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Family Values Without Religion
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help of religious texts or outside authorities, (my mother) worked mightily to instill
in me the values that many Americans learn in Sunday school: honesty, empathy,
discipline, delayed gratification, and hard work. She raged at poverty and injustice.
Most of all, she possessed an abiding sense of wonder, a reverence for life and its
precious, transitory nature..
"Given the increasing diversity of America's population, the dangers of sectarianism
have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer iust a Christian
nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu
nation, and o nation of nonbelievers."
—Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope
CONGRATULATIONS THE AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION