Ask Richard: When Religious Friends Ask Us to Not Say “Oh My God”

Dear Richard A while back I was waiting for a lecture to start with a friend when I casually used the word “God” in a sentence. I don’t remember the exact sentence, but it was probably something like “oh my God,” certainly not an uncommon turn of phrase. She then asked me, politely, if I [Read More...]


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Dr. Ed Buckner’s Speaking Tour in Virginia/Washington D.C.

Dr. Ed Buckner, the president of American Atheists, is going on a speaking tour in and around the Virginia/Washington D.C. area next week. The college events are free and open to the public. Topics include the future of his organization and why we do not live in a “Christian nation.” A nicely formatted schedule of [Read More...]


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College Atheist Group Forming at Duke University

North Carolina is on a roll here. (Hey, South Carolina, learn a lesson!) A campus atheist group is forming at Duke University. If you’d like to get involved (or you just want to support them), join their Facebook group here. (Thanks to Nina for the link!) [Read more...]


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Donohue and Who?

I hear that Bill Donohue has a new book coming out.  Miranda Hale has a nice piece on Examiner.com about it, and by nice I mean it trashes his very purpose and goal in life. She mentions his crazy outbursts – and even links to my story here on FriendlyAtheist about laughing at his accusations.  [Read More...]


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The World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling, Part 5

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...]


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