Ask Richard: Atheist is Asked to Be a Godparent

Hey Richard- I’m a 24-year old atheist living in the mountains of Colorado. My immediate family recognizes me as an atheist, but few family members beyond that know about my beliefs. I live in a younger community and many of my friends have similar beliefs to my own. My identification with atheism is not something [Read More…]

Handling Children Who Are Not Atheists

If you’re an atheist parent, how do you raise your children? With no religion? With exposure to religion? Would you be ok with it if they gravitated toward religion early in life? We’ve already seen books that discuss questions like these, but M. Anton Mikicic has a new book to add to the mix. It’s [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Mother Lets Son Attend Church, Gets Flak from Fellow Atheists

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am a life-long atheist and a stay-at-home-mother of two most excellent kids. My oldest, a super smart four-year-old boy, goes to church with my mother most Sundays. He enjoys playing with the other kids and the after-service cookies. Some Sundays he doesn’t [Read More…]

The Anti-Gay Parents Should Be Able to Adopt Children

In Britain, Eunice and Owen Johns are already foster parents to a handful of children and they wanted to adopt more. But local authorities said they couldn’t do it — and Britain’s high court just ruled in support of that decision. The reason? Eunice and Owen Johns, who are in their sixties and have fostered [Read More…]

Does God Hate Her Breasts?

As a male who has no children, I’m not about to make a recommendation to anyone regarding breastfeeding. But reader Mary sent me an article in which the author, Monica Bielanko, says she didn’t breastfeed her kids… for a reason I hadn’t heard before: The real reason I’m not breastfeeding is deeply personal and deeply [Read More…]


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