I appreciate your concern that because my son hasn’t been christened he won’t go to heaven if he dies. That’s kind of you, but I don’t believe in heaven, so I am not that bothered.
I appreciate your concern that my son won’t belong to a community because he doesn’t go to Church. Except he will be part of a community because he goes to nursery and Rhyme Time and soft play and he will go to school and activity clubs. I think he will be okay.
I appreciate your concern that my son will not have a moral compass to guide him through life because he is not Christian. I think he will have a moral compass though; it will be his own moral compass, inside him, that he will be responsible for recalibrating and challenging. My son’s moral compass won’t be a broken compass forced upon him by religion.
I appreciate your concern for my son who was conceived and born out of wedlock and will be raised by separated parents. I think he will be okay though because he now has the chance to be raised by happy parents.
I appreciate your concern that my son will be selfish because morals come from religion…and my son doesn’t have one. But you’re wrong. You are wrong. Current Biology says you are wrong. Research published in Current Biology suggests that children from religious households are less generous and more selfish than children from a secular background.
Horrah for new research published in Current Biology!
Please stop thrusting your religion on to me and on to my son.