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May 23, 2014
She Left Islam and Her Family with the Help of Local Atheists
Just over a year ago, Kimberly Winston at Religion News Service wrote an incredible profile...
April 25, 2014
A New Blog for Pastors Who Are Secretly Atheists
The Clergy Project -- an online home for about 550 current clergy members who secretly...
April 07, 2014
American Atheists’ David Silverman Addresses Crowd at Mass Mormon Resignation
Yesterday, while the 184th Annual General Conference of the (Mormon) Church took place nearby, two atheist...
April 02, 2014
With Help of Atheists, Mormons Will Resign from Church
This Sunday, as the 184th Annual General Conference of the (Mormon) Church takes place in...
March 09, 2014
Is It Harder to be Gay or Atheist?
Seen at PostSecret: It's hard to comment since I don't know the whole story, but...
March 06, 2014
What Have We Learned from Pastors Who Secretly Don’t Believe in God?
Four years ago, philosopher Daniel Dennett and researcher Linda LaScola released a groundbreaking study of...
February 06, 2014
Lighting the Fuse: What Caused Your (De)Conversion? And What, If Anything, Do You Do To Spread Skepticism?
Conversion is a dirty word in atheist circles. We don't attempt to convert, we tell...
January 19, 2014
This Would Have Been a Great Article About Coming Out as an Atheist… a Couple of Decades Ago
Kansas City Star columnist Cindy Hoedel believes 2014 is the year society should start accepting...
January 12, 2014
Overcoming the Fear of Coming Out
Seen at PostSecret: A lot of us have been there. I promise it's better on...
January 08, 2014
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates Identifies as an Atheist
I think Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the finest writers working today. Hardly a day,...
January 06, 2014
Ask Richard: Atheist Outs Himself on First Date; She Rejects Him After They’re in Love
**Updated** Dear Richard, My girlfriend just broke up with me suddenly due to my lack...
December 30, 2013
Imprisonment for Blasphemy and Religious Dissent Around the World Detailed in New Report
Human Rights Without Frontiers International, a Brussels-based nonprofit, has released a rather comprehensive report on...
December 29, 2013
Jennifer Michael Hecht and Ron Reagan Talk Atheism in Politics on ‘Hardball’
Jennifer Michael Hecht, one of my absolute favorite writers, recently appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball, along...
December 23, 2013
What Do You Think Happened to This Young Mormon After He Came Out of the Closet?
Jamison Manwaring got to the point where he couldn't keep lying about who he is....
December 17, 2013
Seminary-Educated Southern Baptist Speaks Out Against Faith
Christian Nightmares has a fascinating interview with Larry Pate, a gay, former Southern Baptist preacher...
November 10, 2013
Walking Away from the Holy Mountain
This is a guest post written by James Mulholland. He is the author of several...
October 31, 2013
Atheist at Brigham Young University Leaves School and Submits Resignation Letter to Church
Earlier this month, Curtis Penfold was a student at Brigham Young University hiding his doubts...
October 21, 2013
Ask Richard: Newly Out as Gay and Atheist, Treated Hatefully by Uncle
Dear Richard, I recently came out to my family and friends as gay and atheist....
October 19, 2013
A Blogging Network for Ex-Muslims
Here's some exciting news: The Ex-Muslims of North America -- yep, they exist -- have...
October 15, 2013
The Redemption (and Apostasy) of a Devout Jehovah’s Witness
James Zimmerman grew up as the kind of Jehovah's Witness who might have knocked on...
September 23, 2013
Southern California Atheist Group Helps to Clean Up a Riverbed
The Santa Clara River is the largest river system in southern California that is still...
September 09, 2013
Ask Richard: A Follow-Up Letter from a Teenage Atheist Four Years Later
Dear Richard, I wrote to you back in 2009 when I was in the 8th...
August 31, 2013
An Example of Apologetics Leading to Nonbelief
It sometimes surprises me that more folks who study religion full time don’t become atheists....
August 31, 2013
South Jersey Clergy: Township Council Should ‘Muscle Up’ with More Sectarian Prayers
It’s possible that once the township council of Galloway, NJ (my hometown) had unanimously voted...
August 13, 2013
CountMeOut.ie, a Website That Showed Irish Catholics How to Formally Leave the Church, to Shut Down
In 2009, Cormac Flynn, Paul Dunbar and Gráinne O'Sullivan began a website called CountMeOut.ie which...
August 12, 2013
Ask Richard: How Was Church on Sunday, Richard?
I went to church yesterday. Don’t worry, I’m still your friendly neighborhood atheist, and “neighborhood”...
July 17, 2013
An Ex-Muslim Writes About What Must Change in the Middle East
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about "Marwa," an ex-Muslim woman from Lebanon, who...
July 15, 2013
The Atheist Daughter of a Notable Christian Apologist Shares Her Story
This is a guest post by Rachael Slick. Note: A few weeks ago, The Daily...
July 08, 2013
Ask Richard: Young Atheist’s Parents Face Bigotry and Harrassment in Small Religious Town
Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, My name is...
June 28, 2013
An Exclusive Excerpt from Jerry DeWitt’s
Hope after Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey from Belief to Atheism
I've written a lot of posts about Jerry DeWitt because he's such a compelling guy:...
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