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Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« on: February 07, 2015, 04:16:33 PM »
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Bengston has supervised a 40-year study of religion and family life across generations—the largest ever coordinated—called the Longitudinal Study of Generations. He recently added atheist or agnostic families to the mix alongside the rise in their self-reported numbers. And rather than discovering families unbound by the glue of God, performing nightly Satanic rituals in lieu of a nutritious dinner, he found… functional families with actual ethics and values and shit.

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 04:21:58 PM »
Are you really going to trust an atheist on this? They worship Satan, you know. &)
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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 05:44:18 PM »
I could have told them that a long time ago.  Minds that are not warped with religion always have a leg up.
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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 06:46:33 PM »
As I recall, the divorce rate is slightly lower among atheists compared to theists. 

Wonder if this is being discussed in theist circles? 

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 07:36:35 PM »
As I recall, the divorce rate is slightly lower among atheists compared to theists. 

Theists are the ones most likely to have arranged (read: forced) marriages, so it's no surprise.

Wonder if this is being discussed in theist circles? 

lol, u so funny.

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 08:10:41 PM »
Posted the article on my Facebook page.  Will keep you informed if there is any response.

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 08:35:26 PM »
As I recall, the divorce rate is slightly lower among atheists compared to theists. 

Wonder if this is being discussed in theist circles? 

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Theists are more likely to get married younger (and teenage marriages are notoriously unstable), for unrealistic reasons (to get away from home, to have sex, to feel like a grownup) and to expect supernatural intervention/prayer to solve their marital problems.

You would think that marriages presided over by the most powerful being in the universe would have more staying power than marriages based only on love, common sense and human commitment.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 08:54:07 PM »
I seem to recall hearing about a study on Christian divorce rates being done by one or more Christian groups and that they were appalled at the fact that the Christian divorce rate was higher than non-Christians or something to that effect. Apparently they started up some new counseling ministries to try to slow the divorce rate, but I don't know how well it has worked.
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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 07:22:30 AM »
1st of all I don't believe those facts.  2nd, those kids should be taken away from those godless parents.  They need some God whipped into them.
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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 11:44:14 AM »
^^^Yep. What are "facts" anyway? Silly stuff that can be "proven" or "documented" with so-called "facts" as opposed to practices based firmly on hard-core feelings, imagination and wishful thinking. And writings from thousands of years ago.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 12:06:05 PM »
1st of all I don't believe those facts.  2nd, those kids should be taken away from those godless parents.  They need some God whipped into them.
Fortunately, the law works in exactly that way: https://atheistsoundingboard.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/can-agnostics-and-atheists-can-lose-custody-of-their-children-for-lack-of-belief/

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 07:10:32 PM »
^^ Definitely something to remember when theists complain that they are being persecuted and that atheists have it easy.
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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 09:41:11 PM »
Gee I wonder how they did this study.  Did they just take out their magic racism rulers to measure how racist a person was?  Or maybe they went up to every person and asked "Do you believe black people are inherently inferior to white people?"

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 09:27:13 AM »
Gee I wonder how they did this study. 

You probably don't need to wonder.  With a little effort you can probably find the studies.  The articles have links in them.  Some go to other articles.  At least one goes to a study by Duke University. 

Or was that just rhetorical?  Do you really not wonder?


Did they just take out their magic racism rulers to measure how racist a person was?  Or maybe they went up to every person and asked "Do you believe black people are inherently inferior to white people?"

Yes, I am sure that is how they did it.  Sociologists have many different kinds of magic rulers to measure many different things.

In more than one of your posts you have expressed disdain for some ideas from scientists.  Why is that?  Are you thoroughly versed in these topics?  Do you think you are so much smarter than them?  Are they stupid? Please explain why you write these snotty, dismissive posts. 

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Re: Godless Parents are Doing a Better Job
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 12:08:17 PM »
^because he's a troll.

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