Explaining Communion and Greek Mythology to Your Daughter

One day, when Dale McGowan writes a full-length play about his family, I got dibs on front-row tickets on opening night. This scene features Dale and his daughter (Delaney) discussing Communion and Greek Mythology: DELANEY: Okay, I have a question. (pause) Where do people get these ideas? How do they… how do they think of [Read More…]

Would You Allow Christians To Pray Over Your Baby… If They Asked Nicely?

Many of you had thoughts on whether or not you’d allow a stranger to pray over your baby. Reader Ruby Leigh wonders if a particular twist on the prayer would change your mind about it: I just read the piece about the Wal-Mart woman praying over Lulu without request… I can understand how this would [Read More…]

Atheist’s Lullaby

This is sweet — a lullaby for atheist parents, from Vastleft and Kevin Hammer. Sadly, the baby makes it through the end of the song in one piece: The lyrics (as I can understand them): Go to sleep, There is no god. Life is complex, Sometimes odd. But your daddy always loves you. No sky [Read More…]

The Logic of Children

Reader PrimeNumbers informs me that his daughter is quite the logician. Look what she came up with: Magic is not real. God is magic. Therefore, God is not real. Not too shabby for a four-year-old. Most atheists I know didn’t figure that out until they were teenagers. What other logical statements have your children impressed [Read More…]

Would You Allow Christians To Pray Over Your Baby?

There are plenty of reasons not to shop at Walmart. This one won’t be found in any documentary, though. Atheist Kelly went to get some groceries and other goods with her husband and baby LuLu in tow. While there, a lady walked right up to the couple and their 15-week-old child. After saying what a [Read More…]