Parents raising their children without religion are doing a better job

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Parents raising their children without religion are doing a better job

 An article at Jezebel talks about how godless parents are raising children better.

Unlike the claims of brainwashed religious folks it turns out that "Far from being dysfunctional, nihilistic and rudderless without the security and rectitude of religion, secular households provide a sound and solid foundation for children, according to Vern Bengston, a USC professor of gerontology and sociology."  

As a result of a life full of researched beliefs and not blind adherence atheists are more likely to have coherent ethical principles than religious counterparts.  The vast majority live "goal-filled lives charecterized by moral direction and sense of life having a purpose.... Chief among those: rational problem solving, personal autonomy, independence of thought, avoidance of corporal punishment, a spirit of "questioning everything" and, far above all, empathy."

:High five: atheist parents!

 

 

 

h/t Amanda Bloom

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 I've always known I was a

 I've always known I was a great parent and this just gives me ammo the next time I get in to a discussion about family values.


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 I've always known I would

 I've always known I would be a terrible parent, hence why I am not one. 


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Beyond Saving wrote: I've

Beyond Saving wrote:

 I've always known I would be a terrible parent, hence why I am not one. 

I imagine you could have been a good parent. 


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