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December 01, 2009
Ask Richard: Critical Mass: Atheists Facing the Unwelcome Christmas Ritual
I received two letters dealing with a similar holiday time quandary, going to Christmas Mass...
November 27, 2009
Ask Richard: A Biologist Silent in the Face of Her Uncle’s Teaching Against Evolution
Note: When letter writers sign with their first name instead of a pseudonym, I randomly...
November 17, 2009
Ask Richard: An Atheist Considering Becoming An Anglican Minister
Dear Richard, I am a great admirer of the eloquent yet simple advice you give...
November 15, 2009
How Should You Come Out as an Atheist without Generating Controversy?
There are a lot of ways you can come out as an atheist. Many of...
November 13, 2009
Ask Richard: Surrounded by Evangelists at Work
Note: To add another layer of anonymity for the letter writer, I have changed his...
November 03, 2009
Ask Richard: Should an Atheist Try to Change His Church from the Inside, Or Get Out?
Bill wrote a long letter that I have edited for space reasons. My paraphrasing is...
October 29, 2009
Does Your Family Read Your Blog?
True story: Last weekend, I was showing my dad a couple of the articles about...
October 27, 2009
Ask Richard: Atheist Ex-husband, Christian Ex-wife, Kids in the Middle
Hello and thank you for your time. I grew up a christian and was raised...
October 20, 2009
Ask Richard: Coming Clean: Ethical Questions About Baptizing for Non-Religious Reasons
I received two letters from non-believers considering baptizing their kids. Both are wondering about the...
October 10, 2009
Atheists March in Poland
Today is the day that hundreds of atheists in Poland are staging a coming out...
October 06, 2009
Ask Richard: Should I “Come Out” as an Atheist in my College Application Essay?
Dear Richard, I am a senior in high school and I am preparing to start...
September 27, 2009
Jazz Bassist Ben Allison Outs Himself As an Atheist
Ben Allison is a jazz bassist whose ninth album, Think Free, will be released in...
September 23, 2009
Ask Richard: Atheist 8th Grader Wants to Confide to Someone in the Family
Update: The letter writer has written a follow-up letter four years later. Dear Richard, I'm...
September 22, 2009
Atheists Stage a “Coming Out” March in Poland
On October 10th, atheists and agnostics in Poland will be staging a major march. The...
September 01, 2009
Ask Richard: One Spouse Became an Atheist After a Few Years of Marriage
Dear Richard, Over the last few years my beliefs have changed drastically from fundamentalist Christian...
August 25, 2009
Another Religion-Related Family Moment
I had to think for a moment about why this comic strip was both funny...
August 25, 2009
Ask Richard: Paying for Religious Activities That He Doesn’t Believe In
Richard, We have a very close family friend that is like a second mother to...
August 18, 2009
Young Atheists Are Coming Out of the Closet
There's a great article about how young people are coming out as atheists. It's by...
August 11, 2009
Ask Richard: The Risks of Telling the Truth and the Costs of Keeping Secrets About Your Atheism
These three letters share a common theme, the difficult choices of being open or secretive...
August 10, 2009
Ask Richard: Is He a Hypocrite to Keep Working at a Church?
Dear Richard, I am an atheist who became an atheist after getting a job working...
August 07, 2009
Ask Richard: Religious Relative Bugging Him about Attending Church
Dear Richard, While I am fairly open about my atheism around my friends and my...
July 15, 2009
Ask Richard: Being an “Out” Atheist Without Being a Jerk
Dear Richard I am a member of many online forums and LiveJournal communities. Whenever the...
July 13, 2009
An Easy Way for Irish People to Leave the Catholic Church
If you're (literally) an Irish Catholic, and you want to leave the Roman Catholic Church,...
July 02, 2009
Christianity : Atheism :: 8th Grade : 9th Grade
Godless Girl left Christianity to become an atheist. She sees her transition as analogous to...
June 12, 2009
Recovering Religionists: For Those Who Have Left the Church
I love when local atheist groups make the news. Especially in Kansas. Helen T. Gray...
June 09, 2009
The Chosen Lama Leaves the Fold
You may have already heard the story of 24-year-old Tenzin Osel Rinpoche, who was tapped...
June 07, 2009
Dan Savage on Coming Out to Your Evangelical Family
Dan Savage, Savage Love columnist, is offering advice on when/how gay people should come out...
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