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The atheist mother and author…

May 24, 2011

Jayanti Tamm has just published an editorial in the Huffington Post in which she asks why raising children without religion is still taboo. She argues that membership in any particular faith group serves to create in-group and out-groups that can be divisive, and that one can raise moral and ethical children without religion.

Society needs to understand that without imposing religion upon our young, we can raise a morally and ethically responsible generation. Being raised without religion does not mean that one is being raised without the foundation to live a deep and morally rich life. Morality and ethics—the simple beauty of being good to others and living a peaceful life—are not exclusive products of religion. They are elementary and fundamental. They are arguably, in our genetics, something magical and wonderful that we all inherit.

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