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Parenting My Atheist Sons

A mother raises her children to do what is right . . . and that's what truly matters in the end. Read More

Really?

What's wrong with being an agnostic or atheist?
Religion doesn't have ownership of morality.
I wish we were all beyond this.

Religion...

Religion + Ph.D. = /sigh

thanks!!

made me laugh-thank you!!

Disgard Excess Baggage

Religosity is useless excess baggage. It has nothing to
do with a relationship with a vital living God.
It is a human invention. "God," seems like too big a
proposition to approach, so man invents a religious
framework that he worships in place of God.
But God IS real.
The best way to approch God is to worship Him through His
Son Jesus Christ.
But we don't worship our IDEAS about Jesus. We directly
worship Jesus and take Him into our hearts.

god is in our hearts

yes its true god should be directly into our heart and souls and

we should fallow their teachings and implement them into our lives

but religion cant be taken for grant age any way.

Thank you!

Wonderful article! Thank you unfortunately my mother does not think this way. She has been living in fear that I will die in hell for more than 10 years. She is always looking for an opportunity to convert me back. Yet I am a moral ethical person who gives time and money to charity oh and I save lives for a living. But in her eyes he'll is in my future!

Made me laugh out loud

There's never been much religion around me, yet there is very little violence.

I see religion from the opposite perspective: How can you do good if you have to follow rules set by other people without listening to your conscious and adapting to each situation? It seems to me that people applying what they were taught without discernment, without evaluating the context, is the cause of many problems in our world.

I wonder where the idea of not having been taught a story about a white man with a white beard in the sky who can send you to burn is supposed to make you evil. Do you have to be scared do act friendly?

If I do this, others will be happy is a good enough reason for me. It just fills me with joy.

free will

every body has a right to live with a free will ,combining violence

with religion is stupid.

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Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, is a licensed counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University.
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