Ask Richard: To Prevent Conflict with In-Laws, Know Your Spouse

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I am a young atheist, age 21. I am also the father of the most beautiful one-year-old girl in the world. I am also just recently married. And I am looking for some advice. My wife’s immediate family is very religious. They are [Read More...]

Why Are There So Few High School Atheist Groups?

This article in the Columbus Dispatch makes me wonder why high school atheist groups aren’t as abundant as they ought to be. Considering how many atheists say they first got rid of their faith at around the age of 14-15, they seem like they would be more prevalent: The students in the group discuss belief [Read More...]

Is This Atheist Flyer Clever or Offensive?

The Secular Student Alliance at Valencia Community College in Florida saw this flyer floating around their campus recently: Ok, fine… no need to vandalize it or anything, but it does seem silly to trivialize your current life because you think eternity is where all the action is at. At least, that’s what I read into [Read More...]

University of Chicago Hires ‘Humanist Advisor’

Josh Oxley, the newly-hired (but not paid, I’ve learned) “Humanist Advisor” for the University of Chicago, got some nice press in The Maroon: Maroon: What else does your job entail? Oxley: I advise for the Secular Student Alliance. I’m the graduate advisor for them. But at the same time my role is to really do [Read More...]

Is Your Race in Conflict with Your Humanism?

NPR recently did a nice piece about how secular students are finding their place on college campuses. They interviewed Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard; Debbie Goddard, spokesperson for the Center for Inquiry; and Mark Hatcher, founder of the Secular Students of Howard University. I especially loved this segment discussing African-American Humanism: Michael Martin: And [Read More...]