PBS: '10 Commandments' For Atheist Parents Raising 'Tolerant' KidsPublic Broadcast Service published a piece by Wendy Thomas Russell, author of Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious, who shared her own 10 Commandments to guide atheist parents in having the “God Talk” with their children. Starting with an uncited statistic, Russel states that between 2012 and 2014, 7.5 million Americans “lost their religious faith.” Because “secularism is on the rise,” Russel asks, “[H]ow do we, as first-generation secular parents, go about talking to our kids about God and religion? What do we tell them? When? And how?” So she came up with ten steps to teach parents that are “atheist, agnostic, humanist, deist, or nothing at all” how “to raise kind, happy, tolerant kids capable of making up their own minds about what to believe.” Below is a summary of her “commandments:” MORE