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New Video! Q&A: The Secret Life Of An Atheist Revealed!

secret life of an atheist

In this video, I answer some of the questions I’ve been getting from people around the web. Check it out: The questions for this video were: 1. How did you realize you were an atheist? 2. What’s harder? Coming out as gay or coming out as an atheist? 3. Why do you make fun of […]

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Ask Mommy: Should I Tell My Ex That Our Son Is An Atheist?

Telling your ex your kid is an atheist

On this blog, I’ve been pretty repetitive about inter-faith relationships. I have said again and again that it’s easy to fall for someone with a deep faith or even someone who believes but doesn’t take it so seriously. It’s easy because there are beautiful, kind, intelligent and funny religious people out there that anyone would

Ask Mommy: What’s The Harm In Faking Theism? 

Faking faith

A couple nights ago, a really nice in-the-closet atheist sent me an email talking about why he remains in the closet. He’d read my post about Neil Tyson, and talked at length about his thoughts on what I said. He asked me many questions, but one in particular stood out because I don’t think I’ve

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10 New Questions For Atheists From A Theology Student

Answers from atheists

Every once in a while, I get a thoughtful email from a religious student asking for help with an assignment. Usually, it’s an assignment for a philosophy class, and requires points of view from various types of people, including atheists. I am always happy to oblige. This time, I got a list of questions from

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4 Questions From A Brand New Atheist


Wrestling with insomnia, I fluttered around Reddit last night. Tented by the quilt my husband’s aunt handmade for us, the dim glow of the app’s night mode lit up my face while I skimmed through r/debateandatheist. This is the subreddit where faith goes to die, where it gets cold clocked by the hammer of reason.

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Ask Mommy: My Parents Keep Asking Me To Pray, What Should I do?


Seeing someone pray, to me, can only be described as alarmingly creepy. Watching a person mouth words to something that is not there – to someone who has never believed in a god, it’s like watching an adult pull down his trousers and shit on the floor. You start in with the “Heavenly Father…” bullshit and I’m all

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The Skepticism Theists Share With Atheists – Why Don’t They See It?

Indian god

If you’ve ever been completed dumbfounded at a theist’s inability to see the parallels between their own lack of belief in all gods but theirs and an atheist’s lack of belief in all gods including theirs, you’re not alone. A Christian approaches the claim that Vishnu exists the same way us heathens look at Yahweh.

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Did Jesus Actually Exist? Why It Doesn’t Matter

Jesus in the shitter

Defying all previous trends, I got an email from a believer a couple of days ago that actually asked a decent question. It was coherent, to the point, and not at all framed in a “gotcha” sort of way. It’s not begging the question, nor erecting straw men. It’s just an honest question from someone

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Stupid Atheist Goaded Into Answering Idiotic Questions… Again

y u no reply stupid atheist?

In my long wait for a decent question from a believer, I have collected hundreds of really asinine questions. They sit, collecting on top of themselves, in my inbox, waiting for attention; waiting for an answer. Sometimes, the asker keeps emailing me, “Can’t answer my question? Stupid atheist!” “Why won’t you answer me? Afraid?” And

Ask Mommy: How Do I Deal With Religious Parental Guilt Trips?

There's a reason they call it Nice.

When I was fifteen, I traveled through Southeast Asia and the South Pacific with my parents. We spent two weeks on the Island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Our little rental bungalow was one of about a dozen encircling a pool, where all the hotel guests gathered in the evening with dinner, drinks and

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