Being An Atheist

I've thought about this post for well over a week. I had a quite disappointing and painful experience with someone, who basically told me that I was a bad person because I didn't believe in the Christian god. First I just brushed it off, but soon I noticed that I actually did hurt. ...more

Celebrating Atheist Easter

Yes, I'm not only a fan of the winter solstice or Yule celebration, but also love Easter. No, I am not talking about the barbarical celebration of a poor fellow being nailed to a cross, falls into coma and somehow lives to tell about it. I am talking about the spring celebration that's happening between the end of March and mid-April. ...more

Dear Kindergarten... Stay Out Of Our Business!!!

I have a problem with Lily's kindergarten; mostly her teachers, and the state government's kindergarten education curriculum, which states that "religion is to be treated equal to other educational goals", according to the principal, an appointment to discuss our grievance a couple of weeks ago. ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS?????? ...more

When Your Child Is An Atheist

My twelve year old boy is an atheist.He's been a self-proclaimed atheist since he was about seven.The kid believed in Santa Clause, but I guess God was just too unrealistic. I'm assuming his faith in Santa stemmed from the fact that he received presents from a fat guy with a white beard -- and not from a guy with a white beard sitting on a throne in the clouds....more

A Church That Welcomes Atheists

Raised Catholic but now without faith, Marcy still missed the community feeling of spiritual worship. Much to her surprise, she found exactly what she was looking for:As someone who has lost her religion, I still seek the community that a church can provide. Over the past few years, I have occasionally attended church services, but I’ve been an imposter....more
i've been to UU services. they are not. i like the openess of belief or not to believe.more

My Journey

Growing up, I was raised in a Christian family. We did not go to church much and I hated going when we did. I was raised to believe in Jesus because “that is just how it is supposed to be.” Easter used to scare me because I just knew that someone died and came back to life–that only happened in horror movies!...more

Why Love And Respect Don't Have to Equal God

"Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves...I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself....more

Magic Oil and the Birth of Jesus

On Monday evening, I covered my daughter with a fuzzy blue blanket, gave her a big hug and kiss and said goodnight. This is part one of a bedtime ritual that often includes being called back at least twice for extra hugs, a redo on the covers, a random thought, or sometimes "Mommy I had a bad dream." (Maya does not seem to know the difference between an actual dream and a scary thought she has while lying awake in her bed....more

On Faith

A few years ago, when we still lived on the east coast, Matt and I drove to Prince Edward Island for a long weekend. We booked a room in what was maybe the coziest bed and breakfast of all time, and in spite of the raw, grey November weather we were ridiculously excited by the chance to explore and get lost in a city that wasn’t our own....more
@Helen Holshouser Yeah, I am probably closer to being agnostic. I'm also interested to see what ...more