Religious Families Raise Better Children

Religious Families Raise Better Children

There are 19 comments on the WebWire story from Jul 28, 2010, titled Religious Families Raise Better Children. In it, WebWire reports that:

Children with religious parents are better behaved and appear happier than children raised by secular parents, a study from Mississippi State University reports.

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Southview, PA

#1 Aug 1, 2010
I'd say Mississippi State needs to increase the sample sizes of their studies.


#2 Aug 1, 2010
I have to wonder what CHURCH sponsored this so-called "study." Catholic, LDS, or any church that prohibits the use of all birth control? This "study" is a JOKE, and not worth being taken seriously by anyone.

“BSL is BS!”

Since: Feb 09

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#3 Aug 4, 2010
Notice how it says they "appear" happier...most religious families are all about those appearances...


#5 Sep 10, 2012
One would want to believe this topic, for real.
but the truth is, it's not 100% factual when you get down to it. I will agree that, if a child is raised in the right way to go, it will stick with them as they age in years.
How can anyone raise a child without morals?
Where do they land years later, in jail etc. without morals. this is true!

United States

#6 Sep 23, 2012
In religious families ,the kids get disciplined. I have a neighbor that spanks her boys (even teenagers) on the bottom !


#7 Sep 23, 2012
John wrote:
In religious families ,the kids get disciplined. I have a neighbor that spanks her boys (even teenagers) on the bottom !
IMO that's a LOUSY excuse for a parent. I don't buy the idiotic argument that spankings or beatings are effective at disciplining kids.

United States

#8 Sep 23, 2012
Spanking is not beating . spare the rod ......spoil..........


#9 Sep 24, 2012
John wrote:
Spanking is not beating . spare the rod ......spoil..........
I agree with John ask the parents who raised kids in the 80's and the 70's and years back spanking didn't hurt it helped!
now we have time out and time out again and more time out
anyone following this?

United States

#11 Sep 28, 2012
years back they even spanked in school ! in some instances ,it was even with the pants down !


#12 Sep 28, 2012
oo ouch john pants down that is too far!

United States

#13 Oct 3, 2012
buck ! If it wasnt ooch ouch , it wouldnt be considered punishment !


#14 Oct 8, 2012
LOL John but pants down in school no no

United States

#15 Oct 14, 2012
buck. Think for youself . you want to do trouble (direspect , mouth off , lie , steal , cheat....etc....),but you know ,when caught you will be sent to the disciplinrian . Once in the disciplinarians office.... you will be scolded ....The your pants will be lowered ,then your briefs & over the desk for a good whackin'! wouldnt you think twice (or even 3 x )?
still dancin

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Oct 29, 2012
Are you all a bunch of religious nuts, and if so, listen to yourselves. My poor Mom was molested by her uncle who was a baptist preacher. What about those men that wear robes and molest choir boys. I'd rather be raised by wolves than be captive of a bunch of religious nuts.


#17 Nov 29, 2012
still dancin you are off topic look at what you wrote, this has nothing to do with molestation etc.
focus still dancin really focus lol
we are discussing that religious families raise better children so get a grip!
no one said that religious people were 100% perfect

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Dec 1, 2012
The spankings received from a loving parent are beneficial so long as they are not given in anger. It is equally important that the reasons for the spanking are clearly understood by all involved. You are punishing the behaviour and not the person.


#19 Dec 2, 2012
yes agree spanky but I think many of us did get spanked out of anger if truth be said.
you know mom and dad were mad when you got licked.
don't forget that this is just one study from one state. and the state of Mississippi did a lot more with people years ago than just spank them. There was a lot of prejudice down that way. whoops did I open up another can of worms.

Canonsburg, PA

#20 Dec 19, 2012
It's really not so much religion that matters as it is any set of rules with consistent punishments and rewards. It just so happens that the "good" religious families tend to have those, but religion is not a requirement. Nor will religion automatically create good kids, if it's applied poorly.

That's why those crazily religious folks like Westboro Baptist raise crazy kids, or sometimes people who apply their religion inconsistently ("Jesus says love everyone - but I just HATE [insert group of choice here]") that confuse their kids and make them irrational.

Mostly, though, it's the parents who have "rules" that can be negated if little Billy just whines long enough, that raise bad kids. You've all seen them:

"if you keep acting out, no McDonalds for you."
"Fine, McDonalds..."

The kid learns that he can get whatever he wants if he just throws a big enough hissy fit. Then he grows up and joins Occupy Wall Street.


#22 Feb 10, 2013
yeah good points there slaggingham
and if the hissyfit don't work, maybe a handgun or machine gun will (hint hint)
good behaviour results in good things
nowadays parents will do anything to satisfy kids.
they are slowly building monsters giving into their kids. bad behaviour is not being punished properly go figure

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