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...]

Worst Security System Ever

The Columbus Dispatch reports on what some local residents are doing in the aftermath of a couple robberies: Many people who encounter sudden, unexpected violence have no idea how to react. For Melynda Workman, there was never any question. Last September, her husband, Jack, was shot in the stomach during a robbery of the couple’s [Read More...]

Why Don’t Christians Ever Get New Arguments?

How many times have you heard Christians use Pascal’s Wager in a debate? Or the canard that “it takes more faith to be an atheist”? Or the question of how we atheists can have morals or a purpose without religion? If you’re my inbox, you come across it often. I suspect most atheists who have [Read More...]