Should You Hide the Truth About Santa Claus?

A reader (K) recently had a conversation in which Santa Claus came up. K said that Santa Claus wasn’t real. It wasn’t a big deal or anything at the time, but she worries about what would’ve happened if other parents were around, heard it, and complained. What if their children were present? K writes: My [Read More...]

What If Your Child Becomes Religious?

Is this every atheist parent’s worst nightmare? Imagine your child grows up to be an evangelical Christian or Scientologist! Dale McGowan explains how to handle this situation: As usual, Dale holds a view that I would hope others do, too. There’s a difference between fundamentalist faith and an intelligent theist who accepts the world (and [Read More...]

Why You Should Lie To Your Children

Dale McGowan makes a case for why parents should (in moderation and for a purpose) lie to their children in his latest column for Humanist Network News: When my youngest asked, “How far away is the Sun?”, I said, “Twenty feet,” precisely so she would look at me and say, “Dad, you dork!!” When my [Read More...]

Camp Quest UK Gets More Positive Publicity

You can never have too much publicity. A couple more articles on Camp Quest UK are popping up, and they’re finally getting more of the details right (as opposed to last time…). It’s not run by Richard Dawkins. It’s not a camp for “atheist children” (Rather, it’s a camp for children of atheist parents). It’s [Read More...]

Atheist Communities Growing

There was a nice article yesterday about atheist communities in the Christian Science Monitor by G. Jeffrey Macdonald. There’s nothing in it particularly newsworthy to atheists who read the blogs, but there are some decent quotations and some news for people outside the movement: The ranks of nonbelievers are on the rise, research suggests, and [Read More...]


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