Originally Posted by Chiefwoohaw
Could be but regardless does it help develop a moral compass? Seems we lack one for the most part in America.
I don't think it's religion or lack thereof that has skewed the nation's moral compass. It's the 'succeed at any cost', me first attitude that has been creeping in with the last two generations. People who grew up with nothing and made sure their kids got everything 'so they could have a happy childhood', and then when those kids started having kids they had no idea how to say 'no' because no one ever told them no.
I know people who raised their children in very religious homes that the kids still turned out to be shitheads, and atheist, or at the least non active believers who raised well adjusted, polite children- as well as the opposites in both cases. The variable is the parenting, not religion.