Why Can’t This Atheist Accept Her Husband’s Loss of Faith?

There’s an article in today’s New York Times by Colleen Oakley that’s supposed to be cute and lovey-dovey… yet it made me angrier the more I read. Here’s the summary: She’s not religious. Her husband is. She never knew that until they were planning their wedding and he asked that the Lord’s Prayer be included [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Looks Into Conversion to Keep Catholic Boyfriend

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I met my boyfriend little more than a year ago. He is Catholic and I’m an atheist. I wasn’t raised in a religious household and I don’t believe in God. A couple of months ago my boyfriend and l had an argument about [Read More...]

In Scotland, Humanist Weddings Are Overtaking Religious Ones

The Registrar General for Scotland, George MacKenzie, just released a fascinating report on births, deaths, and marriages in 2011 (PDF). It turns out civil ceremonies — conducted by local government officials — made up 52% of all ceremonies last year, up from 31% in 1971. Humanist celebrants conducted 2,486 marriages last year compared to 5,557 [Read More...]

Scotland to Legalize Gay Marriage

A big congratulations goes to Scotland! If all legislation goes as planned, Scotland will be the first part of the United Kingdom to legalize same sex marriage! Yay! According to Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal and that is why we intend to proceed with plans [Read More...]

If the Internet Said So, It Must Be True

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