Ask Richard: Should I Fake-Convert to Catholicism to Calm My Boyfriend’s Family?

“Should I break up with him to avoid the pain that may come from his family’s disapproval of me?… I fear that in the long-term, if I want to marry my boyfriend, this will upset them.”


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A Brief Encounter with a Christian Under the Stars

A young man asked me: What does seeing the beauty of the stars tell you about the universe and creation?

This is what I said to him.


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Edward Tarte, A Treasure In Our Own Backyard

There are a handful of people, some older, some younger, who just by the way they are, remind me of my best aspirations for myself, of the “me” that I’d still like to grow up to be.

Edward Tarte is one of them.


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Ask Richard: Atheist Sisters Brace For Rejection by Parents and Family

Should a young woman, whose Church of Christ preacher father looks down on her due to her acceptance of evolution, tell him she’s bisexual? (Her sister has also been treated the same way for her embrace of feminism.)

She desperately wants a relationship with him, but she also wants to be honest.


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Ask Richard: Are There Non-Religious Therapy Options for an Atheist Divorcé in the Bible Belt?

A recently divorced atheist living in the Bible Belt wants to know how to overcome depression when the only options he can find are Christian in nature. Richard Wade offers him advice without bringing God into it.


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