Ask Richard: Teaching My Kids Religious Tolerance and Science at the Same Time

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed for their privacy. Richard, My non-religious (as of yet) kids (ages eleven and eight) go to my in-law’s church occasionally when they stay over Saturday night. They then attend the Sunday school portion with their rather religious cousins. When they get home, we discuss what they talked about and [Read More...]


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How My 5K Run Went…

Yesterday, I ran my first 5K. You all gave me excellent advice and I used absolutely none of it. Dinner the night before the race? Indian food. Breakfast the day of the race? Donuts. Warmup? Who needs that. Clearly, I was destined to win this race. Here’s how things went down: [Race starts] Me: We’ve [Read More...]


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A Question About T-Shirts and Manners…

Let’s say a close relative gave you this t-shirt: And let’s say the relative knows you’re an atheist. What’s the best way to respond? A reader would love some advice… [Read more...]


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The Free Speech Rock

The Rock is a notable part of Northwestern University. With the first painting of the rock in the 1940s, it became a canvas for student art, opinions, advertising, messages, proposals, and jokes. Tradition holds that if a student wishes to paint something on the Rock, he or she must guard it from sunup until the [Read More...]


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The Controversial Non Sequitur Muhammad Comic Strip

Here’s Wiley Miller‘s “controversial” Non Sequitur comic strip which you may not be seeing in your local newspaper today. Harmless. Inoffensive. Not a big deal. Anyone who overreacts to this is crazy. No editor should be caving in and banning this strip out of fear of the lunatics. [Read more...]


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