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The Atheist in Love: Chapter Three

This week’s question: How would you handle raising children with a religious spouse? I have often contemplated my future life as a father. To have a son would be both awesome and fucking terrifying ...
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The Atheist in Love, Chapter Two:

This week’s question: Is it better to have love and lost than to have never loved at all?   Perhaps “love” isn’t the right word. In any case, the closing of an intimate relationship is so...
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The Atheist in Love

This week’s question: Could you ever date/fall in love with/marry someone of religious faith?   Romantic relationships that cross religious boundaries are a very deep and complicated topic, and...
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If Not Adam and Eve, Who Were the First Humans to Conceive?

This Week’s Question: If not Adam and Eve, who were the first humans to conceive?   This question doesn’t really seem relevant to our readership, as I doubt most of the people interested are ...
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Atheists Acknowledge Ambiguity, Bid Adieu

“Ask an Atheist” is built on a dialogue with the community, and its greatest strength is the back-and-forth dialogue that the Nexus so generously facilitates. As a part of that process, in a recen...
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Atheists Harp on Christianity in Effort to Tackle Ignorance

This week’s question: “Why do you guys single out Christianity?”   As far as I know, the arguments presented in this column only go after the most basic understanding of what God is suppose...
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Atheism Does Not Always Rhyme With Angst

This week’s question: “Why are atheists so antagonistic/insulting? Wouldn’t they catch more flies with honey than vinegar?”
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Acknowledging Spiritual Hierarchy Irrelevant to an Individual’s Value

This week’s question: Without religious faith of any kind, how can you say you’re as good a person as someone who truly believes in something greater than themselves?
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Existence of Evil Contradicts Ominipotence of God

This week’s question: “The existence of suffering is often pointed to as a argument against the presence of a loving god, but how can one have a world in which humans are free without some of thos...
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Nonbelievers Find Fulfillment and Beauty In a World Without Purpose

This week’s question: “Doesn’t atheism lead to a belief that nothing has any meaning?”
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Skeptics Do Not Require Theological Knowledge to Judge Faith Claims

This week’s question: “Why let atheists talk about theology? That’s like letting English majors criticize quantum mechanics!”
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Would You Rather Eat Your Best Friend or Man’s Best Friend?

This week’s question: “If you do not believe in the eternal human soul, why do you think it is okay to eat animals but not humans?”
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Is Religion Just an Identifying Label or a Way of Life?

This week’s question: “What do you think about people who call themselves religious but never actually attend religious services or follow the rules of their religion? ”
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Retelling the Creation Story Without the Creator

This week’s question: “How do you explain the overwhelmingly unlikely coincidence of the earth being a perfect fit for life?”
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The Beauty of Imperfect, Natural Love

This week’s question: “What do atheists think love is?”
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