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…]

Ask Richard: A Young Woman, a Muslim Boyfriend, and Two Hysterical Parents

Dahlia wrote a long and eloquent letter which I have edited and paraphrased for space reasons. For greater anonymity, I have changed her name. Dear Richard, I’m an 18 year old girl from Sweden and I’m in my last year in high school. I’m not really an atheist myself, but I have read Friendly Atheist [Read More…]

Valentine Day Tim Minchin

by Jesse Galef – In honor of the impending Valentine’s day and for a fun way to end your workweek, I thought I’d put up this clip of Tim Minchin‘s song “If I Didn’t Have You.”  He addresses love and fate in his typical form: Normally I would type up some lyrics, but I think [Read More…]