New Survey Shows That White Evangelicals Prefer Teaching Children Obedience Over Curiosity, Creativity, and Tolerance

The Pew Research Center has released a study examining how political polarization affects the values we want children to learn. For example, “consistently conservative” people believe teaching children to have religious faith is important — no surprise there:

Just to be clear, that says 59% of “consistently conservative” people find religious faith to be the most important thing you can teach a child, while 81% of them find it important, period.

But I want to draw your attention to another part of the survey: What happens when you break people down by religious beliefs? How do their priorities shift?

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That’s One Way to Make an Interfaith Marriage Work for You

The Onion wins again:



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Oklahoma Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Ten Commandments Monument

You knew there would be problems when Oklahoma state officials approved a Ten Commandments monument outside the building in 2009 and built it in 2012:

The ACLU of Oklahoma sued the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission last year saying that it was unconstitutional to have a Christian monument like this on state property:

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Should Atheists Be More Confrontational When Giving Secular Invocations at Government Meetings?

This is a guest post written by PJ Crepeau. Crepeau is a sculptor, writer, and filmmaker from Denver, Colorado. … Since Greece v. Galloway, atheists have seized the opportunity to deliver secular invocations, at least in those places where city officials have permitted the airing of a non-religious point of view. These people should be [Read More…]

What Should Atheist Parents Do if Their Child Becomes Religious?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: What should atheist parents do if their child becomes religious?:



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