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/* Hemant Mehta denies the atheist movement ever existed */
Hemant Mehta argues that there never was an atheist movement and that people who wanted their to be an atheist movement wrongly assumed "there’s some list of beliefs everyone has to subscribe to." (See also: [[Schools of atheist thought]])<ref>[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/01/the-atheist-movement-isnt-dead-because-there-never-was-one/ The Atheist “Movement” Isn’t Dead Because There Never Was One] by HEMANT MEHTA</ref> Similarly, a blogger at [[Freethought Blogs]] indicates: "To be honest, I never saw "atheism” as much of a “movement” as an uneasy coalition, which may, in fact, now be unraveling."<ref>[https://freethoughtblogs.com/reasoner/2017/10/21/the-atheism-movement-dead-or-alive/ The “Atheism Movement:” Dead or Alive?], [[Freethought Blogs]]</ref>
== Heman Mehta leaves Patheos nonbelief channel after change to its new editorial policy ==
[[File:Hemant Mehta at Skepticon 7.jpg|thumbnail|right|250px|[[Hemant Mehta]] ]]
The ''Religion News Service'' reported:
{{Cquote|Visitors to Patheos, the multifaith media platform that hosts commentary from writers in many of the world’s religions, may have noticed some changes lately.
 
Its nonreligious channel has become an empty hulk, bereft of most of the familiar names that once occupied the space, including its most popular blogger, [[Hemant Mehta]], the “Friendly Atheist.”
 
Mehta and 14 other nonreligious bloggers, along with the channel manager, have decamped to a new site, OnlySky Media, set to launch later this month...
 
Efforts to reach Patheos’ management team were unsuccessful, but the departing bloggers and their channel manager, Dale McGowan, said that about a year ago, Patheos decided to change its editorial direction. Bloggers were advised they could stay at Patheos so long as they stopped writing negative or critical posts on religion or politics and instead focused on how to live a good life within their own worldview.<ref>[https://religionnews.com/2022/01/04/what-happened-to-the-nonbelief-channel-at-patheos/ What happened to the nonbelief channel at Patheos?]</ref>}}
== Hermant Mehta and the Brights Movement ==