Ask Richard: Atheist Considers Chaperoning a Church Wilderness Trip

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have been recently asked to chaperone a former pastor’s youth group canoeing wilderness trip. I do not attend his church but have always kept in contact with him after leaving the church of my youth because he is just plainly an excellent [Read More…]

Ask Richard: My Friend’s Religiosity Is Becoming More Strange

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’ve been an atheist since the 7th grade, and now I’m a junior in college. I’ve never been that great at making friends, and my one really close friend at school is quite possibly the most religious person I’ve ever met. The second [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Gay Atheist Insulted and Harassed by Three Family Members

Richard, I’ve been out as gay and atheist for quite a while now. I have a steady relationship with someone, and almost my entire family, which is entirely Catholic, has taken it in stride very well. However, my oldest sister and her husband and my grandfather are the complete opposite. They refuse to acknowledge my [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Former Muslim Atheist Ponders Coming Out to Her Best Friend

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I come from a sort-of liberal Muslim background (liberal in the sense my mum doesn’t make us pray or makes me wear a headscarf). I’ve doubted religion ever since I was young but because I wasn’t “allowed” to leave Islam, I’ve acted every [Read More…]

Ask Richard: My Friend is Questioning Her Faith

Note: All the names and a few details in this letter are changed to protect peoples’ privacy. Hey Richard, I’m a 15-year-old Atheist from a town just outside of a mid-size city in Colorado. My parents are both atheists, and religion was never really talked about when I was growing up. It wasn’t ignored, but [Read More…]


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