Does Your Family Read Your Blog?

True story: Last weekend, I was showing my dad a couple of the articles about the ChicagoCor Atheist Billboard. His reaction was, “Do you realize your name is now associated with atheism?!” Umm… My family knows about this website and my activism, but they don’t read it and we rarely talk about it. I can’t [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Ex-husband, Christian Ex-wife, Kids in the Middle

Hello and thank you for your time. I grew up a christian and was raised in a baptist home (yikes). I am divorced and I have two children ages 11 and 7. I have only been an atheist for 3 years. My children were exposed to christianity from birth and still attend church with their [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Coming Clean: Ethical Questions About Baptizing for Non-Religious Reasons

I received two letters from non-believers considering baptizing their kids. Both are wondering about the ethics of the issue but they are brought to the question by different motives. Dear Richard, I was raised Catholic, but have not been religious for most of my life. I was fortunate to have very good parents who were [Read More...]

Atheists March in Poland

Today is the day that hundreds of atheists in Poland are staging a coming out march: What is the significance of this march? “We want to show that there are non-believers living in Poland,” Ewelina Podsiad, the chief organiser of the march, told the Krakow Post. According to the MAiA website, the non-theist minority needs [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Should I “Come Out” as an Atheist in my College Application Essay?

Dear Richard, I am a senior in high school and I am preparing to start the college admissions process. A few of the colleges that I am planning on applying to use the Common Application. The essay for the Common App is open-ended and can be written on any topic of choice. I am contemplating [Read More...]


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