Ask Richard: Young Atheist Considers Coming Out to His Grandparents

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hey Richard, I’m in the 9th grade and I’ve been reading and commenting on Friendly Atheist for several months. You and I have had some good conversations here. Thank you for taking [Read More...]

Psst… I Think They’re Talking About God…

The Onion talks about religion very subtlely… [Read more...]

Is America a Christian Nation?

President of the Secular Coalition for America Herb Silverman has a piece in the new CQ Researcher (PDF) arguing that America is not a “Christian Nation” (p. 17): America is a Christian nation in the same way it is a white nation. The majority of Americans are white and Christian, but we are not now [Read More...]

Who’s the Ex-Mormon of the Year?

PZ‘s not winning this poll, but it’s ok, because all the nominees are worthy! … the Mormon Alumni Association is here to remedy the situation with a brand-new yearly award for the X-Mormon who has made the biggest impact!!! The list of former Mormons (Formons?) includes Mr. Deity, Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter of Milk), and [Read More...]

From Baseball to the Priesthood

Grant Desme was a rising star in the Oakland A’s franchise, possibly starting this season playing AA baseball. (AAA is even better, followed by the major leagues.) He batted .288 with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs in 131 games last year. Then he starred in the Arizona Fall League, where some of the game’s [Read More...]