Atheist Parent Sends Children to Religious Preschool

At Rational Moms, mother Aerin explains why she and her husband sent their twins to a religious preschool despite neither parent being actively religious: Because the program was associated to a church, it was significantly less expensive than other programs. It was also NAEYC accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children). The teachers [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Of Mothers and Mothers-in-Law, Part Two

Dear Richard, I’ve been an atheist for all my adult life. When I first came out to my Lutheran parents, they were surprisingly accepting, and now I regularly discuss religion and current religious issues with them respectfully. A few years ago, I met a wonderful man I’ll call Craig. He was raised by Catholic parents, [Read More...]

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...]


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