New Book Helps Atheist Parents And Their Children Deal With Religious Conflicts

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"Why Don't We Go To Church?" is a new book that helps atheist parents and their children deal with religious conflicts.

Evolution vs. creation is the focal point of a new book written for atheist or agnostic parents and their children. "Why Don't We Go To Church?" helps young people deal with religious conflicts. It also opens a door for parents to talk with their children about the different religious beliefs and non-beliefs.

The story revolves around Dan, a fourth grade student doing a science project about Primeval Soup, the primordial liquid from which all of earth's creatures evolved. Dan's best friend Alex believes God started life on earth with Adam and Eve. Alex's father wants Dan to start attending their church. Dan is afraid the science project may cost him his best friend.

"This was the perfect book for my son and his problem with a Christian friend," said one non-religious father whose son recently read Why Don't We Go To Church? "The friend's dad keeps encouraging my son to 'seek the word'. It's one thing for me to tell my boy that not being religious is OK, but when he saw it in print, it became more acceptable," he said.

Gail Miller and Rosalind Eagle wrote the book to help children and atheist parents feel more comfortable when their non-belief in a deity is questioned. "The idea came to me after a friend's daughter was hurt by religious harassment," said Ms. Miller, a Social Worker. "Then some other kids I know were kicked out of a swimming pool because they didn't have Jesus in their hearts. The more research I did, the more I realized what a big problem this really is."

Rosalind Eagle is a Registered Nurse. She and Ms. Miller have a total of four children, three step-children and eight grandchildren, and none of them are church-goers.

For readers age nine and older, "Why Don't We Go To Church?" is available for sale online at The soft-cover book has 50-pages and retails for $8.99. It is profusely illustrated with drawings by Angela Seear.

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