Monday, January 21, 2013

A Mother's View of Morality

      Deborah Mitchell's essay on CNN iReport, “Why I Raise My Children Without God,” drew 650,000 page views, the second highest for an iReport, and the most comments of any submission on the citizen journalism platform. Lots of people disagreed with her. They flagged her iReport as inappropriate and criticized CNN for linking to her essay on the homepage. But there were plenty of others who wrote thoughtful rebuttals, respectfully disagreeing with Mitchell while not foisting their own beliefs on her.
      As iReport reaffirmed, if you want to bring out the "crazies" just post an essay about non-belief in God. Comments are frequently harsh, hateful, and demeaning.  
      Ms Mitchell is a rarity in that she presents her opinions in a soft motherly way and consequently her blog deserves permanent reference on our Religion Page.

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