Ask Richard: Atheist Despairs for Love and Respect from Her Mormon Family

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hello Richard, Thank you for taking the time to read my email, I sincerely hope that you are able to answer it. My situation is this, my fiancé and I are both [Read More...]

Aggressive Atheism Versus Friendly Atheism

Stephen Prothero, the author of Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And Doesn’t, wrote an article for USA Today about how atheists would be better off with some new voices. Specifically, friendlier, female-ier voices — as opposed to the “angry white male atheist” voices, which we already hear plenty of. (There’s been [Read More...]

Atheist Elected to Office Cannot Legally Serve

Remember Cecil Bothwell? He was an atheist who ran for public office in Asheville, NC. He wanted to become a member of the City Council. Last month, we learned he won his race and earned one of three open seats. When I heard there was an update to the story, I figured it had to [Read More...]

A Message from Richard Dawkins to Young Freethinkers

Michael Campbell is the chief editor of Young Freethought, a blog about atheism which features commentary from only people under 21. He sent Richard Dawkins a message about the blog, who they’re reaching out to, and what they’re trying to accomplish. Dawkins wrote him back (how excited would you be?) It’s relatively short and the [Read More...]

Seattle Atheists Want a Sign in the Washington State Capitol Building

The Freedom From Religion Foundation put this sign up in the state Capitol building in Olympia, Washington last year: After all the controversy last year, the state government decided no displays for/against any religion would be allowed at all inside the capitol building. It was the right move. Unfortunately, they’re still allowing displays outside, on [Read More...]