Ask Richard: Atheist Grandfather Kept At Arm’s Length

I have a problem about my grandchildren that is similar to ct with the nephew who is being brainwashed by his Christian mother. I’m 68 years old, and have at last returned to the position I held as a teenager: atheism. I spent two decades as a conservative Christian and went to seminary for three [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheists’ Freethinking Children Are Considering Religion

Dear Richard We are an atheist couple with three children aged 10, 8 and 5. The youngest starts school this year. We have explained to our children that different people believe in different gods, but neither of us believe in god, and that when they are older they can decide for themselves what they want [Read More...]

Are You a Secular Parent?

The Foundation Beyond Belief is conducting a survey to find out information about non-religious parents: Foundation Beyond Belief has two sides — a humanist charitable giving program, and an education and support program for secular parents. The intrepid and talented Ute Mitchell (of CFI Portland’s outstanding secular parent program) has signed on as our Foundation’s [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist’s Mormon Teen Son Is Questioned About Masturbation

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hi Richard, When I married 17 years ago, I was a True Believing Mormon. Since coming out atheist to my wife several years ago, she has only become more fervent in her [Read More...]

Ask Richard: A Concerned Mother Asks Atheists About Her Teen Daughter’s Atheism

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Hello Richard, I found your site while looking for help for my daughter, and you seem to be an expert. My sixteen year old daughter just told me she was an atheist. [Read More...]


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