher-leads-trip-to-creation-museum-to-expose-students-to-science/

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De-Baptism, meet De-Bat Mitzvah

I've heard of de-Baptisms before... but never a de-Bat-Mitzvah! A young girl on YouTube explains how to do it:

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/05/who-needs-a-de-baptism-when-you-can-have-a-de-bat-mitzvah/

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Pretend your Fred Phelps and protest yourself!

A new public relations campaign for a video game called "Dante's Inferno"--act like Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church and stage a fake protest of your own game! It's genius.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/04/video-game-pr-campaign-act-like-fred-phelps/


About Hemant, the Friendly Atheist

Hemant MehtaHemant Mehta is the Chair of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) Board of Directors. He has worked with the Center for Inquiry and is also an SSA representative to the Secular Coalition for America. Hemant received national attention, including being featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, for his work as the "eBay Atheist." Hemant's blog can be read at FriendlyAtheist.com and his book "I Sold My Soul on eBay" (WaterBrook Press) is now in bookstores everywhere. He currently works as a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.
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