How To Both Love And Debate People (And Knock Off The Attempts To “Save” Them)

A somewhat unpleasantly hostile atheist is outraged that a nephew, with whom this atheist is admittedly not very close, announced on Facebook plans to study theology (in addition to political science).  Here is what the atheist wants to say to the nephew “in a nutshell”: “In a nutshell, I think religion is: pernicious fraud and one [Read More...]

If I Could Read Only One Atheist Blogger, It Would Be…

…Richard Wade of Friendly Atheist, whose “Ask Richard” column turns one fantastic year old today.  It is a column by a retired therapist who gives atheists advice about atheistic parenting, the effects of one’s religious past on one’s present life and the way to go forward constructively in the future as an atheist, and, probably most [Read More...]

The Perils Of Unrequited Love

Richard Wade’s new column is typically sage, this time  as he soberly and accurately advises someone who is unrequitedly in love with a friend: When a friend learns that their friend loves them romantically, but they don’t have that kind of love to return, they often feel a tension because of an odd quirk in [Read More...]

Addressing Religious Friends’ Griefs

Richard Wade’s advice columns at Friendly Atheist are consistently excellent.  This week he handles the question of what to say when the grieving religious person remarks that their lost loved one is in a better place when you cannot honestly say that you agree: When the more religious people talk about how the person will [Read More...]


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