Of course we Christians knew this!KHATRU Â You asked why I never post anything good about science. But, sometimes I do Â here's one just for you Â actually it's a re-post, but I guess you missed it the first time around, since you didn't want to ÂploughÂ through it.
From ABC News:
Atheists Who Go to Church: Doing It for the Children
ÂA new study out of Rice University has found that 17 percent Â about one out of five scientists who describe themselves as either atheists or agnostics Â actually go to church, although not too often, and not because they feel a spiritual yearning to join the faithful.
More likely, itÂs because of the kids.
The study, by sociologists Elaine Howard Ecklund of Rice and Kristen Schultz Lee of the University at Buffalo, found that many atheists want their children exposed to religion so that they can make up their own minds on what to believe. In addition, church may provide a better understanding of morality and ethics, and occasionally attending services may ease the conflict between spouses who disagree over the value of religion to their children, the study contends.
[POSTER'S INSERT: IN OTHER WORDS, THE KIDS WON'T LEARN MORALITY IN THE ATHEIST HOMES, LOL]
The research, published in the December issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, was based on in-depth interviews with 275 scientists at 21 ÂeliteÂ research universities in the United States. Sixty-one percent of the participants described themselves as either atheists or agnostics, and 17 percent of the non-believers had attended church more than once in the past year.
[NOTE Â THIS WAS A SCIENTIFIC STUDY.......A GOOD ONE, TOO, LOL]
" IN OTHER WORDS, THE KIDS WON'T LEARN MORALITY IN THE ATHEIST HOMES,"