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...]

The Surprising Truth About Atheist Parents

Dale McGowan, the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, recently conducted an unscientific poll of atheist parents to get their thoughts on religion, humanist communities, and their children. The results were very surprising to me. Here’s just one example of what Dale found. The question: “In general, how religiously observant is your extended family?” I know [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Hard to Talk to an Overbearing Christian Dad

Hi Richard, I was baptized Catholic, my parents converted to Born-Again Christian when I was in 6th grade, and for quite a while after that I tried very hard to believe what they taught me and be a good little Christian girl. I’m now 26, and for the last few years, though I absolutely do [Read More...]


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