Ask Richard: Atheist Having Romantic Feelings Toward a Catholic Friend

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. From what I’ve read, you typically give advice concerning family and jobs, rather than matters of the heart. I sincerely hope that you can help me resolve this problem. I’m a young female college student, and I consider myself an anti-theist atheist. I’ve [Read More...]


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Secular Coalition for America Receives Major Gift

You hear about major, organization-changing donations — over $100,000 in my mind — in the religious world all the time. But it’s not as common in the atheist world. The largest amount I’ve ever seen given to a nontheist group is philanthropist Lou Appignani‘s $1,000,000 matching offer to the American Humanist Association in 2008. If [Read More...]


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Happy Darwin Day!

In honor of Charles Darwin‘s 201st birthday today, Diana Glennie of the McMaster Association of Secular Humanists (MASH) in Ontario made a wonderful cake: You’ll want to zoom in on that at her site. It looks even more delicious in higher resolution [Read more...]


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How Prayers Are Answered

The Onion explains: … Marvin Pewter, 45, was able to refinance his house after a radio station in Sioux Falls, SD played the favorite song of a local data-entry worker who, quietly singing along to the tune in her office, became distracted and missed a keystroke that eventually resulted in Pewter’s credit rating increasing by [Read More...]


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Muslim Countries Want Their Women to be Educated

Contrary to what you might expect after reading about honor killings and the mostly male-run societies, predominantly Muslim countries support equal education for women. This is according to The Pew Global Attitudes Project (PDF): Charles McAlpin summarizes the results: In a positive sign for women’s rights globally, overwhelming majorities in all nine countries said they [Read More...]


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