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November 16, 2018
Ask Richard: My Boyfriend Has Become a Christian. What Should I Do?
Are their differences irreconcilable?
October 29, 2018
My Thoughts from a Candlelight Vigil in Honor of the Synagogue Massacre Victims
The vigil was a reminder that intolerance and bigotry against any group must be condemned...
July 02, 2018
Ask Richard: What Should I Do If My Mother Disapproves of My Muslim Partner?
"The only power that your mother has over you is whatever power you give to...
February 01, 2018
We Didn’t Need God’s Help to Feed Homeless People in Southern California
This was a tiny response to an enormous and awful problem, but there's no reason...
December 31, 2017
Ken Ham Humiliates His Professor in This Creationist Parable
Is the story true? As true as anything you'll find in the Creation Museum.
December 11, 2017
I Became a Humanist Celebrant Just to Officiate This Beautiful Atheist Wedding
Richard Wade jumped at the chance to officiate a wedding between two atheist friends even...
November 07, 2017
Ask Richard: My Girlfriend is a Creationist; Is There Hope for Our Relationship?
What do you do when your partner's beliefs are radically different from your own? Richard...
October 23, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist Abused as a Child Faces Religious Pestering and Badgering
How do you come out as an atheist when those around you tell you that...
September 18, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist Faces Emotional Abuse from Hyper-Religious Mother
Should the writer continue a religious charade just to keep the peace at home?
August 30, 2017
A Rare Opportunity to Learn Philosophy from a Superb Teacher
If you're interested in philosophy, but struggle with traditional classes in the subject, this course...
August 04, 2017
Camp Quest Campers Reach for the Stars, and They’re Not Beyond Their Grasp
The kids who attend Camp Quest always ask the most interesting questions.
July 04, 2017
Ask Richard: Should I Fake-Convert to Catholicism to Calm My Boyfriend’s Family?
"Should I break up with him to avoid the pain that may come from his...
June 30, 2017
A Brief Encounter with a Christian Under the Stars
A young man asked me: What does seeing the beauty of the stars tell you...
May 30, 2017
Edward Tarte, A Treasure In Our Own Backyard
There are a handful of people, some older, some younger, who just by the way...
May 08, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist Sisters Brace For Rejection by Parents and Family
Should a young woman, whose Church of Christ preacher father looks down on her due...
March 13, 2017
Ask Richard: Are There Non-Religious Therapy Options for an Atheist Divorcé in the Bible Belt?
A recently divorced atheist living in the Bible Belt wants to know how to overcome...
March 06, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist and His Religious Sister Need to Negotiate Agreement About Her Children
What should you do when your sister says atheists are a bad influence on her...
February 28, 2017
Ask Richard: High School Student Faces Dilemma Over Reporting School’s Church/State Violations
Should a high school student report her school after teachers invited a Christian comedian to...
February 27, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist Mother of Four Says “Coming Out” Could Mean Difficulties for Her Family
Should a 50-year-old atheist mother of four tell her extended family about her non-belief, or...
February 06, 2017
Ask Richard: Older Atheists Have Difficulties with Their Religious Families, Too (Part 2 of 2)
A 61-year-old former seminary student wants to know if there's a way to tell his...
January 30, 2017
Ask Richard: Older Atheists Have Difficulties with Their Religious Families, Too (Part 1 of 2)
It doesn't matter how old you are. Some people will always say your atheism is...
January 05, 2017
Ask Richard: Atheist Student Struggles with Ethics Around Coming Out to the Family
Should a 21-year-old college student come out as an atheist to his family? He wants...
September 19, 2016
Ask Richard: Should Atheist Student Go to College or Take Care of Mother During Chemotherapy?
A 20-year-old atheist wonders whether she should return to school or be with her mother...
August 16, 2016
Ask Richard: Catholic Wife in Midst of Divorce Asks About Her Husband’s Atheism
After decades of marriage, a Catholic woman and her now-atheist husband are getting divorced and...
December 07, 2015
Freethinker Group Holds “Ask an Atheist” Panel Discussion
On the evening of November 21st, the Antelope Valley Freethinkers (AVF) in Lancaster, California held...
September 21, 2015
Atheist Group Continues to Help Community Clean Up Its Riverbed
For 21 years, the City of Santa Clarita in southern California has held an annual...
August 17, 2015
I Gave a Sermon at a Church About My Atheist “Spirituality”
From my work on the local interfaith council in my home town, I’m familiar with...
June 30, 2015
I Was a Guest Speaker at a Church Last Sunday
In May of 2013, Kile Jones launched a nation-wide project called Interview an Atheist at...
February 23, 2015
Atheists and Believers Respond to Westboro Baptist Church with Unity, Positivism, and Resolve
On their way to Hollywood to peddle their drug of addiction, hate, outside the Academy...
February 17, 2015
Ask Richard: Parents Pressure Atheist to Persuade Her Sister to Have a Catholic Wedding
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I've never actually...
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