De Facto Discrimination Against Atheists

Now I understand why I don’t have a wife (PDF): In contrast to the high rates of acceptance of marriage to those of a different racial or ethnic group, the majority of Americans affiliated with a religion would have a difficult time with a family member’s decision to marry someone who does not believe in [Read More...]

How Much Am I Worth to You…?

Skepchicamp organizers flatter me so. They’re auctioning me off to the highest bidder. But I’m not going to church this time. The winner and I are just going on a date. Churches once bid on eBay for the chance to have Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, attend one of their services. Now you can bid [Read More...]

The Fall of Religious Marriage?

There’s an article in The Canberra Times (in Australia) about how there were fewer marriages this year — and it’s in part because of the connection to religion. Civil celebrant Judy Aulich conducted 96, or more than 6 per cent, of Canberra marriages this year. She said most couples she married had lived together beforehand [Read More...]

How Was Your Dating Life Different When You Were Religious?

Laura, the Redheaded Skeptic, used to be a fundamentalist Christian and a pastor’s wife before becoming an atheist. On her excellent site, she talks about the first journal entry she wrote after meeting the man who would later become her pastor husband (whom she has since left). Specifically, she mentions a list of goals she [Read More...]

Addressing Myths About Polyamory

Our Forum admin JulietEcho has a wonderful piece up at Daylight Atheism where she responds to common myths about polyamory. Here’s a brief excerpt: When it comes right down to it, perhaps the biggest unspoken reason people have for objecting to (or being offended by) polyamory is fear. It’s common for monogamous people to fear [Read More...]


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