Ask Richard: Coming Out to Family and Friends Without Offending

Hello Richard, I am new to this, but would like to know what you think. I was raised in a Christian home, but since being an adult, I do not believe in what Christians call God. Whenever I questioned my family, they would tell me I had to get on my knees and beg God [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Surrounded by a Trio of Reproachful Believers

Dear Richard, I am now an ‘almost’ recovered former evangelical Christian. I say ‘almost’ because I am not really 100% certain that my former beliefs aren’t true but I see no evidence for them. Anyway now my wife is not happy with me and my mother wrote me a scathing letter full of Bible scriptures [Read More…]

A Beautiful Secular Wedding

A few months ago, I asked people for their secular wedding vows — what they said at their weddings that had nothing to do with anything godly — and they delivered. Steven and Rea got married back in July. Since their wedding took place after my posting, Rea promised she’d update me with information about [Read More…]

How Did Christianity Warp Your Sexuality?

William Lobdell, the author of Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace, is working on a new project and he could use your help. He is looking to hear stories from people whose “views of sexuality were warped by their Christian faith.” I’m looking for [Read More…]

Ask Richard: A Tale From China that Could Have Been From Anywhere

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard: I am an atheist Chinese teenager living in an international community in Beijing, China. I used to be a Christian until one day I realized that Christianity is just not working, and I came out easily, since China is an atheist country after [Read More…]


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