Ask Richard: Former Catholic Wife Cannot Hide Her Atheism Any Longer

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am married to a Catholic spouse. When we were married, I was Catholic too, but became an atheist about 10 years ago. I kept my nonreligious belief to myself for fear of backlash from my husband. A couple of years ago, though, [Read More...]

Well and Truly Out: My First Public Event as an Atheist

On Saturday, February 23rd, I participated in a panel discussion titled “A Christian Response to Atheism,” arranged and hosted by the Master’s College, a Christian liberal arts college in southern California… [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Mother: My Daughter is Going to Church

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have read with great interest your advice to atheist teens coming out to their theist families, and I wonder if you have any advice to someone in the opposite situation. I am an atheist parent trying to deal with my college sophomore [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Teen Endures an Oppressive, Cultish Family

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m a 17 year old atheist who came out to his parents about 6 months ago. My parents were shocked to hear it. They didn’t know what to do. My parents are extremely fundamentalist Christians. Its more of a cultish Christianity. Women must [Read More...]

The Secular Therapist Project Reaches a Milestone: 100 Therapists

Mental disorders, emotional problems, and relationship problems are experienced by theists and atheists alike. I have received many letters to the “Ask Richard” column from atheists who have sought counseling for such difficulties, but the counselors they went to started telling them to “get right with God,” or similar religious nonsense. They had not advertised [Read More...]


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