Ask Richard: Young Atheist Feels Trapped in Religion

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard I recently came out to my mam as an athiest. You see im 15 and at first my mam brushed off my ideas as “teenage hormones”, but when I pushed further saying that I have already decided to be athiest she said that as [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Couple Invited to Christian Discussion Group

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, My wife and I are atheists. Some of our close friends are non-denominational Christians, and are very involved in their church and have active spiritual lives. I’m writing because they (our friends) hold regular discussion/bible study groups in their home, and we have been [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Call-Out: Atheist Needs a Forum Specifically for Ex-Catholics

Hi Richard; I recently decided that it was okay to share with people that I’m just not that into church. I was raised Irish Catholic and it’s going to take a few more years of therapy to undo all the bullshit that goes along with that. I haven’t come out to my family because there [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Should I Count Myself Lucky?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am not asking for advice but being simply curious if I should count my self lucky. Up until the age of 10 my family attended our Episcopal church every Sunday without fail, something I had always hated. At this point I still [Read More…]

How Did You Come Out as an Atheist?

Reader Brian was in the middle of a mission trip five years ago when he realized he was an atheist. Since he had no other way to tell the people close to him what was really on his mind, he sent them an email. Was it the best way to come out? Who knows. But [Read More…]


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