BigSteve-3 wrote:I'd think it would be more along the lines of "People who grow up without religious beliefs will not value religious things".
I know religious people who value good friends. I'm not religious, and I value good friends, too.
OK, I see your point, but I phrased it this way because I think that there are many things which concern people of a particular world view that do not generally concern atheists.
For instance, anti-pronography is generally a religious thing, and often doesn't bother religionless people.
This, but not quite the way you meant it.
I've seen research that points to the style of parenting. Were they more authoritarian or more nuturing.
Here on the other side of the pond the kids are to the Left of their parents. But then, America was dragged so far to the Right we left sanity a long time ago.
Right, and I think whether or not you have a father or mother will have a massive influence on your life, just like the particular parenting style that you received.
What is kind of funny to imagine is that sometimes these things really go the opposite ways. I once spoke to a psychology degree holder who said that often times you can see authoritarians that actually come from very liberal and permissive homes, and that they are actually looking for more strict codification in their lives that they did not get from their parents.
I think it is too complex to come up with really big universals that you can rely on when looking at individuals, but I think that it certainly holds water when we are talking about parenting trends as a whole.