Ask Richard: Atheist 8th Grader Wants to Confide to Someone in the Family

Update: The letter writer has written a follow-up letter four years later. Dear Richard, I’m in 8th grade and have been “officially” Atheist since the beginning of 7th grade. I think I’ve been subconsciously Atheist since about third grade, though. It was then that I started thinking “How do I know this is true and [Read More...]

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...]


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