|Born an atheist|
Ahoy - everyone is born an atheist.
How else does one explain that Baptists only have Baptist children? ... or Jews only have Jewish children? ...or Muslims only have children of Islam?
Is it genetics? Maybe, but then how does one predict the religion of the offspring of a Methodist and a Catholic? Are Catholic genes dominant? Suppose one of our soldiers in Iraq hooks up with a Muslim woman - what religion will the child adhere to? Too far fetched? How about the child of a GI and a Vietnamese hooker?
Religion is indoctrination , especially of children. It could be considered a form of child abuse but I'm not ready to inject the guv'mt in to the family.