Between a Church and a Hard Place

Andrew Park had no problem raising his children, but he was stuck when one started asking him about religion. He had grown up faith-free and he wasn’t quite prepared when his son asked him whether or not God was real. If he didn’t give his son a good answer, no doubt there were others ready [Read More...]

Audio from the 2010 Humanists of Florida Association Conference

The Humanists of Florida Association recently held a conference in Sarasota and they’ve just released audio of the talks. If you’re interested — and why on earth wouldn’t you be? — you can hear lectures on reaching out to secular students, how Humanists find meaning & purpose, and raising freethinkers. This is excellent information, perfect [Read More...]

Ask Richard: How Do I Handle My Six-Year-Old’s Beliefs?

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. I send my 6 yr old daughter to the only private school in our small town. Naturally, it is a catholic school. I love the people and the education she is getting. [Read More...]

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...]


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