One of the main functions of organized religion has always been as a means of social education, of passing the rules of civilization from generation to generation.
Christianity and Judaism do the best job, in my opinion. Both emphasize that life is sacred, and both emphasize treating each other well. Both emphasize charity and hard work. Both severely punish assault, murder, and theft.
What do you think happens when religion is de-emphasized by society?
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Not everybody needs an organized religion to teach them how to act. Some have parents that are capable of doing that. However, the rules set down in Judaism and Christianity in particular for interpersonal interactions are as good a substitute (as well as a good support for parents trying to teach their kids how to act) as there is.
Government is sure not doing the job. All they're teaching is the entitlement mentality.
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