Ask Richard: Songwriter Famous for Christian Music is Secretly an Atheist

Dear Richard, I’m an atheist, and although I’ve only been reading The Friendly Atheist for a couple of months, I suspect my situation is unique: I’m actually famous, literally, for the Christian music I used to write and perform. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the son of a conservative, Christian pastor. I began [Read More...]

Can an Atheist Forgive People After They Die?

On PostSecret this past weekend, the following card appeared: One reader wrote in to say: I didn’t forgive him for his sake, but to set myself free. And it worked. How would you get over something as tragic as that? (Thanks to Greta Christina for the link) [Read more...]

8: The Mormon Proposition

Watch the trailer for this new movie and try not to get angry: The movie is “8: The Mormon Proposition” and it’s playing in select cities over the next few weeks. Looks like one worth checking out if you get a chance. (Thanks to Katie for the link!) [Read more...]

Just Revealed: The Cover of Sam Harris’ New Book

The cover for Sam Harris‘ new book has just been revealed: Nice. Plain. Powerful. If this were a Christian book, we’d see Harris’ face right there on the cover… In any case, it’s better than the Christopher Hitchens yellow-themed books, I say. The Moral Landscape will be published October 5th. [Read more...]

Atheists Don’t Have No Songs

Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers sing about atheism. I laughed (Thanks to Shannon for the link!) [Read more...]


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