No one was more indoctrinated in the family religion than I was. My grandfather was a Bishop and spoke around the dinner table how to better Mormons and help others understand the words of the savior. My problem was learning the words of others when I began the job of reading all the books written. My uncle (6 years my senior) enlisted in the Navy the day after Pearl Harbor. His library in my Grandparent’s home became mine. I read the big orange book that had pictures. I still have that book! Written by Richard Haliburton was the story of a Harvard drop out who left school to see the world. He went everywhere in his first book “The Royal Road to Romance” and it started a habit of his writing more books making my library expanded. Most of these books ended up in the libraries of my kids but I still have the big orange book.
No! my copy of the big orange book is gone! I forgot I have 2 grown grand children…
The expansion of the human brain demands a certain amount of rationality. Developing a secular attitude could be dangerous when the human has not been educated as knowing and understanding right over wrong. At some time in early childhold development the child will be taught right over wrong but the child is told that bad choices can be erased by going to Sunday school. This defeats the purpose of teaching our children how to survive in the world we choose.
Between infancy, early childhood development, adulthood and senior years, the moral attitude changes. It all depends on the input.
There is no problem if many of you do not produce offspring. Adding children to the situation must be given a lot of time and self-education.
We all understand the importance of healthy baby, there are a million books on how to improve the standards of life through good health. But so little effort is made to sell God to these kids unless using a threatening God to punish the kids. 20 years ago I would explain that my faith belongs to the many humans who protect life as secular humanists. People would look at me as a fool until I explained that Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek was a Secular Humanist and kept his attitude throughout his scripts. People then would remember several of the scripts that spoke of equality no matter what the weird person looked like.