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Atheist Kids: A Guide For Religious Parents

Atheist kid

So, your child is heathen… what a conundrum. There are so many different avenues you could take to deal with this. You could kick them out of the house until they recognize that the evidence for god is all around them. You could berate them for falling into Satan’s grasp. You could disown your child because

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Ask Mommy: Help! I Don’t Believe Anymore, But My Daughter Still Loves Church!

Child in Church

I got this question in an email recently: Here is my situation. I gave up any religious beliefs for almost a decade, during which time I married and had a child. My husband is atheist. I recently went back to Christianity for almost a year and started taking our 4 and a half year old

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Ask Mommy: My Stepson Doesn’t Believe in Evolution. What Do I Do?

Father and Stepson

I got an email the other day from @hannibaltraven whose stepson is being fed creationist BS when he’s at his Dad’s. The email read: My 9yo stepson says he doesn’t believe people evolved from monkeys. After a long sigh, I tried to educate him but I don’t think he gets it. How do I change

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Ask Mommy: How Do I Explain Christmas To My Kids?

Christmas

Adult humans do some weird things. Dragging a dead tree into our living room and throwing balls all over it is definitely one of them. It’s fun and we love it, but it’s fucking weird and you come to realize just how strange it all is when you’re asked how to explain Christmas to someone

Ask Mommy: Atheist Parents Shunning Kids For Religion?

Shunning kids for religion

The other day, one of the people I’ve connected with on Twitter emailed me the following question: My question might be strange I’m not sure but here it goes… I know A LOT of parents who are Christian and raise their children in the church (I was one of them), and there are several children

Guest Post: Yahweh: A Father’s Day Shout Out to A Terrible Parent

Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the great Dads out there today, godless and otherwise. Get out there and enjoy your babies, today! This is a guest post from Matt Berger. Matt is from Ohio, and works in the maintenance department of a factory. He’s the father of a very beautiful two year old girl, and

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Ask Mommy: Talking To Your Kid About God, Jesus, The Bible and Church

Religion and kids

I received a question from a reader recently. She asked, I have a question for any and all atheist moms. I have two children one who is at the age of asking about jesus and what he is or about the bible. My parents brainwashed me as a child and they are doing it to my

Space Cadet Senator Fighting Porn Remotely From Planet Kolob

porn under fire in Utah

The salty state is not exactly known for it’s level-headed reason and skepticism, so when this story about one man’s quest to scrub the internet of porn crystallized in Utah, I was hardly surprised. The most sexually deviant state is looking to cleanse itself – not from the image of conman worshippers or incestuous polygamists

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Atheist Life Hacks: How To Break Up With Your Boyfriend’s Mom

Gallagher Lake

I met him at school. I was pretty shy, so I didn’t really say much to him. I thought he was cute though, so every time he passed me, my heart would climb up into the back of my throat. I’d gulp and flash him some puppy dog eyes and hope he didn’t notice my

Atheist Life Hacks: How To Get Your Baby To Sleep

My happy man

My son was born in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. At the time, we lived in a small, one bedroom condo just off la Carretera Federal. It was brand new, with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The tiled floor was the brightest, shiniest white and the trim was all made of dark wood. We had