Ask Richard: A Young Atheist, a Baha’i Egyptian Girl, and Her Father

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, I have been seeing an Egyptian girl of the Baha’i faith for about one year. It has gotten serious enough that she decided to tell her father that she was [Read More...]

A Terrific Gay Wedding Announcement

I love an engaged lesbian couple with a sense of humor: Is there anything that’s equally funny that you could use when two atheists get married? (via Joe. My. God.) [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Skeptical Guy with a Credulous Girlfriend

Dear Richard, I am an atheist, yes, and like many other readers of this blog, I also identify myself as a skeptic. This is a new point of view — or way of life — to my now girlfriend of one year. We have had emotional discussions about religion and God on one or two [Read More...]

If You’ve Ever Kissed Someone…

… then, according to this old Christian TV show, you’re just heading down the path of destruction: You *know* that dad is the kind of person who takes his daughter to Purity Balls… a bit creepy, no? I agree with the commenter who writes: Skip ahead to the sequel where he’s a bad kisser and [Read More...]

What’s Wrong with Premarital Sex?

(Hemant’s note: This is a guest post by JulietEcho. She is the admin on our Friendly Atheist forum and is currently applying to law schools. She has previously written about polyamory both here and on Daylight Atheism.) … I grew up with the understanding that all things sexual were meant only for married couples. You [Read More...]