For atheists, raising children without religion sounds pretty easy… unless you live in a tiny rural-suburban village with more church pews than people.
Chris Johnson has brought his book and documentary to over 100 cities. Here are his feelings about the project and one of his subjects leaving atheism.
The truth is that I’m nothing less than profoundly grateful. What’s more is that mine is a gratitude I could never have arrived at if I thought earthly life was just the lesser part of our experience.
In the United States we enjoy the “freedom of religion.” This freedom to believe whatever one wants to about divine beings, or to not believe …
Our judicial laws are separate from biblical and religious laws for good reason.
Shanon and I like to talk in public about the things we do, the same as anyone else… We try to be as open about it as anyone else is about their faith/church life.
Our kids are encouraged positively. There is no higher power we use to scare them into submission. When they go to bed at night, they don’t worry about someone watching them and silently judging them.
There’s no doubt in my mind that many an ultraconservative is merely exploiting the extreme positions of their base. But without getting into how often members of our “leadership” crack a hymnal, let’s look at the bigger picture.
The fact is I do have respect for people who believe in a god, despite disagreeing with them. I would just like them to consider other viewpoints in return, as we atheists are constantly having to consider theirs.
Will it be as many have imagined it, or is it all in our minds? These are the questions Morgan sets out to answer in this week’s episode.