How Did You Come Out as an Atheist?

Reader Brian was in the middle of a mission trip five years ago when he realized he was an atheist. Since he had no other way to tell the people close to him what was really on his mind, he sent them an email. Was it the best way to come out? Who knows. But [Read More…]

Ask Richard: New Unbeliever Distracted by Anger Toward Preacher

Dear Mr. Richard, How are you? After reading your posts on Friendly Atheist I decided to contact you with a problem of my own. First a little history leading up to my dilemma. It has been a long, hard slog to were I am at now. I started as a somewhat skeptical, but otherwise convinced, [Read More…]

Talk to an Atheist Now!

Here’s a nice service for anyone who has sincere questions about atheism or how to get through the day without a god — a site called With one click… you can get started. Just give us some basic information, before you know it, you’ll be connected with an atheist that can answer any questions [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Should We Deceive Our Aging Religious Grandmother?

Hi Richard, My wife and I are both atheists. I’ve been open about it since my very early teens, but prior to meeting me a little over four years ago, my wife “Annie” had generally lived her life not thinking too much about religion. She didn’t buy the stories, but went along with her family, [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Parents Rendered Deaf by the Word “Atheist”

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m 18 years old, and have been an atheist since I was about 13, although back then I certainly wasn’t the confident, unashamed non-believer that I am today. I am fortunate enough to have been raised in a very liberal and open-minded household; [Read More…]