Monday, December 05, 2011

Atheists Are Taking Their Children to Church

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Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund's findings were published in the December issue of Scientific Study of Religion.

She found 17% of atheist professors with children reported attending more than one religious service in the past year.

Their reasons for attending are interesting.

Associated Press reported this past Friday that, "The study's principal investigator, Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, says that while some atheist academics attended religious services to please their spouses, others were seeking the company of fellow parents or wanted to expose their children to a moral environment. She says some atheist scientists simply wanted their children to learn about religion so they could make up their own minds."

I found it interesting that in seeking a moral environment, they chose church.

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