Ask Richard: Supplement: Dealing With Religious People Who are Actually Fragile

In a comment on my post, “Dealing With Evangelizers Who Seem Fragile,” Nomad asked a very good question: “Remember, the vulnerability is an illusion.” I don’t think that’s true. Many religious people are very vulnerable. Your suggestions are primarily for dealing with those who are not. So you really haven’t addressed how to deal with [Read More...]

The True Story of Human Development

When I learned about reproduction in Biology, the line explaining sperm vs. egg production was always a joke about “quality vs. quantity.” Now, I know the true story behind that. In fact, we should just remove Biology from school curriculums and replace those classes with this one video. It explains everything we ever needed to [Read More...]

The World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling, Part 2

I’ve been reading a book called Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Beacon Press, August, 2009) by Robert Kunzman. The book is a look at six Christian families and how they homeschool their children. Not every family fits the stereotype I know I have in my mind. Some [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Dealing With Evangelizers Who Seem Fragile

Hey Richard, First, I want to say that I’m really loving your advice column. I’ve always respected the thought you put into your posts and comments, and I think this format really works. I hope it’s a permanent feature. My question deals with people who say their life was the subject of country songs before [Read More...]

The Joy of Godless Sex

Now here’s a talk that you won’t want to miss: “The Joy of Godless Sex” by Fred Edwords When it comes to sexuality, two sizes don’t fit all. Nor does one institution. That’s why a nontheistic, humanist approach recognizes sexual diversity, individuality, freedom, and responsibility. And that’s why humanists continue to work for an end [Read More...]