Atheist who sold his soul has guidance on 15 things to NEVER say to an atheist 2


Hemant Mehta, is rather famous for selling his soul on eBay … and yes, he really did. That story (briefly) is as follows …

In January 2006, Hemant Mehta posted an auction on eBay where he explained his background in atheism and offered to go to the worship services of the winning bidder’s choosing. The auction ended on February 3, 2006 with a final bid of $504 from Jim Henderson, a minister from SeattleWashington. Mehta later donated that money to the Secular Student Alliance, a non-profit organization in which he serves as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Henderson asked Mehta to visit a variety of churches and write about the experiences on Henderson’s website, off-the-map.org. Mehta eventually wrote about his visits at nine different churches as well as two additional pieces dealing with atheist conventions and Christian media.

It was later written up and appeared on the front page of  the Wall Street Journal, and went viral from there … hence the fame. Here is a cop[y of that article. Later, encouraged to write it all up in more detail, it became a book.

Anyway, where I’m going with all this is that Memant has a recent YouTube clip in which he has some suggestions regarding “15 things to NEVER say to an atheist” …

Now, if only the religious folks would pay attention to that and stop asking some truly daft questions, then they would save themselves a considerable quantity of embarrassment.

As for Hemant, well he also has his own blog called “The Friendly Atheist”, which you can find here. He posts on a daily basis and has lots of great articles.


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