Ask Richard: Atheist Wants to Reconcile With Parents

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m 21, financially and socially independent, and happily living on my own. But my relationship with my parents can only be called distant. We only see each other once or twice a year, call once every few months. When they found out I [Read More…]

Supporting a Christian Friend

Last year, my friend Anne Jackson published a really neat book called Permission to Speak Freely. It was like PostSecret for Christians. She asked her blog readers to respond to the question: What is one thing you feel you can’t say in church? The responses poured in and I don’t think any atheist would be [Read More…]

Hello Again!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico was wonderful. I zip-lined through the jungle. (And didn’t fall off and die!) I went snorkeling in the ocean. (Holy $#&%, there are some freaky things down there…) I drank 3928412 strawberry margaritas. (Who needs to learn Spanish when you can just point to red liquid-y things and make a chugging gesture [Read More…]

Thanks for Reading

This is a guest post by Stef McGraw. Stef is a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa and a member of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI). With Hemant back in the country, our week of the students taking over has come to an end. I’d first and foremost like to thank Hemant for [Read More…]

Out of place… teachers

This is a guest post by Jessica Ahlquist. Jessica is a Junior at Cranston High School West. As my last blog post for Friendly Atheist, I wanted to write about my experiences in 7th grade with a creationist teacher who was actively teaching intelligent design in the classroom. His name was Mr. Gamba and he [Read More…]