Ask Richard: Surrounded by a Trio of Reproachful Believers

Dear Richard, I am now an ‘almost’ recovered former evangelical Christian. I say ‘almost’ because I am not really 100% certain that my former beliefs aren’t true but I see no evidence for them. Anyway now my wife is not happy with me and my mother wrote me a scathing letter full of Bible scriptures [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Lying About My Atheism is Making Me Lonely

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, For any number of reasons, I am unable and unwilling to be open with most of the people in my life about my atheism. This includes both my family and my coworkers. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home. My parents and [Read More...]

Ask Richard: A Tale From China that Could Have Been From Anywhere

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard: I am an atheist Chinese teenager living in an international community in Beijing, China. I used to be a Christian until one day I realized that Christianity is just not working, and I came out easily, since China is an atheist country after [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Orthodox Jewish Parents Block Young Agnostic from Attending University of Edinburgh

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m an agnostic teenager (16 yrs old) and High School Junior. My parents are devout Orthodox Jews, and I have been trying to tell them for over a year now that I have no interest in Orthodox Judaism. In response, they have just [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Young American Atheist Applying for College in the U.K.

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Mr. Wade, I’m starting my senior year in high school and I’m preparing for college applications. I am an American but I’m applying to colleges in the UK. I want to study there because I know Britain has a much more secular society. I [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X