When Your Kids Are Confronted with Faith

Raising children when you’re an atheist parent is tricky, especially when your children start asking the “Big Question.” (Dale McGowan has written a couple excellent books on this very subject.) Kelli Gorski is wondering how she’s going to talk to her daughter about these issues: … when my daughter, Lulu, comes into contact with someone [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Should I Keep My Son In Catholic School?

Dear Richard, I am an atheist and have been open about my atheism for about 2 years now. Although I have been met with some resistance from family, who are Orthodox Christians, overall my atheism hasn’t caused too much turmoil in my or their lives. My wife is a Christian, but she’s fairly open-minded to [Read More...]

Skipping Sunday School: The Trailer

Jason and Ashley Henley are working on a documentary about parents who raise their children without religion. It’s called Skipping Sunday School and they just released a bit of what they’ve been working on — it looks fantastic. Many of the faces may be familiar to readers of this site — Roy Speckhardt of the [Read More...]

Atheism and Diabetes

40-Year-Old-Atheist has a son with Type I Diabetes. Recently, he went to a conference for families dealing with the same issue and he encountered a lot of religious families. That set him apart: I do not ask “Why him?”. Not ever. But that very question was asked (or at least implied) by several people over [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Advice For a Freethinker Entering Middle School

Dear Richard, What advice would you offer to a young freethinker about to start her first year of middle school? Best regards, A Freethinking Mom Middle School Too soon, too soon, childhood dies, Too far away adulthood lies. The long, perplexing in-between Can be so tender and so mean. No longer boy, but not yet [Read More...]


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