Ask Richard: Paying for Religious Activities That He Doesn’t Believe In

Richard, We have a very close family friend that is like a second mother to our children. She is a devout Lutheran (Missouri Synod) and so are her children. They likely suspect I’m atheist, but we don’t ever talk about it. The only thing they know is that I don’t allow our children to attend [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Launches

I’ve written before about Foundation Beyond Belief: Foundation Beyond Belief is a new 501c3 charitable and educational foundation created (1) to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity, and (2) to support a nationwide nonreligious parent education program. This is a terrific opportunity for non-religious people everywhere. We’ve never had a true “atheist” charity we could [Read More...]

Last Call for Star-Gazing Party Before Dragon*Con

Just a reminder for anyone attending Dragon*Con (September 4th through the 7th) in Atlanta that the Skeptics’ track added a very cool new event taking place the evening before the conference and it’s not too late to sign up. A star-gazing party will be hosted by astronomers Phil Plait and Pamela Gay, with proceeds benefiting [Read More...]

Help the Fresh Air Fund This Month

The Fresh Air Fund offers free summer vacations to children in low-income areas from New York City. It lets them enjoy the countryside and have a positive summer experience. The Fresh Air Fund is still looking for host families to house a child this month. If you live in the Northeast, it’s not too late [Read More...]

Help the Food for Banned Books Drive

I mentioned last week that the Metro State Atheists in Colorado were running a charity event called Food for Freethought 2009. You give them non-perishable foods (which will be donated), and they’ll give you a banned book! In order to make this happen, though, they need books. They now have a wish list up on [Read More...]


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