I Sold My Soul on Ebay: Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes
22 Jun, 2008
Co-Hosted by the University Guelph Skeptics and University of Toronto Secular Alliance.
Hemant Mehta comes to Toronto to talk about faith and his experience with "selling his soul".
In January 2006 Hemant Mehta, once Jain now atheist, created an auction on eBay offering up his atheist mind&body to go to the worship service of whatever the winning bidder chose. Every $10 would equal one hour in that particular place of worship.
The bidding ended on February 3, 2006 with the final bid sitting at $504 from Jim Henderson, a minister from Seattle, Washington. The money was later donated by Hemant to the Secular Student Alliance, a non-profit organization.
The agreement was for Hemant to visit a variety of churches and to write about his experiences at them at the web-site off-the-map.org, and later developed into his book "I Sold My Soul On eBay". He continues to open up dialogue at his personal blog friendlyatheist.com