Ask Richard: Atheist Veterinary Worker Feels Awkward With Religious Pet Owners’ Questions

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I work in the animal health field in a large, progressive city so I don’t often get faced with situations like these, but when I do I’m never sure how to respond. Once upon a time I was a theist, but that way [Read More...]

Foxhole Atheist Murder Mystery

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that a former soldier was killed because he was atheist. The soldier had a troubled past; apparently, he was reported missing from Ft Sill in December of 2005. It is unclear if this was a violation of his enlistment. Brittany Green allegedly told authorities that her brother [Justin Green] said [Read More...]

I Hope I Never Have to Attend a Catholic Funeral

There was a story the other day of a Catholic priest ruining a funeral because it was more important to him that Catholic tradition be preserved and a lesbian family member get denied communion than it was to have a service the family would have appreciated. I didn’t realize Catholics have a habit of making [Read More...]

What Happens After You Die?

These beliefs make as much sense as all the religious ones: (via SMBC Theater — Thanks to Paul for the link!) [Read more...]

Don’t Blame the Priest for Acting Catholic

Loetta Johnson died recently and, at her funeral, her daughter Barbara Johnson went up to receive communion from Rev. Marcel Guarnizo. What happened next made national news: The priest refused Johnson, who is gay, the sacramental bread and wine. “He covered the bowl with the Eucharist with his hand and looked at me, and said [Read More...]


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