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…]

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…]