chapter  14
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Do We Need God to Do Good?

In December 2008, The Washington Post reported on a gathering of secular humanistsin Boston, Massachusetts (Shulman 2008): They are not religious, so they don’t go to church. But they are searching for values and rituals with which to raise their children, as well as a community of like-minded people to offer support . . . Dozens of parents came together on a recent Saturday to participate in a seminar on humanist parenting and to meet others interested in organizing a kind of nonreligious congregation, complete with regular family activities and ceremonies for births and deaths.