When Kids Become Christian And Resent Your Atheism

A reader sent in this dilemma: I was raised as a full-on, tongue-speaking, fundy Christian. After getting married, having a couple of kids, and generally settling into life, I started to question my Christianity. Over a period of a few years, I became an atheist. My children were very young at the time. My first [Read More…]

Should Children Discuss Their Non-Theism with Other Children?

Dale McGowan overheard his children Delaney and Connor having this conversation and it worried him: From the next room, I heard Delaney (7) sharing a conversation she had with a friend at school. “I told her I didn’t really believe in God, but I was still thinking about it. She said she didn’t know anybody [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Tension and Manipulation Over Prayers at the Dinner Table

Don wrote a very long and candid letter which I have edited here for space reasons. I have kept the details that I believe are pertinent to the challenge he describes: Hi Richard! I’ve been following your new posts on The Friendly Atheist site for a couple weeks now. You have a great gift of [Read More…]

A Wrap-Up of Camp Quest Texas

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that there would be a one-day Camp Quest held in Texas. It was a rousing success! (Kudos go to camp director Amie Parsons!) And it got some positive media coverage: If that was the reception after a one-day camp, I can’t wait to see what happens when it expands [Read More…]

Starting a Camp Quest in Texas

If you build it, they will come. Amie Parsons, an atheist, couldn’t find any good summer camp for her child to go to, so she began a Camp Quest of her own! “It’s just a camp, for kids, who want to have a camp experience without having the religious dogma placed upon them,” she said. [Read More…]