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...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Having Romantic Feelings Toward a Catholic Friend

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. From what I’ve read, you typically give advice concerning family and jobs, rather than matters of the heart. I sincerely hope that you can help me resolve this problem. I’m a young female college student, and I consider myself an anti-theist atheist. I’ve [Read More...]

Ask Richard: I Want to Officially Leave the Catholic Church

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, I was baptized Catholic when I was a baby, so obviously I had no say in the matter. As a non-believing adult, I want to remove myself from the central [Read More...]


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