Atheists Stage a “Coming Out” March in Poland

On October 10th, atheists and agnostics in Poland will be staging a major march. The purpose is to “come out” — to show they exist and that they exist in big numbers. The information can be found here in Polish and here in translated English. There’s also a Facebook event page, again, in Polish and [Read More...]

Ask Richard: One Spouse Became an Atheist After a Few Years of Marriage

Dear Richard, Over the last few years my beliefs have changed drastically from fundamentalist Christian (since childhood) to staunch atheist. There came a certain point in which I finally shed my fear-based beliefs and overcame my indoctrination to religion and embraced rational and free thought. It was a painful internal struggle but I felt relieved [Read More...]

Another Religion-Related Family Moment

I had to think for a moment about why this comic strip was both funny and tragic. I finally figured it out. It’s the “haha” in the second panel. That’s what gives it that special little kick. (via Comic Blasphemy) [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Paying for Religious Activities That He Doesn’t Believe In

Richard, We have a very close family friend that is like a second mother to our children. She is a devout Lutheran (Missouri Synod) and so are her children. They likely suspect I’m atheist, but we don’t ever talk about it. The only thing they know is that I don’t allow our children to attend [Read More...]

Young Atheists Are Coming Out of the Closet

There’s a great article about how young people are coming out as atheists. It’s by Kate Shellnutt and appears in the online magazine Shift. I’m mentioned in the piece and it’s one of the rare times where the details about me are actually accurate. You’d be surprised how often that doesn’t happen… Our friend Ron [Read More...]


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