Ask Richard: Call-Out: Atheist Needs a Forum Specifically for Ex-Catholics

Hi Richard; I recently decided that it was okay to share with people that I’m just not that into church. I was raised Irish Catholic and it’s going to take a few more years of therapy to undo all the bullshit that goes along with that. I haven’t come out to my family because there [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Should I Count Myself Lucky?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am not asking for advice but being simply curious if I should count my self lucky. Up until the age of 10 my family attended our Episcopal church every Sunday without fail, something I had always hated. At this point I still [Read More…]

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…]