Hnn | The Latest From HNN | Details

Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

 

Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

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

For HumanistNetworkNews.org
June 17, 2009

Books about gay people: burn them!

A conservative Christian group found out that a Young Adult book was tolerant of homosexuality. Now, they want the book moved to the adult section. Meanwhile, an even more conservative Christian group (does Jesus loves them more?) thinks that's too lenient and wants the book publicly burned. Thankfully, the library isn't budging.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/17/books-about-gay-people-burn-them/

...

Dwight Howard and God make the Magic lose in the NBA Finals

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic before the NBA Finals: My team's going to win the Finals because of God! Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic after the NBA Finals (which his team lost four games to one)... nothing.

Why won't any journalist ask him why God isn't on his side?

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/15/dwight-howard-god-lose-nba-finals/

...

The Police Officer's Prayer

Why is a Police Officer's Prayer popping up on local government sites all over the place? It's not even generic religion; it's strictly Christian.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/14/the-police-prayer-pops-up-all-over-the-place/

...

Would that be olive, canola or peanut oil?

Judge Sonia Sotomayor may now be officially considered for the Supreme Court. A Christian group has used special oil to bless the door of the room in which her confirmation hearing "may" be held. Anyone else feeling a bit of unease about security on Capitol Hill?

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/06/11/the-sotomayor-hearings-may-now-continue/



About Hemant, the Friendly Atheist

Hemant 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.

Posted 09:55AM on June 17 2009 by Ruth N. Geller
Categories: Ezine

American Humanist Association

Have you ever worked in an overly religious workplace? Tell us about it.

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Friday Everyone! From theHumanist.com Comics Section: Ideas Are Fair Gam...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

It is almost Super Bowl Time! So, what team does God root for?

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

It's time to stop Saudi Arabia from continuing to carry out cruel punishment aga...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

The nation’s capital honors reason as personified by Charles Darwin on February...

2 days ago

American Humanist Association

I like to finish out the day with a little humor, so I thought this was appropri...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the house has voted to pass H.R.7...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

This week on the Humanist Hour Podcast, Marshall Brain talks about the logic of...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Opposing lawyers in our lawsuit challenging coach-led prayer at Chestatee High i...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

"CONTROVERSIAL" billboard from Inland Empire CoR's television coverage from CBS!!

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

The AHA has become familiar with this particular issue over years; sports team p...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Did you see the new film SELMA? The United Coalition of Reason's Jason Heap, rev...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Here is a little re-cap of religious exemption in the United States.

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

What did you think of President Obama's State of the Union speech? #sotu #humanism

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Would you consider the vandalism of a secular billboard to be a hate crime?

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District’s board of directors will no...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Not only is it possible, it seems quite easy to raise a moral child without usin...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Remembering the dream. #MLKDay

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

A former Chestatee coach told the student players, "Jesus was a wrestler."

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

If you're in the Boston area on Sunday, AHA legal director David Niose will be a...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Awesome to see Bill Maher endorsing the Openly Secular campaign!

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

All eyes will be on you United States Supreme Court! Let's hope you make the rig...

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

Help us make this year's International Darwin Day the best one yet!

9 days ago

American Humanist Association

"Today, our Nation continues to be shaped by people of every religion and of no...

9 days ago