eBay atheist…sold to the highest bidder
Feb. 8, 2006
A 22-year-old atheist in Chicago recently asked bidders on eBay to send him to church.
Jim Henderson of http://www.Off-the-map.org won the auction with a $504.00 bid.
For every $10 pledged by the highest bidder, Hemant Mehta vowed to attend the winner’s chosen Chicago-area house of worship for one hour. Mehta will donate all the money to the Secular Student Alliance, of which he is a board member.
Henderson has asked Mehta to visit a variety of different churches in and around Chicago. After each visit, Mehta will fill out a survey and write a blog entry for Off-the-map.
Off-the-map helps Christians get a better understanding of what non-Christians think about their church and the way they show their faith.
To read Off-the-map’s reason for hiring an atheist, click here.
To read Mehta’s first blog entry for Off-the-map, click here.
To read Mehta’s personal blog "An Atheist Walks into a Church", click here
Keep your eyes peeled in the media for articles detailing Mehta’s experiences.
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