Humanize Me 105: How to disagree without being a jerk, with Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is also known as the Friendly Atheist, a blogger, speaker, activist and fellow podcaster who believes in civil discourse and advocates atheism in a positive way. In this, Bart finds a kindred spirit of sorts, and a shared mission.

Here’s what you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Our relationship to technology and whether we are more or less connected by it
  • What is Hemant’s mission in the world?
  • How to disagree without being a jerk
  • How to win friends and influence people
  • Stories of respectful conversations between people on different sides
  • Can a secular person be ‘religious’?
  • How the secular/atheist movement makes a move to positivity and meaning
  • Why Bart calls himself a humanist and why Hemant may end up rebranding
  • Bart’s story of an agender student and using its preferred pronouns
  • Infusing the word ‘humanist’ with new meaning

You can find Hemant’s widely-read blog HERE and hear his podcast HERE.



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About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!