Ask Richard: New Atheist Feels Insecure Discussing Beliefs With Family

Dear Richard, I’ve been an Atheist for only a year or so now. Before, I claimed myself an Agnostic, in fear of completely doubting the existence of God, and before that being a devoted Christian. My mother passed away when I was only 16 from a terminal illness, which sort of set forth my disbelief [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Brother-in-Law is Deconverting While Fighting in Iraq

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. My name is Aaron and I’ve been an atheist for almost 1 and a half years. I’m almost 25 and was raised my entire life in a fundamentalist Christian church. I married [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Christian Friend Sent Strangers to Evangelize Me

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Rita wrote a long letter which I have edited and paraphrased for space reasons. She was raised as a Christian and has recently come out as an atheist to her friends from [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Family Censors Atheist When Sister Becomes Catholic Schoolteacher

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, At the beginning of last year, my husband and I “came out” to my family as Atheists. Since none of them (besides my mother) are particularly religious and are, in fact, [Read More...]

Support Global Atheist Solidarity Day

Mike Smith is promoting a really positive idea that I hope others will help promote: a Global Atheist Solidarity Day. It’s a day to stand up together as one and provide support for those who struggle to be non-religious in their communities. There are many around the world who have to hid their beliefs because [Read More...]


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