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...]

Jazz Bassist Ben Allison Outs Himself As an Atheist

Ben Allison is a jazz bassist whose ninth album, Think Free, will be released in a couple weeks. What’s the deal with the album’s name? Allison explains: This is my “coming out” album. I’ve been living with a secret for quite a while. It’s something that most of my friends know about me but I’ve [Read More...]

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...]


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