I wonder what it's like sending your child to church to learn a bunch of fairy tales you don't even believe in. I guess it can't be much different than having them leave out a glass of milk and a plate of cookies for Santa. Strangely enough, if my seed ever infects some poor woman, I think I would probably take my kid to church too. I know that makes me a bit of a hypocrite but remember I'm The Contented Atheist. Religion doesn't bother me. Holy water doesn't boil if I dip my finger in it (I've tried).
Some would have you believe that religion is either inherently good or inherently evil, they are wrong. Yes, religion gave us the Inquisition and pedophile priests, but it also gave us homeless shelters and Martin Luther King. What people tend to forget is that first and foremost church and religion are social institutions. They're a place for people to socialize, listen to a lecture (sermon), maybe raise a little money for charity, and yes, in some cases, a place to teach your kid to hate gays.
My parents were very practical people so they selected a very practical church. Some people's parents hate gays so they go to churches that teach you how to hate gays. Some people hate their kids so they take them to a Catholic church. The Bible really has nothing to do with what any particular church is going to preach. It's the people that attend that church that make that determination. The Bible is a vague enough book that you can use it to argue just about any side, of any issue, with just a little research.
Whenever I go visit my parents, I inevitably get an update on all the drama behind the scenes at church. My mom vents while I nod my head and say things like "wow, she really said that?" and "jeez, what is this high school?", which always elicits roaring laughter from Dad. I think he finds it so funny because it's sort of true. When you get a bunch of people together there is going to be drama. Sometimes they'll end up doing something good, sometimes they'll do bad, and sometimes they'll stand around chatting while they drink coffee. People are more complicated than they're given credit for and their social institutions reflect this, religious or secular.
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