Scarred-for-life born-agains: Some secularists believe that kids brought up in evangelical homes are brainwashed and scarred for life because of the abuses they endure. You know, being given a clear worldview, that sort of thing, as opposed to letting them develop their own. The evil sociologist Emile Durkheim was in cahoots with these cultists when he wrote that grown-ups who are wandering intellectually are in an abormal, anomic state.
Close to half of born-agains accept Jesus when they're kids, so let's see if they're more likely to end up scarred and miserable:
Percent in each category (GSS, N = 10,441)
Very happy 35.2
Pretty happy 51.9
Not too happy 12.9
Very happy 28.8
Pretty happy 58.8
Not too happy 12.7
Yes, I can see damage of epic proportions. (Also keep in mind that fewer evangelicals earn college degrees, and people with college degrees tend to be happier).
Here I see one aspect of my education I'm grateful for: to not be scared or freaked out by people who are different from me. Religion bashers betray a real narrowness that many of them would condemn in other contexts.
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