Ask Richard: When Children Ask an Atheist Teacher About Her Religion

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, My wife and I are atheists, and so is my daughter. She is a graduate of a prestigious university and she is now working as a teacher. I think her students range from very young to pre-teen. Last night, she asked me a [Read More...]

Jewish School’s Team Chooses Sabbath Over Semifinals (UPDATE)

The Robert M. Beren Academy is an Orthodox Jewish school in Houston, TX. Its men’s basketball team, the Beren Academy Stars, qualified for the Division 2A state championship tournament – but, since the games fall during the Jewish Sabbath, the team has chosen to withdraw from the tournament on religious grounds. If Beren were a [Read More...]

Can We Just Eliminate Textbooks?

My high school students know that I rely very little on our textbooks. I hand them out at the beginning of the school year because I have to, but other than as a last-resort reference, most of my classes use them minimally throughout the year. Why do this? They’re boring. They can add to the [Read More...]

An Atheist in Catholic School Wants to Show That He Can Be Charitable, Too

Here’s the story of a boy named Daniel. He was born into a Catholic family. He is forced to attend Catholic School. He has come to the conclusion that he is an atheist. Hello everyone, My name is Daniel and I’m an Atheist who is forced to attend a private Catholic school. I regularly experience [Read More...]

High Schooler Writes Article About Discrimination Against Atheists; School Refuses to Publish It

Krystal Myers is exactly the kind of student you want at your high school: editor of the school paper, captain of the swim team, honors student. But based on how her administrators are treating her, it’s like they wish she didn’t attend the school at all. Why the opposition? Krystal wrote an article for the [Read More...]


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