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Make life better for non-religious people in the US

I want to become a regular donor to an organization that is working to make being nonreligious more acceptable in society. Can you suggest one? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Aug 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Books about "maybe there is a God" for an agnostic with some doubts.

I have read a lot of the – for lack of a better word – anti-religion Books. The God Delusion by Dawkins, Hitchens’s God is Not Great and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. Sam Harris’s The End of Faith and Letters to a Christian Nation, among quite a few others. Those books made a lot of sense to me. Most (if not all) of my friends and colleagues are either agnostics or atheists. [more inside]
posted by Lescha on Jun 14, 2013 - 41 answers

Pick a god, any god

Why is it that many devout religious people are tolerant of other faiths that completely contradict their own, but fear and mistrust atheists? [more inside]
posted by vogon_poet on Aug 7, 2012 - 57 answers

Looking for non-religious volunteer work in the Pittsburgh area

What kinds of volunteer work could I do that might give opportunities to get to know others, particularly in the Pittsburgh area? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Jun 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Alternative to God?

What if you don't believe in God anymore? What then? [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on May 6, 2012 - 63 answers

church for an agnostic

What denomination or popular church is best fitted for my agnostic views in pasadena, ca? [more inside]
posted by digdan on Jun 9, 2011 - 18 answers

How to say "I'm praying for you" when, well, I'm not.

Prayer alternatives. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Apr 15, 2011 - 34 answers

interfaith for the faithful and faithless

Are there any organizations, non-profits, etc. that support or encourage building relationships and positive dialogue between atheists/agnostics and various religious groups? Like interfaith organizations, but including the faithless.
posted by raztaj on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Non-Religious Monastery-Like Living?

Are there monastic type orders that are not affiliated with religions? [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on Oct 13, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me deal with this totally religious state!

How do I get used to living in a state where religion plays a huge role in seemingly everything? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Sep 30, 2010 - 75 answers

good -> heaven, bad -> hell

Agnostic Quote Filter: I'm trying to find the exact quotation and its author... Something to the effect that man knows good and invents heaven, he knows bad/evil and invents hell. He knows some earthly and pathetic manifestation of a feeling/emotion/sentiment and creates extremes like heaven and hell from it. [more inside]
posted by ReWayne on Sep 7, 2010 - 2 answers

How does an agnostic write an encouraging note to a religious relative?

How does an agnostic write an encouraging note to a religious relative? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 - 22 answers

Suggest some great films with an atheist, agnostic or secular connection

I'm in search of suggestions for films which would interest an audience of atheists, agnostics, and secularists. [more inside]
posted by larkery on Jan 11, 2010 - 36 answers

How to reveal my (lack of) faith to my fundamentalist Christian Parents?

I have been struggling for several years how to reconcile Christianity, especially the sect in which I was raised, with the analytic portion of my mind. I realize that I can't. Now the question is, how to broach the subject with my fundamentalist parents, who I am dependent on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 42 answers

Advice for a non-believer interested in dating a woman with a solid christian background?

I am quite taken by a very quality woman - one catch.. she has a degree in theology and is saving herself for marrage. It's early to tell, but let's say she's the one for me.. is there even hope? Advice from people in inter-faith relationships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 41 answers

Above us, only sky...

Someone close to me recently passed away. For the most part I'm okay, but what stops me in my tracks is the idea that there may not be an afterlife. How do I come to terms with this? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Mar 3, 2009 - 41 answers

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Do atheists and agnostics put up Christmas trees? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Dec 7, 2008 - 78 answers

Help me become the best atheist chaplain I can be.

Help me become the best atheist chaplain I can be. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Sep 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Stuck between Rev and a hard place

Again, my childhood reverend is trying to convince me to be religious. How do I deal with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2008 - 34 answers

How can this pilgrim acquire faith?

Please help this petty agnostic acquire faith in a higher power. [more inside]
posted by mr_book on Feb 10, 2008 - 71 answers

Worry about tomorrow today, or tomorrow?

Relationshipfilter: I'm agnostic. She's Christian. We've been dating for four months. We fit eachother well and are very happy together, but of course clash over our deeply-held ideologies. Should we worry about the ideological clashes now, or be happy with eachother now and worry about how to raise the kids if/when we have kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2007 - 76 answers

Cream and sugar, hold the Jesus please

Advice for an agnostic amongst Evangelical Lutherans... [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Jul 29, 2006 - 30 answers

american atheist or agnostic

Please it's not a debate about if its right or wrong to be godless ! [more inside]
posted by luis huiton on May 6, 2006 - 66 answers

Oh, Jesus F-ing Christ.

How do I have the conversation with my dad that my belief in God is not the same as his? [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Sep 26, 2005 - 36 answers

Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic?

Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic? Well, with the question out of the way, here's some background. I'm 27 and I grew up Catholic. My parents are in their upper-50s and they're not the bible-beating type but they do go to church a few times a month. [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Apr 10, 2005 - 26 answers

Finding a wedding officiant

Process for finding a wedding officiant? [more] [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Nov 11, 2004 - 12 answers

What do agnostic people think about the afterlife?

Being agnostic, what are some people's thoughts regarding life after death. Where to people go, spiritually or otherwise, after they die? More inside... [more inside]
posted by grefo on Jan 30, 2004 - 21 answers

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