Archive: Hemant Mehta
Religious belief does not require abandoning all reason. It does, however, require gross distortion of reality -- a bending of the truth.
By Hemant Mehta | October 26, 2010; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (13)
Unfortunately, we live in a society where too many people vote based on which fictional deity a candidate believes in and not the positions that candidate takes. Candidates who exploit their faith in an attempt to get votes are not the type of people we ought to elect to public office.
By Hemant Mehta | October 4, 2010; 11:11 PM ET | Comments (17)
What all groups must remember is that while we can rebuke Islam all we want, that doesn't mean we ought to treat Muslim-Americans improperly. We need to defend their right to worship, build mosques, and run for public office. We need to remember that our respect for people (whatever their religion may be) is more important than our respect for their faith. If we can keep these things in mind, we may not "heal the nation," but we'll be building a nation that's hospitable to people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds.
By Hemant Mehta | September 7, 2010; 11:43 PM ET | Comments (12)
We need leaders who can be religious (or not) while adhering to our laws.
By Hemant Mehta | August 31, 2010; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (21)