Triangle Freethought Society
The Friendly Atheist
a third of Americans under the age of 30 have no religious
affiliation, the highest in any recorded generation. In this growing
segment of "nones” are many young atheists who have faced
prejudice in their high schools and communities for standing up for
their constitutional right of freedom from religion. In this talk,
Hemant Mehta will share stories of students who have fought for their
rights, sometimes at tremendous personal cost. Mehta, the "Friendly
Atheist,” will also talk about how all of us can help make things
better for them, regardless of our age or religious affiliation.
Mehta is a National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of
Chicago, but he may be better known as the founder of
FriendlyAtheist.com and author of I
Sold My Soul on eBay and
Young Atheist's Survival Guide. Hemant
has appeared on Fox News and CNN and has served in leadership
positions for atheist organizations nationwide.
Triangle Freethought Society (TFS) is a membership-based, nonprofit
education and advocacy organization dedicated to issues surrounding
nontheism. Our membership is made up of nontheists, post-theists,
atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics and humanists living and
working in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas. We are
the local chapter of the Freedom
From Religion Foundation
a national member-organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.
main purpose is to stand up for the separation of church and state as
guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United
States. Additionally, we work to:
that non-religious people enjoy the same rights as religious
awareness and educate the general population about the concerns and
issues facing the nontheist community.
reason-based and scientific education within our school systems.
in organized charitable and community improvement projects.
a sense of community for the nontheist population in our
geographical area and beyond.
is also an affiliate organization of the American