Ask Richard: Unwelcome Evangelizing by University Math Teacher

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I know a Christian mathematician and lecturer at my local university. Though not friends we have always been on friendly terms. Ever since he found out that I’m an ex-Christian, he’s been looking for an opportunity to “share the gospel” with me and [Read More…]

It Took a While, but She’s Finally Coming Out

This is a guest post by Lisa. [Personal information has been removed.] … I have been very, very slowly coming out of the atheist closet. It literally took me years to be honest with myself and even longer to actually say the words out loud to another person: “I don’t think I believe in God [Read More…]

Ask Richard: A Young Atheist Doctor Responding to Religious Patients

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am an atheist secular humanist. I am also a physician in my last year of residency in a “Bible Belt” area and, while I have gotten a fantastic medical education, I have not found any good role models to help me address [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Do I Really Need To Be An Atheist?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have a complicated issue and I was hoping that you could offer some insight so I can make an informed decision. I am an “on-the-fence” atheist, but I don’t want to be atheist. I turned towards atheism several months ago, but before [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist’s Boyfriend Doesn’t Take Her Views Seriously

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have been a fence sitter for a long time. It’s only been this last year that I came to terms with my disbelief. Saying I’m an atheist hasn’t been easy. Most people still don’t know. The subject doesn’t come up. Which I [Read More…]