I know this sounds different, however, learned dependence does no one any good. Of course the very young need supervision, but not to be trained as one would train a dog or a seal. We don't want to raise children, we raise adults. I think we all know adults who never could catch on to the trick of growing into adults.
Steph, I didn't realize that either. I was kind of like a goldfish swimming round and round in a fish bowl, not recognizing water. I swam in the bowl of religion and didn't recognize it's limitations placed upon me until I became aware. That fish has no such opportunity.
Joan that is exactly what happened to me. I did not recognize religions' true harm until I was out of it and looking at it from "outside the box".
Steph, We are legion!
Yes, we are legion and I actually new the definition of the word without the Webster link. But I do appreciate the link because I love looking up words. Sometimes ones I already know.
We are ALL BORN ATHEISTS ... so modeling religious belief as a learned dependence is a perfectly valid supposition.
Loren and Davey, I absolutely agree with you 100%, modeling racial bias is a leaned behavior as well, babies aren't born believers and practitioners.
That is very correct Loren. We are born Atheist and then indoctrinated unfortunately.