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Sociologist Says Atheists Raise Better Kids

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Study says religion is less of a moral anchor than you'd think

In an op-ed in the LA Times, sociologist Phil Zuckerman references multiple studies between religious and non-religious families to conclude that children actually have a stronger moral foundation without being exposed to organized religion.

According to Zuckerman, children raised without religion end up just as fine, if not better off, than their church-going peers. While Atheism is seen by many as void of moral and ethical standards, Zuckerman finds that Atheist children have stronger levels of empathy and critical thinking than those coming from religious families.

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