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Can kids be good without God? Might they actually be better? A professor says yes
Can kids be good without God? Might they actually be better? A professor says yes

Cheer up, secular parents: Despite the benefits often associated with being religious -- comfort in knowing there's an afterlife, easily accessible communities that can quickly come to our aid and more -- you can (and many of you do) raise smart, well-adjusted, moral children who contribute to society. The was the message conveyed Wednesday by Pitzer College sociologist Phil Zuckerman, who stopped by The Times' headquarters to discuss with Patt Morrison his Jan. 14 Times Op-Ed article, "How secular family values stack up." That article, which cited research showing that secular children go on to exhibit positive behaviors and commit less crime than those who...

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