Ask Richard: Atheist’s Parents Say They Can Be Damned to Hell Because of Him

Note: For the last several months, the Ask Richard columns have been posted on Tuesdays and Fridays. They will now be posted on Mondays and Thursdays. Hello Richard, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I have been transitioning away from religion for some time now (it started in high school), and [Read More...]

Ethics vs. Religious Education in Australia

Last month, Julie Cowe wrote about religious education in Australian schools. Essentially, Australian law mandates that students receive one hour of religious training per week. The Christians who run these services get tens of millions of dollars per year to make this happen. What happens if parents don’t want their kids wasting their time in [Read More...]

FFRF Featured in New York Times

In case you missed it, there was a fantastic article about the Freedom From Religion Foundation in the New York Times on Saturday. They were featured because of their recent court victory in which a judge declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. The court ruling drew fire from the private National Day of Prayer [Read More...]

Secular Student Takes on Texas Creationist in Interview

My friend Matt LaClair, a Secular Student Alliance board member, co-hosts a radio show called Equal Time for Freethought. Tonight, his guest will be Don McLeroy, a young-Earth creationist leader on the Texas Board of Education. He’s one of the people responsible for the revised History standards and a proponent of Creationism in the classroom. [Read More...]

Why did Boobquake Go Viral?

A week ago, Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi explained why a predicted earthquake would soon hit his country: “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.” If some random person said it, we wouldn’t care. But this was a [Read More...]


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