Archive for March 24th, 2007

How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

| March 24, 2007 | 5 Replies
How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

Ebonmuse (one of our authors, who also writes thoughtful posts at Daylight Atheism) recently interviewed Dale McGowan who has edited a book of essays on raising a child without religion.  McGowan’s book, Parenting Beyond Belief, will be released next month. Ebonmuse writes: The book features original essays by Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, Dan […]

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Does reading violent scripture make people violent?

| March 24, 2007 | 4 Replies
Does reading violent scripture make people violent?

Haven’t we heard this argument before, at least in the context of television violence?  Does exposure to violence breed violence? Many people would suggest a connection, but here’s a twist: a study that considered the effect of exposure to violent scripture. In the March 8, 2007 edition of Nature (this article is available online only to […]

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