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October 22, 2016
A Church Leader Responds With Kindness After Former Pastor Announces His Atheism
Earlier this month, Carter Warden finally came out of the closet as an atheist after...
October 19, 2016
A Pastor Who Hid His Identity As an Atheist for Several Years Has Finally Come Out of the Closet
Earlier this month, at the Freedom From Religion Foundation's annual convention, "Adam Mann," a pastor...
October 18, 2016
Teresa MacBain, the Pastor Who Became an Atheist, Has Found God Once Again
Teresa MacBain, who famously came out as an atheist at the 2012 American Atheists convention...
October 14, 2016
How Ex-Muslims Living in Islamic Countries Should Plan Their Exits
What should you do if you're a young ex-Muslim woman living in an Islamic country,...
September 17, 2016
A Former Muslim Shares the Story of Why He No Longer Accepts Islam
In a very personal video, Abdullah Sameer talks about why he finally stopped believing in...
August 05, 2016
A Conversation with Ex-Muslims Willing to Speak Out About Their Former Faith
The website Heat Street spoke with a number of ex-Muslims who are now working to...
May 13, 2016
An Ex-Muslim and Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Discuss Their Journeys Out of Faith
It's always fun to see some of your favorite internet personalities come together, and these...
May 13, 2016
An Atheist Planted a Seed of Doubt in His Mind in 2014; Now, a Christian Explains Why He Deconverted
Anthony Magnabosco, someone familiar to regular readers, is a "street epistemologist." He’s like a preacher...
May 08, 2016
Podcast Ep. 106: Jeremy Runnells, Ex-Mormon and Author of the CES Letter
Our latest podcast guest is Jeremy Runnells, author of the infamous CES Letter which debunks...
May 04, 2016
Ex-Mormon Explains What She Learned by Leaving the Church: “I Discovered I Had Wings”
Julienna Viegas-Haws was raised in the Mormon faith and graduated from BYU, but she eventually...
April 23, 2016
“Dr. Banjo” Pete Wernick Comes Out as Openly Secular
When I think of bluegrass music and banjos, the New Atheists don't exactly come to...
April 18, 2016
Author of Infamous “CES Letter” Has Left Mormonism: “I Have Excommunicated the LDS Church”
Jeremy Runnells is best known within Mormon circles for writing the CES Letter -- a...
March 19, 2016
Rapper Killah Priest Urges Atheists to “Be Vocal About It” in New Openly Secular Video
The latest person to film a video for the Openly Secular campaign is Killah Priest,...
March 08, 2016
A New Documentary Will Show the Relationship Between a Famous Christian Pastor and His Atheist Son
Last year, I had the chance to talk to former evangelical preacher (and current Humanist...
March 05, 2016
An Ex-Muslim Explains Why He Left Islam (and Moved from Saudi Arabia to Canada)
An ex-Muslim on Reddit is celebrating getting out of Saudi Arabia and moving to Canada,...
March 04, 2016
Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Dan Haren Opens Up About His Agnosticism
Dan Haren is a baseball pitcher who just retired after more than a decade in...
February 24, 2016
Nearly 6,500 People Have Resigned from the Mormon Church Thanks to One Lawyer and a Website
Earlier this month, I posted about a new website to help Mormons leave the Church...
February 16, 2016
This VICE News Segment Documents the Difficulties of Escaping Islam
When you decide to leave Islam, bad things can happen, as a number of ex-Muslims...
February 06, 2016
This Website Will Help You Officially Resign from the Mormon Church
A new website has launched to help Mormons leave the Church for good. QuitMormon offers...
February 02, 2016
Advice for Muslim Women Who Want to Take Off Their Hijabs
The last time we heard from ex-Muslim (and current atheist) Aliyah Saleem, she was talking...
January 17, 2016
Podcast Ep. 90: Chris Shelton, Former Scientologist
Our latest podcast guest is Chris Shelton, a man who spent 27 years in the...
January 02, 2016
Former Pastor Ryan Bell Reflects on Life Without God, a Year After Coming Out
It was two years ago when Ryan Bell, a professor and former pastor of a...
January 02, 2016
This is Why She Left the Jehovah’s Witnesses
A young woman named Sydney made this lovely, deeply personal video about why she no...
December 27, 2015
Podcast Ep. 87: Eric, a Former Member of the Worldwide Church of God
Our latest podcast guest is Eric, a writer currently living in Chicago. He was raised...
December 24, 2015
What Should Parents Do if Their Child is Now an Atheist?
A lot of teenagers who just spent a semester at college may now be coming...
December 12, 2015
When This Christian Watched the Ken Ham/Bill Nye Debate, His Faith Began Fading Away
Sal Villarreal helped found the Secular Latino Alliance and has a great post about his...
November 20, 2015
People Who Left Islam Are Explaining Why Using the #ExMuslimBecause Hashtag
The Council of Ex-Muslims Britain has started a hashtag campaign called #ExMuslimBecause and they're asking...
November 19, 2015
An Atheist Attorney Has Helped More Than 2,500 Mormons Resign From the Church for Free
With all the people leaving the Mormon church over the past week, due to the...
November 01, 2015
Six Years After Escaping the Exclusive Brethren Cult, Craig Hoyle Reflects on His Past
I sometimes post stories about the religious "bubble," where you're not allowed to have any...
October 10, 2015
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Yesterday, ESPN's Outside the Lines focused on NFL star Arian Foster and his atheism. While...
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