Inspiration Comes From All Places

It might sound stupid, but this blog post came about because I saw The Lorax yesterday with my kids. I am fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to work from home, which in turn allows me to homeschool my kids. We began homeschooling this past fall because there was a bullying issue at our [Read More…]

Jesus Isn’t As Peaceful As You Think

This image has been floating around the interwebs lately:     While, I really want to appreciate the sentiment — Jesus is a really nice guy — I’m plagued by the OTHER things Jesus is quoted as saying in the very same book from which his peaceful, loving statements come. A few examples: Matthew 10:34 [Read More…]

Catholic School Atheist Raises Over $11,000 for Responsible Charity

On February 22nd, Daniel, the Catholic School Atheist, began his fundraiser for Responsible Charity. We here at Friendly Atheist felt so inspired by Daniel’s story that we decided to post about it. Originally, Daniel’s goal was to double his Catholic High School’s fundraising goal — they are raising money to build a fence for an [Read More…]

Update on the Catholic School Atheist and Responsible Charity

Yesterday, a Catholic-school-attending atheist teenager named Daniel was highlighted here. Daniel wanted to beat his school in a charity fundraiser, only he wanted to benefit a secular charity instead of the Church. According to Responsible Charity, within 48 hours of Daniel creating the Facebook fundraiser page, $4,925.27 has been donated from 497 people in 19 [Read More…]

An Atheist in Catholic School Wants to Show That He Can Be Charitable, Too

Here’s the story of a boy named Daniel. He was born into a Catholic family. He is forced to attend Catholic School. He has come to the conclusion that he is an atheist. Hello everyone, My name is Daniel and I’m an Atheist who is forced to attend a private Catholic school. I regularly experience [Read More…]