Ask Richard: Should I Accept a Scholarship from My Mother’s Church?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am an atheist and I attend a state funded university. My family is not poor, nor are we rich, we are just in the middle. My mom has inherited too much money for us to qualify for any financial aid or scholarships. [Read More...]

Ask Richard: I Came Out as Gay, But I’m Afraid to Come Out as an Atheist

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I’m a 25 year old gay male atheist. I’ve been an atheist for quite a while despite being raised as a church attending Christian. I grew up in a mostly liberal Methodist church where my family (myself included) is very active and involved. [Read More...]

From Pastor to Apostate

A reader shares this story of a former friend and pastor: When I was a young teenager I followed a boy I had a crush on to his church youth group. I went for less than a school year. At first it was all about impressing the boy, then when I learned what they truly [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Am I a Hypocrite in a Group of Christian Mothers?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi, I am a mother of two preschoolers. I am an Atheist. Those two things often isolate me on their own, but together, I often feel completely alone. To make my isolation worse, we recently moved to a new place, with no friends or family [Read More...]

Becoming an Atheist at a Christian University

David Manes is currently a law student in Pittsburgh. He graduated from a Christian college. He was a Christian when he went in but very different when he came out… I have a bit part in the story, but even without that, I think it’s a really inspirational post. Reading it, I was reminded of [Read More...]


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