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Do you think religion not being taught in schools has helped atheism to grow?


my kids rarely talk about god or jesus and I find it kind of strange. the only reason they mention god is because their grandma will bring them to church every few months but they don't really know what it's for. I find it so refreshing and it gives me a reason to think maybe religion is going away.

 

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I know many atheists with morals who would do the right thing and many so called "Christians" who are all about "me" so I disagree with religion being the cause of declining morals. Our society has gone downhill, but it isn't due to no prayer.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    this is insulting to atheists/agnostics who are genuinely good people- Prayer and religion do not make morals. If that were the case you wouldn't hear of preachers going to prison for fraud or priests molesting kids.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    My son has been taught to love his neighbors as himself because it is the right thing to do, not to please a diety. We have separation of church and state for a reason and plenty of non-religious parents teach their kids right from wrong just fine.


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    KK Trainor 4 years ago

    Exactly! The only schools that can teach religion are private ones, and the majority of kids in America go the public school. Atheists always seem so desperate to trash religion rather than just living with their own lack of faith and being happy.

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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    I doubt that we will ever outgrow a need for religion. Scientific reason is a wonderful tool of the human mind - but there will always be things beyond its reach. I don't think religion is dying - just Christianity. I'm not religious, by the way.


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    Matthew Stolz 4 years ago

    Enlighten us. How did the world begin? Because I promise you that your beliefs on creation are challenged by other competing religions. Science examines evidence to draw its conclusions, not stories written down a few millenia ago by the superstious.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    I agreed with your first comment, but Christianity not allowed? My son is brow beat constantly by evangelical kids in the public school. They ask his religion he tells them none and they pick on him mercilessly - not very Christ like.


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    Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago

    You are right of course. But if it's entirely 'people are people' and it's all down to the individual's choice, why do different cultures have such widely differing values and ways of behaving toward others? Where do values come from?


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