What If Your Child Becomes Religious?

Is this every atheist parent’s worst nightmare? Imagine your child grows up to be an evangelical Christian or Scientologist! Dale McGowan explains how to handle this situation: As usual, Dale holds a view that I would hope others do, too. There’s a difference between fundamentalist faith and an intelligent theist who accepts the world (and [Read More...]

This is Why It’s Tough for an Atheist to Date

The other person is bound to say something you find irrational: Artist Cody Cobb writes this in an email: I can’t help but think I’m going about this wrong. I wish I could overlook the absurdities, but I can’t. It seems my one simple deal-breaker — looking at the world honestly — is too much. [Read More...]

Are Your Atheist Group Meetings Exciting?

Because when they’re not, even atheists don’t want to show up. Chris explains what would have to happen before he attended one: … I think perhaps if my wife was out of town, my friends all died, my cat had really bad diarrhea while all the electricity went out leaving my tv and computer useless… [Read More...]

How Many Atheists are in England’s Prisons?

The only study I’ve ever seen of atheists in jail is from 1997 and it shows that we make up only 0.2% of the U.S. prison population. Some more recent statistics about prisoners were just released in England. Religion Population No religion 26,626 Church of England 23,039 Roman Catholic 14,296 Muslim 9,795 Buddhist 1,737 Sikh [Read More...]

APA Says Gay-to-Straight Therapies Do Not Work

The American Psychological Association has stated what most of us have known for quite some time: your sexuality doesn’t change and gay-to-straight therapies are useless at best and harmful at worst. The American Psychological Association adopted a resolution Wednesday stating that mental health professionals should avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation [Read More...]